Otters are smart and playful mammals that belong to the weasel family. They are small mammals with short ears and noses, soft, dense fur, a long tail and elongated body. If you want a separate name selection in gender for your otter, read on for good and funny otter names which you will like.
How To Name A Pet
When it comes to naming an otter it is best to give the animal some time to observe its personality and then name it based on your observations. It is perfectly fine if the otter doesn’t have a name for a few days, its worth the wait to get the name right whether the otter is domesticated or wild. You can derive inspiration from so many places such as movies, books, music, cartoons and even celebrities. Come up with a list of possible names for your otter and write them down. You can also ask your friends and family for their suggestions when picking the right name for your new friend. Make sure that the names you write down are simple, easy to pronounce and to remember as well as catchy. Also remember not to give an otter a name that sounds like a command or a name with too many syllables. A name with one or two syllables will be ideal. Make sure that the name you choose is one you have positive associations with. Choosing negative sounding names or weird names for your otter will just be awkward. After studying the personality of your otter and getting a little help from family and friends, naming your otter should be a breeze.
Good Otter Names
Liberty: Liberty means freedom and it is a good name for your otter that is independent and reserved.
Harry Otter: You can pun the name Harry Potter and get Harry Otter a good otter name.
Scarf: Because of an otter’s dense fur, the name Scarf will suit your otter pet.
Tails: The name Tails is appropriate for your otter; it matches the otter’s long tail.
Mr Otterton: Mr Otterton is the name of the missing otter who also went savage in the cartoon movie ‘Zootopia.’ It is a good name to give to your otter. The name suits a sweet male otter.
Black Pearl: This is a perfect name for your black, adorable pet otter.
Fluffy: Fluffy is a great name to give to your otter; the name suits your otter’s furry body.
Here are more names that are good for your otter.
- Water Kitty
Types Of Otters
There are more that 13 species of otters in the world and the most common ones are the sea otters, the African clawless otter, the European otter, the giant otter, and the northern river otter. The sea Otter can be spotted in the Northern Pacific Ocean. This is its primary location. This species has a small round face that many find absolutely adorable. The second species is the African Clawless Otter. The African Clawless otter is the second largest of all the otter species. This type of otter is well known for its luxurious hair. The European Otter has a distinct look to it. It is brown and has a brown coat with white features. The other common type of otter is the giant otter which has a very long body, that is similar to that of a weasel. This species also has the shortest fur of all the different types of otters. Lastly, the northern river otter can be found both in Canada as well as the United States. Northern river otters are also very long animals with pretty large heads.
Baby Otter Names
Baby otters are called pups and telling them apart from their mothers is hard as they can be as long as their mothers at birth. We have gathered a number of names which might suit your pup.
Angel: If you want a name that associates your otter with goodness, name it Angel. The name is apt for an adorable and affectionate pup.
Spirit: This name is cute and it is perfect for a lively and energetic baby otter.
Mr Little: Mr Little is an appropriate name for your baby otter who is small.
Rose: Roses are beautiful, hence, if your pup is adorable, the name Rose will stick.
Girly: The name Girly is derived from the term girl and it is appropriate for your female pup.
Jewel: A jewel is an ornament, something of great value. It is a good name to give to your special pet.
Peanut: Peanut is a term used to refer to someone small, so naming your otter peanut is ideal.
We have listed cute names for your baby otter.
- Mr Small
What Do Otters Eat
What otters eat differs significantly according to species, location, as well as season. River otters, eat crayfish, crabs, and other aquatic invertebrates, such as fish and frogs. In some cases, otters may even compete with game fishers but the fish that otters consume are mostly non-game species. Some otters may prey on birds, rabbits, and rodents. Giant otters eat mainly fish and crabs. Cape clawless and Asian small-clawed otters mainly feed on crabs and other crustaceans, molluscs, and frogs too. Fish are most dominant in otters diets. Congo clawless otters also eat fairly soft prey such as small land vertebrates, frogs, and eggs. A sea otter’s diet is mainly of slow-moving fish and marine invertebrates such as crabs, sea urchins, abalones, clams, mussels, and snails too. Food preferences vary among each otter. It is not uncommon for two or more otter species that live in the same geographical area to have different food habits. In Thailand, Asian small-clawed otters eat mainly crabs, the smooth otter feeds on large fish and the Eurasian otter feeds mostly on smaller fish and amphibians. In South America, the neotropical otters prey on small fish, while the giant otter feeds on larger fish.
Funny Otter Names
A funny name is sometimes the cutest name choice for your pet otter. Here are some cute funny names that will suit your otter.
Blubber: Blubber is a funny name for your otter, in fact, it is an ironic name since otters are the only marine animals without blubbers.
Beaver: Naming your otter Beaver will be funny considering that otters aren’t really related to the beaver but they are often mistaken for them.
Muscle Man: The Name Muscle Man is a funny name for your otter considering that it has a small stature, however the name is perfect for it since it has a muscular tail.
Fisherman: Fisherman is a cute, funny otter name that is appropriate for your fish eating pet otter.
Ottermelon: You can name your otter Ottermelon; a pun for Watermelon. It is a good name for a fat and round otter.
Pawfessor Cuteness: Pawfessor is a pun for professor and it suits your cute pet with paws, so, the name Pawfessor Cuteness is perfect for your otter.
Bush Nose: Bush Nose is a funny name for your pet otter who is of the species of Lutra Sumatrana as such otters have hairy nose.
Below is a list of other funny otter names which you can consider.
Spotting an otter is not difficult. These animals can be found a few hundred meters away from water. Most otter species are dependent on aquatic habitats for their food. River otters can be found on all types of inland waterways, as well as estuaries and marine coves. In southern Chile, the marine otter can be spotted along exposed rocky seashores, plus it can live in estuaries and fresh water. The giant otters are usually spotted in slow-moving rivers and creeks that can be found in forests, swamps, and marshes. These animals prefer waterways that are gentle sloping with good cover too. Asian small-clawed otters also prefer the fresh and brackish water habitats such as rivers, creeks, estuaries, and other coastal waters. Other otters are believed to live in only small, torrential mountain streams or in heavy rainforest areas. These otters are the more terrestrial ones in nature. There are also other otters that prefer kelp beds due to the protection and food resources they are able to provide. With the exception of sea otters, all other otters spend a lot of their time on land, and they often traveling long distances between waterways.
Female Otter Names
A female otter is called a sow. If you want a feminine name for your sow, here are good female otter names which we have suggested for you.
Violet: The name Violet is appropriate for your female otter, since scientists describe the otter’s poop as smelling like violets.
Pinky: Pinky is a feminine name for your female otter. The colour pink is associated with females, therefore the name will suit your otter even if she is not pink.
Candy: This is a good name for your otter with a sweet personality.
Sweet Pea: You can name your female otter Sweet Pea because she is sweet and small like a pea.
Dora: Naming your otter Dora is cute. The name is inspired by the cartoon character from the cartoon series ‘Dora the Explorer.’
Fluffer: You can give a little twist to the term fluffy and get Fluffer, a good name for your sow.
Liz: If you need a short and attractive name for your sow, name her Liz, the name is short for Elizabeth.
Here are more names that will suit your sow.
Otters Hunting Techniques
When it comes to hunting and collecting food otters can be efficient. River otters and giant otters look for food by making use of their vibrissae. They use their vibrissae to detect movements of prey in water and then use their teeth to catch the prey. Giant otters hold prey in their paws while eating plus they eat small fish in the water. Only larger prey is brought to shore. Otters that eat shellfish catch their prey with their paws whilst cape clawless otters are believed to make use of rocks and other hard objects to break open mussel shells. Sea otters simply dive to the ocean floor to catch their food. They use their forepaws to catch prey and then bring the food to the surface. Also, a sea otter only eats in water, lying on its back, with food on its chest. Sea otters use other ways to hunt their food. These otters remove an abalone by repeatedly hitting it with a rock. This otter also uses a flat rock to break open the shells of crustaceans and mollusks. By holding the rock on its chest, the sea otter pounds the animal onto the rock until it breaks. Another interesting thing about otters is that there is a hierarchy when it comes to feeding. Larger dominant otters have been seen taking away food from the smaller ones.
Male Otter Names
Male otters are also known as boars. We have listed a number of names which might suit your male otter.
Hunter: Hunter is a good name for your otter because all otters are expert hunters that feed on fish and other sea critters.
Bunny: The name Bunny is perfect for a giant otter. It is inspired by the character from the children’s show ‘Bunny and Friends.’
Liberty: Liberty means freedom, and it makes a good name for a boar with an independent personality.
Rascal: A naughty otter, one that is always giving you problems deserves the name Rascal.
Dude: Dude is slang for a male, so it makes a good name for your otter.
Fatty: If your otter is fat, you can name him Fatty, the name will suit it.
Scooby: You can name your otter after the cartoon character Scooby. The name is apt for an otter with a funny personality.
Below are more names which are appropriate for your boar.
- Mr Otterton
- Tinker Boy
Pet Otter Names
An otter is a cute critter to domesticate. Here are some of the names that are appropriate for your pet otter.
Splashy: Otters are good swimmers; they use their muscular tail to navigate their movement in water.
Sir Otterton the Third: This is a name for your pet otter, it makes your otter sound like some kind of legend.
Pebbles: Pebbles are small stones and since your otter is small, you can name it pebbles.
Ottom: If you pun the term autumn, you get the name Ottom, a good pet name for your otter.
Here are other pet otter names which you can consider.
Nicknames for Otter
If you want a good moniker for your otter, here are names you should consider.
- Ottermus Prime
Best Otter Names
You will want the best name for your pet and the best name is one that suits your otter’s personality.; here are some of the names that are best for your otter.
Baby Butter: Baby Butter is a jovial cartoon otter. You can name your high-spirited otter, Baby Butter.
Lily: You can name your otter after the beautiful lily flower. The name will suit your cute little otter.
Jerry: Jerry is the best name for a naughty otter. This name is derived from the name of the cat in the cartoon series ‘Tom and Jerry.’
Cupcake: The name Cupcake is perfect for a lovely otter.
Ed: You can name your otter Ed, a great name for an affectionate otter. The name Ed is inspired by the sympathetic character from the animated series, ‘Brandy and Mr Whiskers.’
Bella: Bella means beautiful; therefore, it is a good name for an adorable pet otter.
Below are other otter names which we have suggested for you.
Funny Otter Names
Tailslap: You can name your otter Tailslap, a beautifully funny name which is appropriate for your pet that uses its tail as a weapon.
Otterminator: Otterminator is a pun for terminator and it is a funny name to give to your otter.
Otterdorable: This is a cute-funny name to give to your otter. This name is a combination of the term otter and adorable.
Sea Otter Names
Not all otters are sea otters and only sea otters spend most of their time in water. Here are nice sea otter names you might like.
Otters are very closely related to badgers, ferrets and mink; they are also cousins of the skunk. Otters are often mistaken for beavers but they are not related to them. They are not at all related to koalas, but there exists a critter called a koalaotter. This creature has rounded, furry ears, a black nose and small black eyes. It also has four legs and a wide flat tail. its face strongly resembles that of a koala and the rest of its body resembles that of a sea otter. A koalaotter enjoys back stroking through the waters.