You keep most of the instincts of your wild ancestors reminiscent of the will to run free at your own will, eat fresh meals as nature supposed, and to have the constant company of your individual relations as you discover your territory and take in the sounds and smells of the natural world. Hello Amber, all animals pretty much operate for a similar reasons (survival, and enhancing fitness unconsciously), I feel the substantial point is that animals can't merely be taught our behavior because of their cognitive deficiencies, despite even being motivated.
Sadly, it seems as though even intellectual minds have fallen sufferer to a mentality that favors projecting high intelligence to animals as a result of it feels emotionally 'correct' (or has been stated by a charismatic speaker) and never as a result of it is smart.
And, if we're talking in proportion, a large number of dog assaults occur on the general public reasonably then the owner, whereas with exotics, nearly all of attacks occur on the owner (who ought to know that there's a risk with sure animals), than the public.
Some may declare that mental-illness from the captive surroundings is the result of such maternal neglect, but it merely is not acknowledged that this is proven to happen in nature—and given that we are able to see and assess each aspect of captive animals while nature is a largely hidden world, a lot of the atrocities that go on there might be neatly swept below the natural rug.
Whether or not it be it from watching or studying the news, listening to heart-wrenching tales from other folks, or witnessing any type of animals being abused or uncared for - I doubt very much that there is a single particular person on this planet who would not learn about some inhumane method an animal has been handled.