Cartel the Otter is the unusual pet of an English-speaking couple that post videos and pictures of their furry pal on Facebook and Instagram. The owners of Cartel said that they found the baby otter via the internet after it was saved by an unknown man in the wild months ago. Since then, Cartel has appeared in dozens of videos, where it eats, drinks, plays and cuddles.
The story has been picked up by several German-speaking media outlets, who have also told the story of Cartel.
Despite facing criticism for the improper handling of the wild animal online, the owners say that they "are trying hard to make sure he gets to live a quality life."
I don't recommend having otters as pet even though some of it's species are legal in some states. They're stinkingly cute and can be very domesticated, but from what I heard after I adopted Cartel was, many of them were stole from the wild and being sold as pets but they are not, it is sadly a wild trade. It is illegal to own one from where I live but many have them as pets because they often come to people's backyard every now and again snorkeling for food which makes them become their pet automatically without keeping them, this melts my heart. From my experience after been raising an asian small clawed otter, these creatures are very much like human, they're very emotional and highly social, raising one needs a LOT of knowledge, love, time and effort, but still, having all of these important keys, Otter's mother/family can do a better job. Think carefully before adopting one, it is one LIFE that you will be taking, or please considering taking them to the animal sanctuary if you happen to find one. #carteltheotter #otterstagram #otter #asiansmallclawedotter #animallovers #babyotter #cute #cuteness #adorable #furry #fluffy #ottersofinstagram #paw #animalsofinstagram #instaotter