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Old 01-07-2012, 01:35 PM
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I've posted no pics partly because I know I don't need to justify myself here (life does not begin and end with RFUK....it is merely an amusement, a distraction and I don't need approval from a load of anonymous names), and also because I don't wish to give information about where I live and my property to any random local criminals stalking this site!

Maybe there shall be pics taken of my enclosures at some point (if ever the sun decides to shine in the north west), but rest assured that if I choose to post them, it will not be at the request of you Mynki!
It is a shame your personal issues do get in the way of sensible debate. You could have helped others. That's the real reason for forums Mrcriss. Without that, they're pretty pointless.

I didn't realise 'Coati rustling' was as common as you imply!
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:15 PM
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Back to original questions,we have kept coatis for over 20 years.Definately not a house pet,they have to have large outside enclosure to release their stacks of energy.We have a male and female living together and they love each other to bits.The female only tells the male off when she is pregnant,so he is removed,as females get too stressed having males in enclosure whilst pregnant.
Ours are in a well planted high,lots of branches enclosure,size approx,25ft x 15ft x 8ft.They have sleeping area off the ground.
I have had many a coati come and sit for a cuddle,so not all bad.
On the whole i have found them very nosey,very gentle,and the busiest little creatures ever.
Will post pics of enclosure later,off to take some photos now.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:26 PM
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Here are the pictures if anybody else would like to follow with theres




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Old 01-07-2012, 10:33 PM
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Thats nice.Do you have to provide an indoor heated area and how far down do you bury the mesh?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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We dont heat our coatis ,they have well insulated beds with lots of straw.The wire is buried approx 2 ft.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:41 PM
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That's how I imagined they should be kept. I take it they're really a display animal that offers some interaction rather than a 'pet'?

You say there is some agression during the breeding period, when do you reintroduce the male? And how does he interact with the babies?

What kind of things do you do to provide environment enrichment?

I've read that should have a heated enclosure with UVB. If they're spending time outdoors, in your opinion do they need UVB?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:06 AM
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I would say they are a very nice pet,all of mine have been very keen on human interaction,its just their busy nature would make it virtually impossible to be kept in the house,also they poop anywhere.Our children go into the enclosure and fuss ours and they love it.
The babies are took away before male is put back into enclosure,i would imagine naturally a male would not be seen til next breeding season,so babies would be adult and probably different male on the scene.
I have never given uv light to any animal that is an outdoor enclosure species,and all my coatis have lived good ages,mid to late teens,and never had to have vet treatment.Diet is probably very important,mine have always been more carnivorous than fruit eating,although their diet given is very broad range.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:39 AM
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Very nice indeed, your animals have lovely enclosures
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