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Get in Depth Facts about Australian Kangaroos including: Care, Food, Diet, Pens, Pregnancy, Breeding, Behaviors, Diseases and Lifespan!
If you are p ionate about having a fun loving pet, did you know one of the most entertaining pets are — Kangaroos!
Australian Kangaroos make excellent pets. Owning and raising a baby kangaroo is easy to do with the help of a good Baby Kangaroo Care Book. If you have seen baby kangaroos or ‘joeys’ on T.V, in movies or in books you may have been intrigued with how tiny kangaroo babies snuggle deep inside their mother kangaroo’s pouch!
Kangaroos when left to their own devices, don’t ask all that much of the world – just some shade, a place to graze, the freedom to be what they are.
The real issue of their suitability as companion animals rests more on us than on the kangaroos themselves. I heartily encourage an active interest in all the macropods – wallabies, wallaroos, kangaroos – and in the broader world of marsupials. You may find one of the smaller marsupials may fit into your lifestyle easier than an kangaroo because of their large sizes as s.
Being a kangaroo owner is a unique experience and while kangaroos are often seen as pets in a zoo, they are very adaptable.
They are large pets which are generally housed outside similar to other livestock animals. Kangaroos eat hay, mixed foods, and horse pellets or compressed ‘cake’. They need a pasture in order to run around, roam and graze.
You need to know all about kangaroos in regards to buying one, their care and feeding, diet, enclosure pens, behaviors, breeding, pregnancy, diseases and life span. When you have a kangaroo as a pet you will find they bond very well with their owners and having your own Kangaroo really is a joy!
There are four species of kangaroos which are the Red, Eastern, Western and Antilopine Kangaroo. It’s important to remember that these four species have a wide variety in size and color.
Kangaroos belong to the family Macropodidae, which translates from the Latin to ‘large foot’. There are 40 species in this group of marsupials. The smaller members are the wallabies, while the largest, Macropos rufus, the Red Kangaroo, stands as tall as a man.
The most distinctive characteristic of marsupials, and the one that most people already know, is that these wonderfully unique creatures carry their young, called ‘joeys’ in a pouch or ‘marsupium’.
There are 334 existing species of marsupials in the world. About 100 of those are found in the Americas. Seventy percent of the world’s marsupials reside in Australia and New Guinea, as well as on the adjacent islands. The only marsupial native to Northern America is the opossum.
Male kangaroos are called bucks, boomers, or jacks, while the females are does, flyers, or jills. Large groups of kangaroos are called mobs.
Kangaroos are the best known of the world’s marsupials, and are an unofficial symbol of Australia. Their iconic profile can be seen on all kinds of signage in popular culture, on the national coat of arms, and even on some denominations of currency. So why do kangaroos hop instead of run like other animals?
The kangaroo is the only large animal that uses hopping as its primary means of locomotion. Although the physical size difference is considerable, a kangaroo is twice as fast as the other well-known ‘hopper’ of the animal world, the rabbit.
Their over-sized hind legs are well designed to allow them to cover long distances at a good rate of speed. Kangaroos and wallabies store elastic energy in their tendons, which alternately compress and spring out during hopping. The tendons are responsible for the highly efficient and fast motion, or hopping actions.
Kangaroos enjoy human company, and they will interact with the people who care for them.
Raising and caring for baby kangaroos can be a fun and rewarding experience, simply because these tiny baby kangaroos grow up to be friendly companions. The benefits of owning and raising Kangaroos are a pleasure for young and old alike!
The key to keeping a baby kangaroo pet is to find one that suits your personality so you are sure to have a good match between you and your new pet.
I want to help you to take your first step towards owning a kangaroo… When I was looking to purchase my own baby Kangaroos many years ago, I discovered there was very limited information available for help purchasing, owning, raising, breeding and information on diseases for Kangaroos.
After searching for many hours for Kangaroo information and by talking to Kangaroo breeders and Kangaroo fanciers and watching Kangaroos in the wild, I finally decided that there was a definite need for a comprehensive book all about Kangaroos!
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