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Owning a pet is what practically everyone wishes for. There are just so many animals that people can keep as pets. The pet you keep all depends on your personal tastes and preferences. Other individuals on the other hand decide to go all exotic and try different pets that are not common; for instance keeping zebras. Why would someone want to keep a zebra as a pet? Well, there are so many interesting facts about zebra that endear them to people around the world. Here is a short zebra overview that might make you want to keep one or two as well.

Amazing facts about zebras

Perhaps the most interesting fact about zebras is their stripes. What many people do not know is that the stripes of the zebra are unique to each individual. They are kind of like fingerprints on a human being. No two zebras have the same stripe pattern. They therefore use these stripes to identify each other in a group.

The stripes also vary from one species to another. The Mountain and Grevy’s Zebras have stripes narrows than those found in other species. The underside of these two species is usually white. The Common Zebra on the other hand is covered with broad stripes all over its body.

Zebras inhabit plains and open grasslands. They are very common in East and Southern African regions. The Common Zebra is found throughout East Africa while the Mountain Zebra is often spotted in mountain grasslands in South West Africa. Grevy’s zebra is limited to arid grasslands and it is the largest of the species of zebras. The tropical temperatures are considerably high in most of these regions and the rainfall is abundant. They lack good camouflage in these areas and therefore they rely heavily on being in groups.

Zebras are extremely social animals, they even fall asleep while being close to their neighbors. They can even sleep while standing. This enables the zebras to be warned of any impending danger. On top of that the zebras in groups are able to defend each other. In the event that a zebra is injured by a predator, other zebras might surround the injured one to defend it and try to fend off the predator if possible.

While with most animal species the mother is the key parental figure for zebras both parents are considerably important. Young ones bond very well with their mothers. The mothers are very protective of their young and will continue to feed the young with milk for about a year. Young male zebras have been known to form very strong bonds with their fathers. Zebras can run at speeds of as high as 40 km/h and they do so in a zigzag movement. This enables the zebras to escape from their predators.

Housing a zebra

As aforementioned, zebras prefer open spaces. Keeping a zebra is more like keeping a horse. A horse stable will be more than sufficient when keeping a zebra. However, make sure that there are large fields where the zebra can graze freely. This being an exotic animal, it would be wise to seek the permission of the local wildlife service body. Make a point of ensuring that the stables are always clean.

Diet and enrichment

Zebras are herbivorous animals. They feed solely on grass, leaves and buds. They may eat soft roots during a dry spell but when keeping a zebra as a pet you should ensure that hay is in no short supply. The diet of a zebra is quite simple though. As long as grass is available and enough water is provided, your zebras will be good to go. Zebras drink a lot of water. So just as the hay, let there be plenty of water for the zebra to feed. Zero grazing does not work so well with zebras. For enrichment you can allow the zebras to graze freely in the fields. There are some nutritional supplements for zebras. Saltlick and molasses can also be used although it is not all that popular.

Veterinary care

Vets who deal with horses, donkeys and even cows can also treat various zebra problems. You will be glad to know that zebras are not afflicted by the numerous health problems that affect horses and donkeys. As a matter of fact, zebras have been known to be quite resistant to a variety of pests and diseases. They do not require quite a lot of vet care as do most other animals.

Breeding and hybrid zebras

Zebras will naturally interbreed with members of their own species to produce fertile offspring. The gestation period is usually between 10 and 12 months. The young zebra will take about three years to mature fully. The weaning period lasts for about a year. The foal (young of a zebra) is fully weaned by the eleventh month after birth.

Zebras have been interbred with other animals of different genetic group such as the donkey and the horse to produce different hybrids. A zebra interbred with a horse will produce a young one known as a zorse. A zebra and a donkey produce either a zedonk or a zonkey- depending on which of the two is the male. If the male was the zebra then they produce a zonkey.

All these offspring produced through interbreeding zebras with other animals have the resistance to diseases and pests that zebras have. The zonkey is also notably stronger and larger than a donkey. This breeding has enabled the production of stronger farm animals especially in countries where donkeys are very popular pack animals. The only problem is that like all other hybrid offspring, these hybrids are totally infertile. They cannot reproduce themselves.

Legal matters
Just as it is compulsory in some places to obtain a license to keep horses, they same must be done for zebras. Keeping a zebra as a pet is illegal in some places. Therefore, as above mentioned, it would only be to your benefit if you checked with the relevant authorities in the area.

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Zebra Colt

  • Name: Alison W. Peeler
  • Posted: 11/14/2019
  • Phone: NA
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Website: NA

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MALE BOTTLE BABY ZEBRA

  • Price: $4,000.00
  • Name: Ronnie Bean
  • Posted: 11/06/2019
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Mississippi
  • Website: NA

male grants zebra baby born Oct. 29.  Started on the bottle Nov, 5 and he is really doing well with that.  We are socializing him all throughout the day and he seems rea;lly sweet loving to be petted and loved on.  We'll start halt...

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Camel - 9 year Female Dromedary

  • Price: $12,000.00
  • Name: Jennifer
  • Posted: 11/01/2019
  • Phone: NA
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Louisiana
  • Website: NA

Desirae is offered for sale because she ihas grown too big for our horse trailer and we need to downsize. She was used in nativity displays when she was smaller and lives in our petting zoo currently. Has not been haltered in a while but should remem...

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Zebra

  • Price: $5,500.00
  • Name: Mervin Oberholtzer
  • Posted: 10/16/2019
  • Phone: 7173727288
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Pennsylvania
  • Website: NA

4 yr old male zebra. No shadow stripes! Perfect stripes! Very tame but not touchable. No prank calls! 

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Halter broke Zebra Colt

  • Price: $6,700.00
  • Name: Katie
  • Posted: 09/10/2019
  • Phone: 5127852982
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: http://www.txmft.com

Zeppelin is a handsome, young Grants zebra colt available for sale. He is halter broke and leads great! He is mother raised and not at all agressive. This is a sweet little guy ready to bond with a new owner! Located in central Texas, but we know som...

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Zebras, Zedonks, and more!

  • Price: $3,500.00
  • Name:
  • Posted: 08/19/2019
  • Phone: 9097621669
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: Www.zebrasrus.com

We have some really nice animals for your consideration.  Check out Zebras R Us. We can ship anywhere in the world.  

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zebras

  • Price: $6,000.00
  • Name: Patty Rivers
  • Posted: 08/15/2019
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: animals in motion

zebras 3 fillys 1 colt being hand raised on a bucket they are 3 weeks old drinking really good being handled daily

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Zebra Mare

  • Price: $7,000.00
  • Name: Ashley Stewart
  • Posted: 07/14/2019
  • Phone: 9193985158
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: North Carolina

Zoey is a coming 6 yr old mare. She was bottle raised.  Also raised with two camels and a bison at one time. Was with a zebra stud for a short time before breeding age.  She is now pastured with two mare ponies in 6ft wildlife fence. She is...

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Zebra colt

  • Price: $5,500.00
  • Name: Phillip licking
  • Posted: 07/13/2019
  • Phone: 308 650 0162
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Nebraska

Zebra stud colt born July 13 will put on bottle in five days mother is a petting zoo zebra. Northern raised will take colder climates. $5500. Call or text. Thank you

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Zedonk

  • Price: $3,500.00
  • Name: Bobby Mcghee
  • Posted: 06/24/2019
  • Phone: 850-276-6389
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

Zeke the zedonk, male . Beautiful animal, not tame enough for petting zoo as any animal that is half zebra i wouldnt trust around kids. He is protective of his food except when i hand feed him from a bucket. I can brush him and love on him which i do...

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Zebra Baby

  • Name: LJ jones
  • Posted: 06/18/2019
  • Phone: NA
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Arizona
  • Website: NA

Grants Colt Born May 2019 can be either  bottled or bucket fed. Halters ties, leads, like a big Boy. Handled daily Great Disposition. Already appeared in two corporate events and  photo shoot for next year's calendar. Can help locate tr...

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ZEBRA FILLY

  • Price: $6,000.00
  • Name: JEFFERY W BAIRD
  • Posted: 06/05/2019
  • Phone: 2703398790
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Zebra filly born 6-4-19. You put on the bottle, $5,500. or I will put on the bottle, $6,000. A deposit must be put down for me to put on the bottle. Phone calls get a quicker response from me, because I only get to check my computer every couple days...

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Zebra Colt

  • Price: $6,500.00
  • Name:
  • Posted: 05/12/2019
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: Www.zebrasrus.com

Adorable baby zebra. Gets along great with other animals.  Easy going personality. Comes from an extremely gentled herd. Shipping anywhere in the lower US.  

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Baby Zebra Filly

  • Price: $6,500.00
  • Name: Travis Williams
  • Posted: 04/19/2019
  • Phone: 352-494-1028
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida
  • Website: NA

Baby female Zebra, 1 born 4/17 and one born 4/18. Will pull and start on bucket and halter break soon. Call or text anytime, delivery avail for a fee, located in N. Florida.

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Bottle baby male zebra

  • Price: $5,000.00
  • Name: Cathy Cranmore
  • Posted: 04/07/2019
  • Phone: 9035639284
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: .trilakesexotics.con

Super cool, bottle baby zebra. Halter broke, let's you handle his feet, and has a cool calm disposition.Located in Northeast Texas. Call Don or Cathy at 903-563-9284

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