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Is my pet trying to eat me ?

Asked by MoeCugar (134points) 2 weeks ago

So a couple months ago , we were on the dining table as a family and my brother mentions how he wants a wolf like game of throne. We were laughing and didnt take him siriously. But a week later he brings back a baby wolf home. It was just a couple weeks old. My parents were furious and wanted it out but he insisted that he will take care of her. Her name is Miloup btw. So a couple weeks later he wasnt taking care of her like he was suppose to. I felt bad for her so i took her under my wing and decided to raise her myself. At first she was consistently trying to eat me like a piece of chicken. But it got better over time now she’s 5 month old. She really loves me now, every time i leave her she starts howling. But i cant help but think that one of these days she will eat me. She’s always studying me. Even when were sleeping she’s looking at me with one eye open. Will she eventually eat me ? I dont want to end up on the news : man gets eaten by pet wolf. Should i get life insurance?

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chyna's avatar

Yes, life insurance made out to your parents so they can bury you.
You might want to check this article to see if it is allowed in your state.

zenvelo's avatar

She won’t eat all of you. Just your organs after she has ripped open your interior.

Seriously, wolves are not pet material, even if raised from puppyhood. Time to get rid of it.

Mariah's avatar

Yikes! I highly recommend you bring her to a wildlife rehabilitator. You could end up hurt or killed.

rojo's avatar

Is it a wolf or a wolf hybrid?

MoeCugar's avatar

Wolf hybrid because it has grey eyes

zenvelo's avatar

Even a hybrid is a bad idea.

MoeCugar's avatar

I cant abondan her though. I’m all she’s got. Besides if Jon snow can do it , I can do it.

zenvelo's avatar

Also, not all wolves have yellow eyes. A mature Wolf’s eyes are often amber/brown or gold, but also commonly come in hues of brown, gray, yellow, and green. It is interesting to note that puppies are born with blue eyes, while mature Wolves do not retain blue as an eye color.

rojo's avatar

She is still young. Be sure to instill in her the knowledge of who is the Alpha female while you still can. She may be sizing you up for a power grab.

Or, then again, she may just be young and insecure and wants to know where you are at all times for her own comfort. I mean, you go away and leave her sometimes during the day and she is a pack animal who derives emotional support from your presence.

kritiper's avatar

Get rid of it! If you ever relinquish Alpha status in your pack, she will kill you.

kritiper's avatar

In some places, it is illegal to keep a native species as a pet unless you have specific licenses. So, again, get rid of it!

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

My dog Pitch was a german shepherd wolf hybrid. He died about five months ago. We’ve been best friends for fifteen years. As a young puppy, he tried to eat me too. But all he took was my heart.

Have fun with your new buddy. Guard your heart.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Do NOT go head to head with the wolf to convince the animal you are alpha. You will lose. Either you are alpha or you aren’t. You don’t have to prove it.

You don’t have to “abandon” her. Find a rehab place for wild animals.

Having a wolf as a pet dog is about as smart as getting a mountain lion as a pet cat.

And…where did your brother get this wolf? They don’t exactly grow on trees.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

@MoeCugar “Wolf hybrid because it has grey eyes”

That is no indication of any kind of hybrid.

You should try your best (or get an expert) to determine if your dog is low or high content wolf. There are special considerations either way. But either way your dog is not a wolf. Many trait differences between them all.

And I agree with others who suggest that you look at yourself as well. You’re either alpha, or you’re not. You must be alpha to properly care for a wolf dog.

Jaxk's avatar

After reading the article posted by @zenvelo, I would have to suggest getting rid of that animal. You are heading for a challenge and it isn’t likely to end well. Once a confrontation happens there will be no choice but to destroy it. If you care for this wolf at all, give it a chance by moving it somewhere that knows how to handle it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My white German shepherd let us think we were Alpha for the first 14 years. But she’s made it clear recently that we are not. She can make her own damn decisions!

@Jaxk makes a good point. Your reasons for keeping the wolf are selfish. In the end, it may simply end in death for him. You need to find a wild animal santuary.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You need to post a picture for us. People here can tell you if it’s really a wolf, a hybrid, or a German shepherd. A video would be even better. Wolves move in a very distinctive way.

MoeCugar's avatar

I think she’s being overprotective of me . When someone approaches me , she’ll sit beside me and quietly stare at that person . If she hears that person raising his voice ( like my mom did when she was telling me to get rid of it lol) she’ll start growling. I think im alpha because she follows me everywhere and never tries to escape. And i sort of understand her now, we communicate with each other. When she howls it means she wants company ( she doesnt like being alone) lol its cute. It could also mean she wants help with something. For example, if she sits infront of the main door and starts howling, it means she wants to go out and pop or piss. Shes very intelligent , i never potty trained her and yet she never did any of that in the house. She doesnt like to dirty her territory . I adapted a smooth type of whistle as well, whenever i do it she come’s running to me.

MoeCugar's avatar

Dont know how to post a picture here. But it has completly white fur and her eyes are grey.
Also my brother went all the way north in alberta or something to get it.

chyna's avatar

“She growled at my mother, lol.” If she hurts or kills a member of your family, a small child visiting, you won’t be laughing.

MoeCugar's avatar

Naah dont worry , she wont hurt anyone, i am teaching her the laws lol

MrGrimm888's avatar

There are rehabilitation places for wolves, and hybrids everywhere. Make no mistake, a wolf is NOT a dog. I used to work with them. Your choice of keeping it is full of risk. It’s usually illegal to keep them as well. The animal will need veterinary help throughout it’s life. Most vets may feel obligated to turn you in.

I am sympathetic to your wanting to keep it, but if you really love it you should find a better place for it…

Dutchess_III's avatar

If you have a Photobucket account just load a picture of her there, then click on “Direct link” and copy and paste that here. Googling the word White Wolf will get you actual pictures of actual wolves. That doesn’t tell us any thing about your specific animal.

Does she look like this?

Plenty of dogs who have been taught “laws,” maim and kill people, especially children. If she really is a wolf, we are telling you you will lose control and someone could lose their life.

You still haven’t told us where your brother got her. It is completely illegal to sell wolves in the US. That story just sounds suspicious, given that you sound like you and your brother are still kids living at home.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Mine is a pure bred German shepherd. She was a trained attack dog when we rescued her. Can’t you tell?! See how scared the child is of her. :D

Yours looks like a shepherd / husky mix to me. Wolves don’t have blue eyes.

Where did your brother get him?

MoeCugar's avatar

My brother told me he got her from Alberta .He wasnt specific. But I do know there’s plenty of wolfs there. He also told me she has some husky in her.

Weither she’s wolf or hybrid , i decided im keeping her. She has a bright future with me. Plus ill make sure she marries a husky or something that way her children can be legal lol.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m glad shes not a wolf, I don’t think. I also think you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. A dog is a serious responsibility, especially a dog like that one. And you think it’s funny that he growled at your Mom. You haven’t the first clue. I’m harsh, I know, but I love dogs, and for that dog’s sake she needs to be rehomed to someone who knows what they’re doing.

MoeCugar's avatar

Thanks for your concern, i know full well its a big responsibility , especially since my first pet turned out to be a wolf hybrid.

But with me she is loved and happy. I take care of her better than anyone would. She will live a long life and hopefully one day i can take a picture of her with my children, just like your picture in your link.

MoeCugar's avatar

And why do people think i dont know what im doing ?

chyna's avatar

Because you think it’s funny your dog growled at your mom.

MoeCugar's avatar

Because that situation particularly was funny. My mom wanted it out of the house at that moment , then Miloup started growling as if she understood her place in the house was in jeopardy lol she was just 3 month old .

Obviosly i didnt find funny the fact that she wanted to eat my mom.

@chyna no sense of humour and always pessimistic

Dutchess_III's avatar

@chyna has a great sense of humor.

I am also concerned that the dog feels your mother is inferior. And she doesn’t want to eat your mother. The growling is sign of impending attack.
She doesn’t want to eat you either. She’s just gnawing at you that’s what puppies do.
Those comments suggest immaturity and a lack of understanding.

Who is going to pay the vet bills?

MoeCugar's avatar

Ladies, i didnt mean to offend anyone.

Also im thinking about documenting her whole life and behaviors and publish a paper with nice pictures showing her devellopement from the day 1.

@dutchess im paying the bills lol they’re so expensive

Dutchess_III's avatar

Vet bills can be very expensive. They can run into the hundreds, sometimes thousands. Are you working?

We’re just worried about your dog.

MoeCugar's avatar

Lol i thought you were worried about my satefy.
That aside i got a good job. Plus i got 20k in savings. Buying a house soon.
Bottom line , miloup will be living like a queen .

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. You put yourself in that situation. You are responsible if anything happens to you.

We’re worried about the dog, but especially for the people and children she could attack because you have no idea how to read her.

Have you taken her to the vet yet?

MoeCugar's avatar

Chuck palaniuk once said : “the only way to find true happiness is to risk being completly cut open”. It means a life with no risk is a life not worth taking.

She dont need a vet , im her doctor.

Dutchess_III's avatar

So how did her vaccinations go? Check her for worms? You give her an overall physical considering you don’t know where she came from?

MoeCugar's avatar

True i dont know where she came from but i do know where she belongs and thats with me.

Im about to take her to the kid’s park to see how see blends with little children . Ill let you know if she eats anyone lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

How did she do with the vaccinations you gave her?

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