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Can a foreigner buy an elephant in Thailand?


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Thinking of getting a bit bigger pet, how much would an elephant cost? Can you even own one in Thailand? Or is it 51-49 again? 

Many moons ago a family member had one, they got rid of it after it ate them out of house and home (they eat more than any Thai teenager).   It was fun at songkran, a fully automatic, intell

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3 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

Thought about how you going to feed it ? It takes more than you might think.

 

"In the wild one animal can consume as much as 600 pounds of food in a single day, although 250 – 300 pounds is a more typical amount. In a zoo, a typical adult elephant may eat 4-5 bales of hay and 10 – 18 pounds, or 4.5 to 8 kg, of grain a day."

 

So 30 bales of hay, 50kg grain per week ! 

 

What would you do with all the waste product

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15 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

Thought about how you going to feed it ? It takes more than you might think.

 

So 30 bales of hay, 50kg grain per week ! 

 

 

Obviously it would be like owning a few cows and require proper farm facilities.

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16 minutes ago, Dmaxdan said:

Elephants are very social creatures and need to live in herds so you would need to own at least 15 to keep them happy, and that is a lot of sugar cane...

1 elephant, 1 wife, 3 mia nois and a few girlfriends.

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