Meerkat For Sale

Although their name contains the word “kat”, meerkats are not related to cats. In fact, they are more closely related to the mongoose. Both are members of the Herpestidae family. Meerkats live in colonies of up to thirty members in the Namib Desert, the Kalahari Desert, and other regions in southern Africa. Meerkats have well-developed social orders. Interest in meerkats increased after the release of Disney's The Lion King (Timon) and Animal Planet's Meerkat Manor.

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Pet Meerkat

Meerkat Habitat

Although meerkats can be kept as free-range animals, it is best to keep them fully caged for their protection. It is important that the cage be large enough for multiple meerkats, as they are highly social animals, and interesting enough to keep them stimulated by their surroundings. Sandy floors will allow the animals to dig and burrow, but the enclosure should be secure enough to prevent the meerkats from digging out. Meerkats need both sun exposure and shady areas.

Where Meerkats Live?

Logs strategically placed in their enclosure will give meerkats the opportunity to climb and survey their environment. Elevated platforms and ledges also work. Periodically rearranging the logs and platforms will help to keep the animals stimulated. Meerkats are burrowing animals and enjoy investigating small, closed-in places. Cardboard boxes and hollow paper mache balls will give them an opportunity to explore. Similarly, a large pumpkin or watermelon that has a hole bored into it will allow the animal to burrow inside and get a tasty treat. Food can also be hidden inside hollow logs or in toilet paper rolls to encourage the animals to use problem solving skills to retrieve the food items. Because meerkats eat mostly live insects in the wild, they should be given live insects in captivity. Catching these insects will help them keep their natural skills honed.

What do Meerkats eat?

Meerkats do not store body fat so they continuously search for food. They are carnivores, particularly insectivores, although they do eat some plant material. They can be fed crickets, mealworms, silkworms, and grasshoppers. They can also be given raw chicken, beef, or rabbit, as well as frozen/thawed mice or dead chicks. Most vegetables that are safe for dogs to eat are also suitable for meerkat consumption, including carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and squash.

Breeding Meerkats

Meerkats reach maturity at one year old and will produce litters of, on average, three pups per litter and about three litters per year. Although births can happen any time during the year, most babies are born in warmer weather. Female meerkats are pregnant for about eleven weeks and will deliver their young in underground burrows, where they will stay until they are about three week old.

Comments

  • Bella on April 18
    I wish I could get one
  • Gregory Grey on March 14
    I would like to buy a meerkat
  • Anna-Rose on February 9
    I’m really bored in lockdown and I need something to do. Even when I go back to school, this meerkat will be looked after 24/7 because there is always someone home. I have had many pets before so I am very experienced and know how to look after them. I would love one so much it would mean the world to me!
  • tilly on February 8
    hi i was wondering where i could buy a meerkat
  • Keaton on January 22
    ive wanted one for ever
  • Celena N Brown on January 14
    hello im Nikki. I worked at the oakland zoo for awhile taking care of the meerkat families. so i do know that meerkat can be socualized with other animals like dogs and cats but you have to know these animals first. they have personalities just like people you cant just put them together the first day and think everything is ok. i also know they have a strong odor. i am now looking to have a couple of meerkats perferably male and female to add to my family. seriously i work from home now so i got all the time to spend interaction with them and i know a vet that can help me if neededed.
  • Addie on January 6
    I really wanna get my mom a merrkat she wants one really bad and I wanna do something special for her really bad
  • Hailey on December 6
    Me and my boyfriend really want a meerkat i know a lot about them
  • Jose on November 24
    dear Gavin, Plz do not say that. Those ppl are just asking. Just let them be
  • Chris Ettinger on November 21
    I would love to adopt a meerkat, live in Oklahoma
  • sam rodirguys on October 13
    i want mirror cat now
  • Belinda on October 12
    Looking for Meerkats to look after
  • Mike on October 3
    They are not Easter bunnies or chicks. They need lots of work to care for one and it would be cruel to have a single meercat without another one for social needs. Think hard about it.
  • Gavin on September 28
    Stupid people. What exactly do you mean by " adopt a meerkat"? There's not a supply of orphaned meerkats looking for human surrogates. And as for you fools saying " I WANT A meerkat" , theyret social animals and to not live in groups is cruelty of the highest order.
  • Josh on September 6
    How much do meerkats cost? My son has wanted one since he was 8 he is now 18 and I feel he is responsible for one
  • Anonymous on September 4
    I really want a meerkat
  • Joshua Lilly on August 27
    I would like to adopt a meerkat. Live in georgia.
  • Selena on August 20
    I would like to adopt a meerkat
  • Terry Flores on August 20
    I m interested in adopting a meerkat
  • Bernell on August 14
    I would love to have one
  • braylon west on August 14
    Do you need a permit to own a meerkat i live in Arkansas and I love pets
  • Aloche Swart on August 12
    I really wanted a meerkat since i was 15 and tried everything to get one but seems like i cant get one so if you have a meerkat or maybe selling one please let me know
  • Keira Gregory on August 7
    I want a meerkat
  • Jacob on August 5
    Id like to look into adopting a meerkat
  • Delia on August 5
    I want a meerkat 🥺
  • Dakota on July 31
    My daughter been wanting a meerkat for so long so I really want to get her one
  • Ainsley on July 31
    I love meerkats!
  • Sophie on July 23
    I would like to adopt a meerkat