The Asian small-clawed otter is 1 of 5 different otter species that is native to Asia. This is the smallest otter species being only about 11 lbs. They do live in large family groups. Their diet in the wild is crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish.
A separate water bowl, which is small enough that the otter cannot swim in, needs to be provided for clean drinking water.
The diet of an Asian small-clawed otter in captivity consist of canned or dry cat food, that is designed to control calcium oxalate uroliths, fish, crickets and mealworms. Supplemental vitamin E and thiamin needs to be also included in their diet.
Vaccines recommend are for leptospirosis, rabies, parvovirus and canine distemper. Otters can get heartworm disease and should be administered ivermectin as a preventive.