Kinkajou is a small, golden brown, tree-dwelling mammal that are native to Central and South American rainforests. They are generally friendly, playful, and curious when raised in captivity and are perhaps best known by their other name…”Honey Bears”.
As pets, kinkajou generally are active and curious, and they like to get into things, requiring a lot of effort to keep them entertained.They like to toss their food around, and house-training them isn’t typically successful. Instead, they often pick a few places around the house to use as their bathroom, so you might be able to put a pan or paper in those spots to collect the waste.
A kinkajou needs a fairly large cage of at least 4 by 8 by 6 feet. Some owners use an entire room of a home as their habitat, or an outdoor enclosure if you live in a warm climate. They naturally live in trees, so providing them with plenty of items to climb and hang from will be appreciated.
Owners of kinkajou who enjoy them will talk about how friendly and outgoing they are. They do enjoy being with people, but because you need to contain them in a cage or room when you’re not able to supervise them, you will need to commit to spending a good two to three hours a day at least with them.
A kinkajou weighs about as much as the average house cat (10 pounds), but it can be quite a bit longer because of its tail, which can reach up to 2 feet long. Kinkajous use their long tails to help them climb trees, and they wrap their tails around branches for stability while they eat and sleep.