Coatimundi and Kinkajou
|Life span||15–20 years|
|Adult size||41–67 cm (1.5–2 feet) head to base of tail + 32–69 cm (1–2 feet) tail|
|Body weight||3–7 kg (7–15 lbs.)|
|Body temp||96–104ºF (35.5–40ºC)|
|Respiratory rate||23 breaths/min|
|Heart rate||115 beats/min|
|Dental formula||I 3/3, C 1/1, P 4/4, M 2/2|
|Sexual maturity||2 years|
|Breeding season||April to May
(in some climates again in early fall)
The coatimundi is a member of the raccoon family (Procyonidae), Order Carnivora
We would strongly recommend to owners that a preventative medicine is formulated specific to their animal(s) and their husbandry conditions. This can be drawn up by us after a first health check. It should include a plan for
- Worms treatment/prevention
- External parasite treatment
- Dietary plan
- Social groupings
- Reproductive plan
Kinkajou (Honey Bears) (Potos flavus)
|Life span||15–25 years|
|Adult size||Body up to 18 inches (45 cm) + tail up to 18 inches (45 cm)|
|Body weight||3–10 lbs (1.4–4.6 kg)|
|Dental formula||I 3/3, C 1/1, P 3/3, M 2/2|
- Central and South America
- Enclosure should contain tree branches for climbing and large hollow logs.
- Hammocks, hide boxes or ledges should be provided away from direct sunlight to allow kinkajous to sleep during the day.
- Toys, such as ropes, balls and stuffed animals, help keep kinkajous entertained.
- Kinkajous do not have any noticeable odor.
- When hand-raised from very young, they are very social and enjoy being handled.
- Kinkajous may be curious to look inside your mouth or reach inside with their fingers.
- They are easily trained to use a litter box.
- Kinkajous require much stimulation, see environmental enrichment above.
- Docile and gentle
- Inquisitive and social
- Kinkajous have 2 hairless areas on the face, which are often mistaken for a Sarcoptes infection.
- Kinkajous have prehensile tails, which are used for climbing.