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Could a black panther ever be tamed as a pet, such as your typical house cat?

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No. Big cats are not pets. The need lots of land to travel and they are extremely strong and agile. If you have ever aggravated a house cat and been swat by it, you know it can sting. Now take that swat and put 175 lb cat behind it.

People try to do it and then realize they are in over their heads. That is why there are big cat rescues through out country.

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Good advice. House cat scratches are bad enough
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Probably not...

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Do not think so.

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No. Too big. Too wild. Even if raised by humans, all those predatory instincts are right under the surface and will come out at the least provocation.

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Yes but there's always that chance it could turn on you, it'll always be a wild animal.

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No and No....is there any part of that you don't understand?

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could be....
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They COULD be tamed but at the risk of becoming wild

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Not has a house cat. It would need room as any large wild animal would need.

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Yes but if it turns on you have to be ready to kill it.

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No

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Yes, no problem

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You can train them like a house pet but they're instinct and such will always take over. They may seem like pets but they have not been trains for thousands of years like dogs or cats. They are used to hunting and they're natural instincts. They will most likely turn on you in the end

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I know a man who has a female mountain lion as a pet...she is kept in her habitat,but he goes in with her as if she were a house cat...and that growl she makes is one of the scariest things I've ever heard...I stayed outside the fence.

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Yes they can but your in the likely hood of getting killed

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Definitely not. But I wonder, if they were domesticated like the pets we have today, would those predatory instincts vanish over time?

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If you start a bloodline of a panther breeding family you could theoretically domesticate a panther after thousands of years, but you would end up with some sort of cat. so the answer is yes you can.

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Maybe if you get the panther when its a baby and hasnt been around many other panthers..

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