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If I buy a baby lion/baby tiger, will it grow up to be mean and attack me or others?

I wanna get a baby lion or tiger (if they can be sold) and have one as a pet, but i don't want one if it will grow up and still attack people.

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Seriously? Only, if one has a dying desire, to be a BIG Cat's Meow (dinner). For your own safety, erase the 'fog", that creeps in with cat's feet.

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It won't grow up to be mean. It will be a tiger and they are dangerous animals. It's just their nature, nothing wrong with it.

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you can't own a big cat in the US without special licenses. don't know about other countries though. check out Christian the lion on you tube.

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Well it's in their nature and in their blood to be vicious so I wouldn't recommend you getting either one

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i want a pet grizzly bear. if you raise the cub from birth and dont let it get dependent on its mother, it will see you as its care taker.

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And then it will eat you. . .with love.
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That's pretty awesome. Can't blame you for wanting one. But all too often, the things we love, still eat our faces. You would need to spend 24 hrs a day earning trust, and even then, it's still a craps shoot. Awesome video tho:)
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Yes, it will eat you. Big cats are not domesticated animals, nor should they be.

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yes.big types of cats can really harm you.you'll die to your death.

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Lol you'll die to your death :)
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Duh...
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And they're off!!!!! Living in a rural area are you? Found a town that ok's with ownership of exotic animals? Got the money to pay for the humongous appetite? Got the money to pay for the secure compound you'll need for housing? Got the money for the on call exotic vet? And how bored were you before posting this?

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Yes to all of that and pretty bored... I just don't wanna do homework right now.. So yeah.
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Wait until you hit college kid! Interesting story in NYC a few years ago. Seems some genius was keeping a not so domesticated Tiger in his apartment. It did not end well.
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You have to domesticate it and that takes years for wild animals such as lions and tigers. It may attack you based on instinct. You would need a professional to care for it and a proper environment to raise it in.

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It's a wild animal. They are not domesticated and still have wild instincts. It will probably try to hurt you. Just enjoy looking at them at the zoo, or perhaps sponsor a cub!

If you want an example of why wild animals should NOT be pets, look at Charla Nash. Her friend had a pet chimp that LITERALLY tore her face off.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3Bcrnk_timediscountb&gs_rn=3&gs_ri=psy-ab&tok=8PKHrVO8KTbjYAtfV-t_KA&pq=carla+nash&cp=2&gs_id=1d&xhr=t&q=charla+nash&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1034&bih=400&wrapid=tljp136087239135320&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=yUMdUemCPMqa0QHOnYCIBg

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it was VERY REALLY HILARIOUS AND GROSS.i saw someone's face bleed.
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She had a full face transplant. It's kind of crazy actually. I can't imagine how that would feel.
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the chimp must be crazy to crawl up her face and rip it.
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Apparently she had socialized with the chimp a bunch before. It was her friend's pet. But I think the news said she had worn her hair differently that day, so the chimp freaked out.
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Wild animal will always have a wild heart. I would be very careful. Make sure you can have a lion or tiger as a pet in your area first. Some laws prohibit large cats and such.

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I don't think you can keep wild animals as pets. I heard of people having foxes and monkeys but never big cats like lions and tigers. I'm sure that they would be a bit rougher when it comes to playing and stuff because they are big cats. They would be taught by you on how they behave. Some of their natural instincts would remain but they wouldn't have been taught that humans are dangerous and they wouldn't be territorial either. As they get older, they would be way rougher when it comes to playing, and you would have to be very careful. You wouldn't be able to have other pets without worrying that the lion or tiger would play to roughly with it. This is a very long answer, but either way, you would be better off not getting a lion or tiger.

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Big cats are protected most places .. and rightly so. They are not meant to be pets..nor should they be. They are meant to live their days in nature in a social grouping .. not cooped up in someone's apartment or even imprisoned in a cell. NO animal deserves that!

I cringe to think how unhappy an animal is in captivity .. especially majestic animals such as these.

If you are truly an animal lover, then stop thinking about what an animal can offer YOU .. start thinking about what you can offer it! Freedom would be the best gift of all.

From an entirely different aspect .. How do you think you could even manage it? I mean .. a lion can grow up to 600 lbs .. a tiger maybe 350 lbs. That is a lot of cat to feed and exercise. Do you realistically even think you can handle that plus vet bills .. and the expense of transportation to an exotic animal vet .. You do know there is not a lot of vets with experience with such a large species right ? Or have you even though about any of these 'details'?

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Agreed!
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You can get one as a cub, train it, treat it like family and it might never attack anyone, but there is ALWAYS a chance that it will. It is still a wild animal, even if it gets treated like a pet. They are wired to do what they are gonna do.

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Please don't do this. People never end up caring properly for these animals. They will never be your "friend." They are, and always will be, WILD ANIMALS. These animals always end up suffering because billies want a tiger in their backyard. Exercise your good judgement.

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You're comparing me to the world which isn't even possible because you don't know me.

Other people may not take care of their animals, but I will. Your argument is invalid.
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It is not invalid in the least. I can write pages on this subject, guy.
Your desire to put a "baby lion" in a cage in your backyard is completely selfish and I'll-advised.. Not to mention, baby animals GROW UP. You might consider doing the same.
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I'd ask Seigfried and Roy about how dangerous a grown tiger can be.

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It's in their nature. They may not attack you - because they've grown up with you - but every one else would be in danger, and if you slipped and did something it REALLY did not like, it could attack you without thinking. Think of that woman a few years ago that had her face and hands bit off by a CHIMPANZEE that was a friend's pet and never attacked anyone before? She's totally disfigured for life. And the chimp did not have the NATURE to be so violent! Don't take a chance!

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I hate to break this to you, but it is definitely in the chimpanzees' nature to be violent. They are wild animals, and this is instinctual behavior for them. They always go for the eyes.
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Ewe... I guess you've got a good point there. Thanks...
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Yep. On Males, (including humans) they will go for the privates, too. Ouch and yuck.
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You do realize that even domestic cats aren't that domestic, right? If you die with a cat in the house, when they get hungry they will start eating on you. Cats that have NOT been domesticated like lions and tigers are more prone to help you die and then eat you. Like a previous poster wrote, ask Siegfried and Roy about that

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He will grow up to be nice, but maybe one day he will go and attack you. I wouldn't get one even though they are so adorable..i mean a wild animal is a wild animal.

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for the animals sake i wouldnt buy one as there meant for the wild ! even if it was trained and tamed it could turn very easily on anyone

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