Animal Stories - Muntjac Deer Info

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   Muntjac Deer, frequently called Barking Deer, are the oldest known deer dating back before pre-historic times.
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Rushanna Smith - 2010-12-06
Hello, I am looking for a leaf muntjac breeder in queensland, australia. I've been looking and emailing breeders for quite some time with no success. I really want a female and I believe that this is the pet that suites me best. If anyone knows of any breeders around my area, your help is greatly appreciated! g'day!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-17
    Hey but don't you have wallabies there? They are a great pet also. Affectionate, no odor, go in kitty litter just have to be bottlefed. The leaf muntjac/muntjac deer originate from China along the mountain ranges. Unless they have been brought into Australia, you probably don't have them there. You have so many other really wonderous things there -
Casey & Jet - 2011-09-10
Hi! Does anybody know where we could find a breeder near Jacksonville, Fl?

Amy - 2011-09-08
Do you still have some deer? Please email me at

Debbie - 2011-08-16
Please contact me via my email regarding these wondeerful babies. My husband and I have been researching and learning all we can about them and are looking to have one of our very own. My email is: We are looking for a tiny "Leaf" female with the lighter color fur. I appreciate any and all help you can provide to assist us in our search. We are responsible pet owners and do not rush into any decisions as far as bringing a new pet into our home. We are taking our time and are willing to wait for just the right one as it is a lifetime responsibility for the whole family! Excitedly awaiting your reply! Debbie

Charlie Roche - 2011-03-29
These are precious little things. Bambi, the little fella you see in the photo, was a 3 point buck weighing in at 12 pounds. He managed to get all 4 of his lady friends with child. The babies were born and healthy and each night Bambi and his lady friends and finally his babies would come in the doggy door and wait for us to give them all their bottles. Now, not everyone gets to give 8 - 10 bottles to one 3 point buck, his 4 lady friends and his 4 babies.

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  • tad - 2011-04-10
    Hey. I'm new to this mini-deer thing and I have a few questions if thats okay.
    Do they get along with small dogs? Are they noisy? Do they smell? Do you have to keep them inside all the time? Even in San Diego? Any routine vaccinations? Will they eat everything in your aviary? Do you need more than one doe for every buck? Whats the normal price range for bucks and does? How much room do they need? I'm not a breeder I just think they'd be fun to have. Thanks for the info!
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-11
    My muntjac deer got along fine with my dogs but my dogs were all herding dogs or self protection and they were raised to protect the critters in and around my home. The first 3 deer (1 male and 2 females) I raised right in the house. There is no odor at all - even in the litter (I just used dirt and a large pan). I got mine when they were 3 - 4 days old and had to feed them avery 2 hours - then 3 etc for several weeks. They seemed to want to hide in my closet so I put a blanket down and for several nights slept with them in the closet. Hey, they are nocturnal and I had to feed them every couple of hours and I am an animal lover. Get along with your dog - depends on the dog and how you handle it. These little fellas maybe weighed about 2 pounds when I brought them home. I don't know if a breeder will feed them out for you or not. Do you want a house pet? Mine were indoors for a year or so and then I set up a doggy door and they could go in and out. No, they won't eat anything in the aviary - that I know of. They eat hay, sweet feed, grass and leftovers from the table. Vegatables, corn, corn husks and they love the moss from the trees. Carrots etc.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    Forgot some stuff. I would leave a salt block out. I am not exactly sure why I did that but the vet told me too. I also wormed them once a year. I just wormed everything (except for my children) once year in June because of all the animals. No, I didn't do the birds but dogs, goats, horses and deer etc, I did. No shots for the deer.
  • megan - 2011-04-24
    Can I buy the mle deer for £25?
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livey - 2011-07-03
How much would you like for the baby deer?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-04
    Muntjac deer are fairly expensive. The males can run from $800 - $1800 depending on the breeder and what you are purchasing. Sometimes you get a real good break on the male if you are buying a female. The females, I have never known to be under the $1300 - $1800 range. They are absolutely wonderful, delightful pets but can be a little complicated based on your experience or enviornment. Who is going to hand feed through weaning?
Evie - 2011-06-23
DESPERATELY looking for a newborn female muntjac deer... email me at

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
    The best thing to do if you are looking for a baby muntjak is to look around where you live. They need to be fed the mom's colustrum for a couple of days before they can be hand fed by a human. Now hand feeding a muntjak from about 2 weeks on is fairly easy but hand feeding a muntjak (if you have never done it) from 3 days old is not necessarily easy. I doubt there is a safe way to transport them via plane at that age and driving a great distance (more thana few hours) would be pretty difficult. They also can't go to the bathroom on their own for a week or so and you would need to wipe their rear with a warm wet cottom ball to have them go to the bathroom - in a kitty litter so they know to do that from the start. Unless this is something you have been through, I would think you would rather have one 3 - 4 weeks old - fed by someone in the home with the kitty litter. Good luck.
Emilyy - 2010-12-15
Does anybody know a breeder in Ontario, Canada?

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  • Ana - 2011-02-02
    Hey did you find a breeder in Ontario?
  • Anonymous - 2011-02-28
    Did you manage to find a breeder in Ontario or Canada in general? I'm very interested in getting one.
  • Jamie - 2011-03-24
    I'll breed with them.
  • Samantha - 2011-04-24
    Did you find a contact for someone breeding leaf muntjac deer? I am also very interested in making a new addition to my family and these critters would be perfect.
    Please contact me with any information,
flynbrown - 2010-01-15
Hello, I have muntjac leaf deer pending adoption to any lovely home. So you can please contact via for more details and pictures. Thanks and waiting.

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  • angie - 2010-07-22
    How much are they? And can info on how to care for these cute deers?

  • BethDavies - 2010-08-25
    How much space do they need..?
  • Dave Holmwood - 2010-09-22
    could you email me some photos and details, age etc.
  • Matt Henry - 2010-09-29
    Hello I was wondering if you ever found an adopter for your leaf deer. I am very interested in adopting one or purchasing one and was wondering if you know of anywhere to look for getting one. Hope to hear from you soon.

  • Megan Lane - 2010-10-20
    Awww I've always wanted one of these :) always. How long do they live? Cause I know I would get attached if I had one.
  • candy carey - 2010-11-07
    Yes I was interested in a female if you have any, also how much are they, and do you have any pics? Are they allowed in ny state?
  • karen - 2010-11-10
    Do you still have a deer? I have always wanted a pet and I think this cute little friend is right for me.
  • Sammye Medley - 2010-11-23
    How much are you wanting for the deer?
  • Ron Gibbs - 2010-12-03
    Do you still have the Muntjac deer for sale?
  • sue - 2010-12-11
    Hi I a looking for a female muntjac deer to buy I wondered if you might be able to help many thanks.
  • brock - 2011-01-11
    Do you still have this deer?
  • jesse humbert - 2011-01-16
    I would be happy to take your muntjac deer for you I have plenty of animal experience.

  • ronnie - 2011-01-17
    How much an do I need a permit for the deer I already have a class 3 license?
  • jodi veitch - 2011-03-06
    Very interested in adopting. Please email me if still available. Thank you!
  • Poppy Sewell - 2011-03-18
    Hi there wondering if your muntjac deer are still available. We are very much interested in them. If you do how much are they and how many do you have?
    Can you please contact me on 01258 472666.
    We are located in north of dorset and have a deer park already.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • tina - 2011-03-21
    I would love to a own a muntjac leaf deer. It would have a lovely home my daughter amanda and I you love it. My e-mail is

  • mandy - 2011-03-31
    Hello...I too would be very interested in adopting a deer. I have long dreamt of starting an animal habitat on my land but this one would def be a pet. I LOVE animals with a passion and have since I was a child. They are part of the family for sure.
  • jm oranjje - 2011-04-08
    I am a cristian man wanting to purchase. My phone is 8287577874
ashlee - 2011-03-21
Where can I find a pygmy or mouse deer? I friend of mine seen a very small deer when he was in Vietnam and he wants to buy one now in the US. Where can I find something like this? If you are selling one or know where to buy one please e-mail me Thank you!