I’m sure keeping wild chipmunks as pets is now illegal.

My pet chipmunk at about a couple months old, playing with my hands and jumping on the camera.
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Handle your chipmunk often, especially after you first bring her home. A chipmunk needs constant human contact when young to become a tame and loving pet.
I’m sure keeping wild chipmunks as pets is now illegal.
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I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “gee, I feel really guilty for all the chipmunks I ran over with my car!” As well you should! Tsk, tsk! But killing chipmunks with your car or even with a bb gun like my mom’s creepy neighbor, is that any different to the government agencies looking over wildlife? Yeah, it is. In the eyes of the law, having a chipmunk for a pet is mysteriously illegal. I mostly say mysteriously because searches on relevant laws are difficult, and in my opinion at least, not reasonably available for most of the public. Elizabeth Taylor and her pet chipmunk - Imgur
Photo provided by FlickrFunny xmas pets, chipmunk with blank and cat with santa hat and sack
Photo provided by FlickrI’m sure keeping wild chipmunks as pets is now illegal.
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The cute appearance and behavior of chipmunks tempt all animal lovers to keep them as pets. However, before doing so, you need to be aware of a few important things. Here we discuss, if chipmunks are ideal as pets, and also provide guidelines for pet chipmunk care.I’m not sure when keeping chipmunks as pets became an actual thing that people do, but judging by the video below, it is absolutely real. The diminutive little critters are definitely cute, but they’re also probably much smarter than we give them credit for. Good Pets: Siberian chipmunks are not the chipmunks that live in my backyard. Two years ago I trapped 97 of the locals that were using my garage as Grand Central Station. They also ran so many burrows under my cherry tree that it expired. They ran up all my sweet corn stalks, husked and ate it just as it came in season. I tried trapping them planning on the second and third generations taming down. The first generation jumped two feet every time I approached them. Unfortunately, the neighborhood kids liked to look at them (close). When they lifted the lid, the striped varmints shot out like rockets. So maybe some of the trappees were really re-trappees.This might just be the coolest chipmunk ever and, after seeing this, I think I might want to have about fifty chipmunks as pets. Okay, maybe just one, but can you imagine how cute fifty pet chipmunks would be?In the video below, you’ll get to meet Bikke the Chip, a pet chipmunk that does something so unorthodox that its owner had to bring out the camera and film it just so people would believe him!We don’t know the backstory of this chipmunk, so, we don’t know how it ended up living indoors. If you want a pet – get cat, dog, hamster, or gerbil – they are cute too!I have seen cats and humans enjoy the fresh, clean aroma of bed sheets – but never a chipmunk! Please do not rush outside and try to bring in a chipmunk of your very own. Leave the cuteness outside. Chipmunks are wild animals – not pets.Look for a chipmunk that is fully weaned, which occurs at about 6 to 8 weeks and preferably no older than 16 weeks. Young animals are more likely to be a gentle, friendly pet that will bond easily with you. The breeder should know the date of birth.