Never forget that if you want to keep this pet inside you should never let the pet outside. The pet will most likely stick to it’s natural instinct and take of running. Once the animal crawls into a hole you may never see the animal again. Many woodchuck owners have lost their pets this way. Watching the woodchuck run through their yard every couple of weeks. Also, don’t forget that some people are very cruel. They like to torment and kill tame animals. Woodchucks also become prey to many larger animals. Make sure if the woodchuck is kept outdoors that the cage is always secure or the woodchuck will disappear back into the wild.