Kinkajous, honey bears are procyinidae family members also known as rainforest mammals. Kinkajou is also one and only genus Potos member originated to Central America and South America. Kinkajou are night walker are wild animal behave with you like it treated with other Kinkajous. Tamed or not.
Average life span of kinkajous is up to 25 years but in captivity they live more than 40 years.
Kinkajous are smaller in size as adult Kinkajou average body length is 40-16 cm with a weight of 3 to 10lb. Their tails are as longer as their body such as 40-60cm body length with 40-60cm tail. They are woolly fur which is major reason of hunting Kinkajou. Brownish gray or gold color outer coat and gray under coat look nice. Tiny ears, larger eyes sharps claw and four legs with five toes make it more attractive. Kinkajou is playful and exotic pets as they also names as lion monkey. Kinkajou tail assume as third hand used to handling when climbing. It also helps in maintaining balance
Kinkajou are nocturnal animals mostly seem active after 7pm to mid night. Kink are best option who also active in nights or devote their night time for their pets. They spent more time in jumping, vocalizing, carrying and banging as they do in wild life. Kinkajou has curious behavior. They may stretch, bite or injured their owner when they involve feeding, and cleaning. They are closely bound with their owner but also socialized with other family members. Kinks never feel hesitation while interacting with strangers. They are active at night but it difficult of impossible to keep them active in day time. Kinkajous are mallow-mannered, non-aggressive, gentle and affectionate pets. Mostly people related it with monkey but they are not monkey.
Basically Kinkajou is fruit eater but in wild live they eat fruits vegetables, nectars, incest, frogs and eggs. They show territorial behaviors while feeding mostly they seem eating something accepts playtime. That make highly pitched sound to call for food. In captivity provide balanced and high quality food for good health. 2-2 cup of tropical fruits, monkey biscuits, 2/2 cup of vegetables or blossom cover major portion of their diets but they are omnivores too so allow them little amounts of insects, eggs, cocked chicken and frogs to cover protein requirements. Kinkajous love bananas. Mango, melon, grapes, figs, cherimoyas, and pomegranates are common fruits eaten by Kinkajou. Avoid giving diary, citrus, avocados, onions, strawberries, cauliflower and broccoli as they have some health issues related with Kinkajou.
Kinkajous have wooly fur, prehensile tails used for climbing and playing. They also have curious nature so it better to keep them in enclosures. 4 feet deep, 8foor wider and 6 foot taller enclosure with plenty to toys, swings and climbing ornament is best place for you Kinkajou pet. Kinkajous are good for both indoor and outdoor living. Larger aviary in back yard or garden is also right housing for Kinkajou. Outdoor enclosure with concrete floor is good as it easily clean and disinfecting then other floors. Use linoleum flooring indoor enclosure for sanitation purpose. Kinkajou belong to milder climate that why need they need heat in winter for outdoor living. Are you a going to keep Kinkajou in smaller enclosure them bring them out for few hours in evening to play.
Kinkajou is quite, and inoffensive animals live clean need proper grooming. They have non-detectable odors. Trim their nails regularly because they have larger and sharp nail may harmful for you.
Is Kinkajou Right for You or Not?
Kinkajou awake in night’s required extra time, space and diets. Kinkajous are not for those who can devote time or desired to keep them in cage all of their lives. Bottle raise Kinkajou are bound with their owner and not aggressive nature then other Kinkajou. Diapers are not good for Kinkajou as it may cause to infections. So harnesses and diapers in not recommended for Kinkajou. Adult Kinkajou is move passive in protecting their food. They are active when you asleep. Kinkajou has 50-70% humidity which proves that they are easy to maintain in home environment. They also need proper lighting as turn on lights in day time in rooms and turn on off light with the active at 7pm. Mid night and one or two hours before down time.
Take Kinkajou to a qualified vet for routine examine one in a year. Basically they do not need vaccination but it you feel necessary vaccination when Kinkajou is 6- 13 week old highly encourage baby Kinkajou for Deworming.