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I mean anything from a Lion, to something as tiny as a beetle. Any "wild animal" captivate you as a pet? Would you actually get one? Could you really care for it? Maybe someone here already does own a wild critter. Tell us about it?
I own a Bengal cat, and it really is a different experience than a common breed. She is very demanding of time and energy. I can only imagine if it was a Savannah or Serval cat or tiger or something. Not just anyone can own one of these animals. You need to be committed to spending a few hours with them every single day, or pay someone else to do it. The cat will not understand that you have work or are "busy". A lot of people want a "wild" or a genuinely wild cat because they are pretty, and they don't actually have time to spend with them or enough space in their home. Wild cats like to run a lot. They need to have a lot of extra play time and may need a cat wheel or to be walked every day. They have a lot of muscle and strength and cat hurt you without meaning to. Ideally, they should be fed raw or grain-free diets, which costs a lot of money.