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Domesticate

Domesticate

1. To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.

2. To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.

3. To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.

Origin: LL. Domesticatus, p. P. Of domesticare to reside in, to tame. See domestic.


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domesticating

Alligators are probably easier to domesticate than snapping turtles, because they are more intelligent.

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by alextemplet
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:21 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: domesticating
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Re: i know

... them and know about this. Also, be sure your not talking about an alligator snapping turtle Plus this will be the first reptile in history to be domesticated. It may seem that I'm obsessed w/ them, but I'm not. 8) Most wild animal will not be docile even if handled as hatchling, especially non-mammalian. ...

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by damien james
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:46 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: domesticating
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domesticating

Lots of people around here keep snapping turtles, but nobody even tries to domesticate them. They just leave them in a big pond and throw fish in to feed them, and the turtles are almost never handled by humans. They're far too aggressive and dangerous to be ...

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by alextemplet
Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:26 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: domesticating
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Pet Wolf?

... can think of; perhaps someone can name a third: 1) Domestic dogs started out as domestic wolves, and selective breeding by humans later caused the domesticated ones to evolve into a new species. 2) Domestic dogs started out as something similar to, but different from, wolves, and somehow humans ...

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by alextemplet
Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Pet Wolf?
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