Can you have a pet hyena in the US?
The only canines that are kept privately in the U.S. are wolves, wolf hybrids, and fox species. Hyenas are sometimes present, although these are more closely related to cats than dogs.
What do you do if a hyena attacks you?
Don’t move away until after the hyena does. When you do move, do it slowly, continuing to face the direction of the hyena. If the hyena actually attacks you, stand your ground and fight back by poking with a stick or kicking and punching its head.
Has anyone ever had a pet hyena?
you can’t keep a hyena as a pet, they’re wild animals and they should stay in the wild. Any wild animal has wild instincts so if you have a small domestic animal the hyhens will want to kill and eat it cause that’s what they do. As all the comments suggest, hyenas cannot be kept as pets.
Do hyenas make good pets?
Hyenas can make excellent pets. If you tame a hyena from their childhood, they make intelligent companions for life. However, it is discouraged by some because of their smell coming from their anal sacks used for territory marking and because some people hold the opinion that “wildlife should stay wild”.