The kinkajou breeders that we have, live together in a sort of community in an outside cabana. They are mostly nocturnal creatures, so usually in the daytime you will see them dozing and at night, they are energetic. But, if anyone plays with them and keeps them busy in the day, they adjust to a normal schedule soon enough. One thing kinkajous really like is to be rubbed and scratched on their backs; they enjoy it so much that they actually close their eyes and hold their heads up so that you can scratch them on the neck.
The cabana for our kinkajous has a little tree and ledges so that they can climb, rest, or nap in it. We also keep a self-feeder available which has Primate Biscuits and Beneful dog food so that they can eat whenever they want. We also feed them different kinds of fruits and vegetables. To keep them comfortable, the cabana has a pig warmer installed inside along with three inches of sand on the floor so that they are warm and comfy in the winter when they sleep. We have kinkajous for sale but before acquiring them, always make sure that you can manage to keep them where it’s at least 60 degrees.
Since the cabana floor is layered with sand, it’s easy to clean. Kinkajous do not litter train but simply do their business in some particular places and “do” it usually at night since they are mostly active then. For Kinky’s indoor cage, we make proper use of newspaper and change it every morning. Kinkajous breed through the whole year and their gestation time lasts for about 112-118 days. Every year, they give birth to one or two babies. When the time comes, we take the mother and give her some personal space,keeping her alone until she gives birth. We pull the baby from the mother at about 4 weeks of age and start it on a bottle.
If at Castleberry, you see a kinkajou for sale then by all means, you should go for it. They make great pets; gentle, quiet, do not smell, and do not hurt anyone. Usually they are calm little creatures but they get in the mood to play sometimes and attempt to climb all over you to play. We owned one neutered male kinkajous called Kinky that we kept in a cage in our garden room office. Whenever given the opportunity, we would find Kinky all over the room or over my back or shoulders – he wanted to be loved and he made sure he got it. When my grandson came here to visit, Kinky loved getting on his shoulders all the time.
The Kinkajous is very well-mannered. If you are looking for “calm”, the kinkajous is very much worth considering as a potential pet – they are amazing, wonderful pets. Remember, they like having their back or neck rubbed and scratched!
Diet: Cinnamon raisin bread, Primate Fiber Sticks, fruits and vegetables like bananas, apples, oranges, sweet potatoes, and sometimes marshmallows to give as treats.
Medications:They do not have to be vaccinated but worming is a good idea; twice a year. For this you can use Strong id-T for cats. Dosage: 1cc per 5 lbs. body weight.
Fleas: If your kinkajou has fleas then Dawn detergent is good to wash them with rather than shampoo because it kills fleas and their eggs. Spraying directly on babies is not recommended, if you have to spray, use a paper towel; spray that and wrap it around the pet for some time. For older kinkajous, you can use Frontline every month according to the recommended amounts.
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