Originally Posted by KatGold
My brother has a zebra on his ranch. I don't know much about them except that they are not like donkeys and horses in that you can feed them out of your hand. I was warned that they will bite your hand off.
I've never gotten within 50 yards of the thing. It's not like a cow that will come up for a cube. It's nice to look at, but I find cows and horses much more satisfying to be around.
I have raised them in the past, they can be tamed and even ridden if you start training them from a very young age, but even then they are not calm or tame like a horse or donkey. The care is about the same as a horse with some very important exceptions, they can't get too cold, they don't do well and can die from respiratory failure if they get really cold and to a zebra 50 degrees is really cold!
If you are really interested I would contact some breeders and find out caging and feeding requirements, there are other important differences between keeping a horse so you need to talk to actual owners, once you have the information you can decide if you want one or not and go from there. Most states (not all so check your particular state rules and regulations) treat a zebra like a horse so if you have the ability in your area to raise horses you should have no trouble with owning one. Still make sure because not all states may allow one you will just have to check the local and state laws first