Bennetts wallabies are the most popular and common
macropod in the USA, as they make the best pets. Bennetts
come in several shades of colors from dark brown to light
caramel with gray tips to the majority of their hair
follicles. The hair on the back of their necks is tan
to red tinted giving them the name Bennetts redneck.
Their entire underline is silvery gray running from
under the chin down the torso to the base of their
tail. Mature height and weight is generally 30 inches
tall and 30 pounds in weight.
Normal life span averages 12-15 years.
For pet purposes,
a Bennetts is the wallaby of choice as it is the
most hearty, docile, and most able to endure a wide range
of climates. There are individual personality and temperament
traits within all species, but bottle-fed Bennetts
that were pulled at the correct time and receive continuous
contact with humans tend to remain friendly and affectionate