Who does not love to have a pet? People raise and keep cats, dogs, and hamsters commonly as pets. You can care for, love, and do anything anywhere with your adorable pet. But have you heard about having a wolf as a pet? Rarely do some people choose to take a wolf as their pet and have a long journey. Kira is one of those lucky ones.
Kira, the abandoned wolf
Kira, the wolf, is different from your typical pet. Kira’s mother abandoned her when she was only three days old. She was born in a shelter after her domesticated mother abandoned her family. The shelter staff hand-fed Kira and her siblings, but they needed a permanent home since their mother did not accept them.
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Alida came to Kira’s rescue.
Thankfully, a Russian woman named Alida decided to take Kira in. Alida wanted to raise Kira and train her to give her another chance in life. Wolves are wild animals roaming the vast and open spaces of the wilderness, so domesticating a wolf takes work. They are scared of new things and need a lot of socialization.
But Alida took it upon herself to raise Kira as a pet. Alida worked hard to domesticate Kira by exposing her to various experiences. Kira met with grownups, kids, and other animals. She went to all sorts of places and learned many things. And she is now a fully domesticated wolf that would not hurt anyone.
Kira is one unique wolf
Wolves have an innate fear of everything new, making the process of domesticating Kira long and tedious. But Alida persisted, and with age, Kira’s training bore fruit. Kira has a stable and mild psyche, does not react to aggression from other dogs, and does not provoke conflicts herself. She is always very careful and gentle around children; if someone is afraid of her, she does not approach them.
Raising a pet wolf is not an easy task.
Do you also like to have a wolf as your pet? While having a wolf as a pet may seem exciting, some challenges and responsibilities come with it.
- Wolves are wild animals, and their behavior can be unpredictable. Training and socializing a wolf takes a lot of patience and dedication.
- Wolves have specific needs to be met. They require a lot of space to move around and exercise and a proper diet that includes raw meat.
- They require a lot of socialization and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
- It is essential to check the legalities of owning a wolf as a pet in your country.
Kira gets positive and negative feedback.
Kira is now one year old and is a fantastic domesticated wolf. She lives with Alida’s family in their home with a seven-year-old boy she loves dearly and treats with lots of love and care. They have broken people’s stereotypes about wolves and shown that it is possible to raise a wolf as a pet with the right amount of effort.
Alida mentions that they always get approached by curious passersby who ask many questions about what it is like living with a wolf. While people in real life generally react usually, people on the internet are angry and stupid, writing different things. Kira’s amazing family loves her and takes care of her. She probably would not be alive right now if they had not taken her in.
Domesticating a wolf is not suitable for everyone. It requires a lot of work, training, and socialization. While Kira’s story is a heartwarming one, it is important to remember that wolves are not domestic animals, and not everyone can handle raising and training them. Conducting thorough research and consulting with experts before taking on a pet like Kira is crucial.