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Response to zanana1 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:07 AM

4. Apparently Armadillo's are expensive and can carry leprosy.

Might want to take that into consideration before purchasing one.

"Common Health Problems
Armadillos need space to forage and can become destructive in the home. They are also known to carry the bacteria that causes leprosy in humans, though such transmission is rare.

Purchasing Your Armadillo
Expect to pay $2,000 to $3,000 for a hand tamed, privately bred baby armadillo. You will not want to adopt a wild or adult armadillo, as it will be very difficult to care for and train.

If you do decide that you want an armadillo as a pet be sure to check your local laws first: Armadillos are wild animals, and their status varies from state to state. If your state allows you to own one, and you're prepared to make your home fit for a burrowing, insect-eating, eight-acre roaming, nocturnal armadillo, be sure to follow all the local rules for keeping exotic pets."


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