A baby kinkajou is absolutely adorable so I can’t blame you if you want to know more about this cute exotic animal. The scientific name for this animal is Potos flavus. It’s also referred to as a honey bear. Honey bears are tropical mammals that live in the rainforests of the Western Hemisphere. Because of their nocturnal nature, these exotic animals are also referred to as nightwalkers. They are closely related to raccoons and red pandas.
So, do you want to buy a baby kinkajou? If you do, then read the steps that I’m going to discuss in this article so that you can make sure that you and your future pet are going to live in harmony. The first step of the process of buying baby night crawlers is knowing where to look for one. Honey bears reside in Central America and South America. You can do your search as far north in Southern Mexico and as far south in Brazil and Ecuador. Honey bears live in the rain forests of these regions. The next important thing you need to know about is the size of a honey bear. Size is a very important factor to consider when you’re planning on buying pets especially exotic ones. Honey bears are known for the lengthy bodies that typically range from 16 inches to 25 inches. Adult nightwalkers can weigh as much as 8 pounds but the usual weight range falls between 3 pounds to 8 pounds. Aside from their long tails, nightwalkers are also easily recognizable because of their long tails that measure from 15 inches to 22 inches.
Once you get a good idea of the size and weight of the night crawler, the next thing you need to know is its appearance. Honey bears are characterized by thick brown fur. However, some of them have grayish brown furs. Next to their furs are their sharp teeth and claws. The soles of the feet of night crawlers are bare. As for their heads, they have both large eyes but small ears. Their legs are opposite to their tails because these are short. Honey bears have faint rings on their tails as well. Now, you may be wondering about the explanation behind the name honey bear. Well, the answer to that is the long tongues of kinkajous, which they make use of when getting honey from bee hives. The tongues of these exotic animals can reach up to 5 inches in length.
Since you’re going to have an exotic animal as a pet, you need to read about its nature and behavioral patterns. First among the important characteristics you should know of would be their nocturnal nature. This means that they are most active during night time and get their rest during the day. Next, their tails are not only long but are also very strong. They make use of these to climb up trees as well as for balancing their bodies. Lastly, find out about their diet. These animals usually feed on nectar, flowers, insects, honey, and eggs.