Hyenas For Sale

Hyenas are genetically closer to the feline and viverrid families, but they behave more like a member of the dog family. Like dogs, they are carnivores that catch prey in their jaws, rather than their claws. They differ from dogs in that they are nocturnal scavengers that routinely dine on carrion.

No Hyenas currently listed for placement


Housing Hyenas

Enclosures for hyenas should be secure with fences at least eight feet tall. In addition to an open area, the enclosure should include an indoor area where the animals can seek shelter from the elements and rest in a quiet and solitude. They are mostly nocturnal and come out of their dens at dusk.

Hyenas Diet

Although hyenas eat rotting flesh of dead animals, they will also hunt for prey on their own and have been known to chase lions and other large predators away from their kills. The jaws of hyenas are powerful enough to crush bones and the digestive system of the animal can handle just about everything from hooves and teeth and skin. They cannot, however, digest horns or fur. In captivity, hyenas are fed a fortified meat-based diet like a commercial carnivore food plan fed to large carnivores. Hyenas can also be given mice, beef hearts, rats, rabbits, fish and poultry. For occasional treats, they can be given carrots, zucchini, and cabbage.

Hyena Enrichment

Introducing new enrichment items regularly will encourage the hyenas to adopt behaviors they would develop in the wild. A large pumpkin can be rolled around before it is torn apart. Troughs of water will give the hyenas an opportunity to cool off and splash around. Placing metal culverts around the enclosure will allow the animals to climb and perch on the top and hid underneath.

Breeding Hyenas

Hyenas are non-seasonal breeders. The gestational period for the hyena is about 110 days, after which the cubs are born with soft brown-black fur and long teeth. The cubs will start play fighting each other shortly after they are born. The milk of the spotted hyena has the highest fat and protein content of any land carnivore. The cubs will continue to nurse for twelve to sixteen months, even though they will start eating solid food as early as three months of age.


  • Elliot Bowley on April 6
    How do I purchase a cub?
  • Luna bishop on March 19
    When you going get in shipment for them I live in Vancouver Washington and need know how much and if I need permit have one in clark county vancouver washington?
  • Lily Sobro on February 17
    i can't wait to adopt a brown hyena some day!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jerry Porter on January 17
    Is it legal to own one and if so what is the process?
  • Actual Hyena on January 13
    I hope some of you guys never get a solid chance to purchase this animal. Some of these comments make it clear that you have no business owning a pet rock.
  • Jackson on November 27
    These animals belong in the wild, you shouldn't be excessively breeding them. Even if a person is buying them as a "pet" and "companion" its wrong. These animals need to be in sanctuaries. You should never own a wild animal.
  • johnny thomas on November 16
    i will love to have a hyena
  • Tyler on November 10
    clearly none of these people are capable of giving these gorgeous animals the right home and environment for them but what’s the price for 2 male Cubs and 3 female? Also any experts. Is a 10 foot fence and 20 acres enough room for a whole cackle?
  • Ed on November 6
    I would love a hyena and rase him with my other exotic animals
  • Wayne woodcox on November 6
    I have a beautiful farm am retiring need a buddy
  • Harley Field on November 3
    I would love to have one in the future, it has been a dream for a long time, how can I get a cub and how much would it cost?
  • Matt on October 30
    I want one, I always wanted one cuz they remind me of a gian German shepherd.
  • Edgar nava on October 7
    i was wondering where can i get on i live in the country i have big fences and i would love to a hyena it’s my dream
  • Anonymous on October 6
    How much to purchase a male cub hyena? Looking into getting one for my husband.
  • korona on October 2
    OMG I love Hyena's I would like a male that I can name Kooda I want one that will be there for me when ever I am lonley and will be my baby(pet)
  • abbey on September 30
    i want one plz
  • J on September 30
    How much for 2 male Cubs? Just need a number
  • Abby on September 24
    Can they be house trained?
  • Harley Quinn on September 6
    Hi ! I am obsessing over hyenas ! I want a boy cub hyena . How much it costs ? I really want it
  • Justin Lavin on September 2
    I just want to understand the price range and the amount of care. I am a apprentice falconer. I just wanted to learn
  • James on August 28
    I would jump at the chance to raise a hyena
  • Benjamin Stephen Basler on August 28
    I am interested in the hyena and would love to have one as a pet. I am interest in maybe creating a hyena dog mix similar to wolfdog breeds. I am curious to see how much one would cost and maintain and can they mate with similar dog types and if so is there any hyena dog mixes and if so what is the typical cost of a hyene and if there are hyena dog mixes what is the price range on them.
  • Cindy George on August 27
    Please find me a spotted hyena cub that I can love and nurture, thank you.
  • Emma on August 24
    I’ve been obsessed with finding a hyena for sale. and How to own one as a pet
  • Cindy George on August 23
    I would like to get a spotted hyena cub for a pet so I can raise it myself, please let me know if you have any in stock, thank you
  • Douglas Young on August 22
    I would love to own one as a pet. How do I purchase one
  • Suzie on August 18
    How do I get one? How much are they? And state do you live in?
  • Hi how much does a baby y on August 4
    How much dose a baby Hyena cost
  • Austin on July 31
    I've always Wanted one and have owned multiple wild north American animals. How do I proceed?
  • xavier on July 29
    hi so cute animals
  • Bobby Roscoe on July 16
    I want a hyena for a pet how do I go about getting one
  • Jessie Bridges on July 16
    I would love to own one on my farm