Ian W asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 decade ago

Hypothetically, is it possible to domesticate a platypus?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Hypothetically, it is possible to domesticate any animal. Look at many of our domesticated animals. Pigs used to be wild boars, chickens used to be pheasants in Asia, dogs were once wolves, and cats were once small wildcats. All domesticated animals were once wild. But given enough time and selective breeding, domesticated animals resulted.

    Give it many, many generations, and surely even a platypus could be domesticated. But for what purpose would a platypus have?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    probably.

    the best way to domesticate any animal is to have it born in captivity.

    but the platypus is the only mammal to be venomous as it has poisonous barbs on its hands so you may want to reconsider.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it is possible .But, it will take min of three to five generations of captive born.

  • 1 decade ago

    According to my calculations, yes. Any animal can be domesticated when you suply it with some love.

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