Posts Tagged ‘quoll’

This is an interesting idea, even though doing so is currently illegal:


I don’t know what sort of special care a quoll might require and how that might differ from caring for a ferret or a cat.

And if you want a dog, then you could get a dingo. Some dingoes do tame down quite nicely. A few have even made it as stockdogs, and at least one has made as a guide dog.

Not all dingoes make good pets, but they are closer to a domesticated animal that those marsupial carnivores, which might require some really intense selective breeding to make a safe family pet.

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A quollity photo

Very high quollity, don’t you think?

That’s a tiger quoll (Dasyurus maculatus).

Quolls are sometimes called “native cats,” but a less common name for them that I think is more accurate is “marsupial martens.”

They are much more similar to the martens of Eurasia and North America than to any feline.

The tiger quoll is the only one that really approaches a house cat in size.

And it should be noted that it is not called a tiger quoll because it looks like a Bengal tiger. It is called a tiger quoll because it looks a bit like a miniature thylacine, which was known as the Tasmanian tiger.

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