Can a moose live in Florida, if not why not and has anyone ever had one as a pet

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Charlu profile image80
    Charluposted 6 years ago

    Can a moose live in Florida, if not why not and has anyone ever had one as a pet?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/6362379_f260.jpg

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    Are you seriously wanting a moose for a "pet?" I firmly believe wildlife belongs in the wild. The normal habitat of the moose is the temperate or subarctic areas of the northern hemisphere. They can become aggressive, especially if they get a disease caused by a parasite that invades the brain, or when habituated to people and denied food - just like other wild animals.

    Moose are herbivores and feed on vegetation - a lot of vegetation, as you can imagine. I don't know if Florida has the grasslands and woody trees necessary to sustain a moose without the moose having to resort to chewing on peoples' landscaping! They especially like the new shoots of willow, birch, aspen and maple.

    They also like to cool themselves in the water, and I know Florida has plenty of water, but the water in Florida would contain new predators for the moose - alligators, crocodiles and snakes!

    The moose has been considered in past centuries as a possible beast of burden to carry the mail in Sweden, but that idea was forsaken due to the aggressiveness of the moose during the rutting period. The Russians also sought to domesticate the moose to study its behavior and the process of domestication - the Russians are the ones who domesticated the silver fox during the middle of the last century, initially for the purpose of creating tamer animals for the fur industry.

    I strongly encourage you not to bring a moose to Florida. Again, I believe wild animals belong in their natural habitats. If you want a domesticated wild animal, look for a silver fox! Or, if you just want a very large pet, get a Great Dane!

  3. Caveman Etris profile image72
    Caveman Etrisposted 6 years ago

    Moose are not native to Florida or other subtropical areas.They are a northern species. Florida is warm all year round and has higher humidity than northern regions where Moose are found.  It is not that they can't survive there but it is unnatural for them. Like any other animal, people have kept them but more like deer that are kept in large natural enclosures. It is rare because of restrictions and the need for proper land and facilities.Tame Moose are typically kept on preserves and are in large enclosures for part of the year. I had seen some myself when in a preserve and petting zoo but the Moose were not part of the petting area. They can be tamed as any other mammal but can also be defensive when needed or threatened. I would not advise the common person to keep Moose. Below is a Moose farm preserve where many Moose are kept. The site talks about their Moose and has photos.                                                      http://moosefarm.newmail.ru/e030.htm

  4. Charlu profile image80
    Charluposted 6 years ago

    Dubuque  just so you know I'm not considering one for a pet even though there would be plenty of room I was just wondering if anyone had ever had one as a pet  I could NEVER keep an animal confined like that. Shoot I can't even crate or cage my dogs.  Thanks for all the info though, they just seem like such docile animals. Then again so do deer until you run across a pissed off buck.

    Thanks Caveman for the info and the link the pictures were awesome.

    I don't normally answer my own questions I just wanted to clarify

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)