Do kangaroos make a good pet? Keeping and breeding kangaroos is definitely not for everyone, but we love it! Kangaroos need plenty of room to run and graze. Roos are not house pets, they don’t ride in cars, walk on leashes or do tricks. They are shy and easily stressed in strange situations.
How much does a kangaroo cost? Kangaroo. Kangaroos are known to attack when they feel panicked or threatened, so they’re probably not the best choice for a pet — especially if you have a dog. If you still want one, you’ll need to budget for a purchase price of roughly $2,000 to $3,000 and $9 per day to feed it.
Are pet kangaroos legal in Australia? The only state you can legally own a kangaroo is Victoria, and even then, it can’t be wild and you need a licence. In NSW, the only native mammals you can keep are the plains rat and spinifex hopping-mouse.
Why can’t kangaroos be pets? some animals, such as male wallabies and kangaroos, become aggressive when they reach sexual maturity and can be dangerous to humans. native animals have a short life cycle of birth, breeding and death and can quickly become inbred, so new animals with different genes need to be constantly introduced.