I feel like an off-shoot of bears should've been a 3rd pet for people after cats and dogs.

I feel like an off-shoot of bears should've been a 3rd pet for people after cats and dogs. Seems like a missed opportunity.

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sure they might be capable of being good pets, But inevitably they will be owned by absolute morons who aren't even capable of correctly raising a dog.

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >dog that can climb
    enjoy your escape artist
    they're also psychotically protective of their young so starting the domestication process would be difficult

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't raccoons vaguely related to bears?

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    bears are solitary animals so they'd make shitty pets like cats.

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't give the russians ideas

  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did you know dogs are literally an off shoot of bears?
    Or rather, bears are an off shoot of dogs
    Or rather, both shares a common ancestor

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Raccoons are ~15 years away from domestication. People in the USA and some in Germany are selectively breeding them.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Skunks are domesticated right now and they make for much better and more polite pets. Raccoons are always up to something

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    seals are objectively the most domesticable animal around but no one's ever bothered to do it because there's bad utility

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >seals are objectively the most domesticable animal around
      how so?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not that anon but I'd assume it's something like:
        >very social creatures
        >vaguely intelligent (or at least not dumb as shit)
        >highly reward motivated
        >breed relatively fast so domestication would be a ~1-200 year project rather than a thousand years like with elephants or something
        I dunno if I'd say they're the MOST domesticable animal out there but there's a good amount going for them.

  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    The closest thing to this is russians in some areas who for some reason ocassionaly feed the bears, even the polar ones.

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Foxes.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too clever to ever be domesticated

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        D:
        Bears claws are too big.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tell that to the russians

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        there are some russian foxes in the process of domestication. they're comfortable around people and have started showing signs of domestication like different colorations, but they're not at the same level as cats or dogs yet

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          cute

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuegian_dog?useskin=vector

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Foxes.

        Foxes ARE domesticated and it turns out it was actually really fricking easy just the people doing it were complete fricking morons about it for centuries
        DID YOU KNOW that the people responsible for trying to "domesticate" foxes were doing so by keeping them locked in crates their entire lives and forcefully impregnating them?
        Have you ever heard about the monkeys born in cages being eaten alive by their own parents so they don't suffer the same caged fate?
        Yeah neither had they
        So somebody finally suggested to them to let them run free in a fenced off field and who could have fricking guessed it, they had sex and had babies and after a few generations of living in a fenced off area they became domesticated
        They have colors unlike the wild variety and even have floppy ears

        You've probably also never heard of fennec foxes
        https://youtube.com/shorts/54_3qJRD9fU?feature=share

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're basically dogs

  11. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Done. Also bears are more like dogs than cats.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      yjk

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        """"Ma'am""", that's a kid.

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