Thouwhogivesashit: They haven`t really been able to say anything substantial. “Contaminated by disgusting greed” means nothing. None of the northeastern states where some exotic animals are legal have problems or “pollution by greed.” So they complain about nothing. Potentially dangerous species such as primates, non-domestic cats, and bears are on New Jersey`s list of prohibited pets. The list of prohibited animals includes some animals that you don`t usually classify in this class, such as monk and ring-necked parakeets, axolotls, and ground squirrels. Zoos and exhibitors can apply for a permit if they meet extensive but practical requirements. I can only confirm that it is illegal for a person to own cats, primates, crocodiles, alligators and wolves not housed in New Mexico. The state may allow other animals under harsh conditions. One source says deer are legal without permission. A small, popular species of millet is Muntjak. In Minnesota, it is illegal to own bears, non-native cats and primates. This state has restrictions on owners of restricted pets they acquired before the 2005 law changes.
Unregulated animals are porcupines, ferrets, camels and llamas. Raccoon dogs and wild animals in the wild cannot be kept as pets. All bears appear to be legal under Wyoming`s exotic animal code, with the exception of grizzly bears and black bears. Mountain lions are also called legal, while other big cats are not. Are hedgehogs, pythons, chinchillas, turtles, cockatoos, ferrets, skunks, chameleons, capybaras or pigs legal in Washington State? Washington bans certain pets as pets for a variety of reasons. Washington considers some animals too dangerous to keep as pets, including: Animals classified as endangered by the federal government or the Commonwealth of Kentucky cannot be kept as pets. Large carnivores such as lions, tigers and bears belong illegally, as do monkeys, baboons and macaques. There is also a limit of six animals per owner for bobcats, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, quail, opossums, coyotes, deer, red foxes and gray foxes. If you acquired an animal in another state, you must prove that it was acquired legally. The Colorado Wildlife Act does not allow you to keep most exotic animals as pets. These include wildebeest, wild boar, raccoons, skunks, hedgehogs, opossums, squirrels, porcupines, monk parakeets and primates.
You can keep native reptiles. Wisconsin specifically names chipmunks, pocket gophers, mice, moles, opossums, porcupines, rats, voles, ground squirrels, red squirrels, and weasels as unlicensed. No permits are required to have wildlife, including: You must have an exotic wildlife possession license to have an exotic pet, including: In Pennsylvania, you must obtain a permit for exotic animals listed by the state as exotic wildlife. This list includes leopards, jaguars, bears, tigers, coyotes and wolves. Pets allowed as pets without permission are hedgehogs (if purchased in the state), non-native venomous reptiles, and ferrets. Georgia`s Department of Natural Resources describes illegal animals as inherently dangerous. This classification includes kangaroos, primates, non-domesticated dogs, non-domesticated cats, crocodiles, alligators, elephants, bats, piranhas, air-breathing catfish, gila monsters, cobras and other venomous snakes. If you want to have a capuchin monkey as a service animal, a special permit is required. You do not need a permit for sugar gliders or ferrets. Domesticated rabbits and small rodents are also allowed without permission, with the exception of hedgehogs. Kansas state law does not allow you to keep dangerous animals regulated as pets unless you are a zoo, sanctuary, or other approved facility.
Dangerous regulated animals are large cats, bears and venomous snakes. Monkeys are allowed. Ferrets and monk parakeets are prohibited. You will need a permit for falconry and guarding birds of prey. Kansas allows the possession of certain pets, including: Tomorrow on the HOM Morning Show, we`ll talk about it and ask if you or someone you know has ever owned an exotic pet. Be sure to listen around 7:30am when we have a guest in the studio to talk about his pet rat! For the purposes of this article, the term “exotic” refers to anything unusual, such as an animal you won`t find in traditional pet stores or farms, not non-native animals. For the Feildas family, that doesn`t include, but it`s illegal to own Class A mammals or order Carnivora, both of which Ohio laws have changed since the Zanesville animal slaughter in 2011. More than 50 wild animals have been released from a reserve where authorities have had to euthanize lions, tigers, bears and wolves roaming the streets.
Since then, the Dangerous Wildlife Act has made lions, tigers, bears, elephants, alligators, monkeys and servals illegal and requires a permit. Animals that do not require a permit are lemurs, foxes, bobcats, alpacas and llamas. For the most part, exotic animals are illegal in Hawaii. These include bears, big cats, wild canids, hybrids of wild cats and wild dogs, kangaroos, wild cattle and deer, birds of prey, alligators, geckos and most lizards, hedgehogs, gerbils, hamsters and ferrets. Pets allowed include guinea pigs, chinchillas, domesticated mice and rats, parakeets and pigeons. You may not have the following pets in New York State: New York Law states that you are not allowed to own wild animals, including non-domestic cats or dogs, bears, crocodiles, poisonous reptiles, and primates. Animals you can keep as pets without permission are sugar gliders, wallabies, kangaroos, capybaras, porcupines and most non-toxic reptiles. Answer: No. Otters are illegal in New York under their fur laws, as far as I know. Colorado allows many types of pets, including: All cervids appear to possess legally in Illinois, with only entry permits and health screenings required to import them into the state, as they are considered livestock. It appears that the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act (720 ILCS 585/), which details crimes committed by animals, was repealed by P.A.
97-1108. So what you can and can`t own there (or at least what you`re in trouble for if you do) is a bit more convoluted. It is illegal to release the following species into NH (FIS 805): An annual animal hobby permit is required to keep more than six animals (exotic or not) larger than a guinea pig and over four months old. Native herps are allowed as pets in limited numbers, including: The state bans many, many animals as pets according to R12-4-406 Restricted living fauna of the state administrative code, including, but certainly not limited to, chipmunks (all squirrels), prairie dogs, deer, foxes, sloths, opossums, bats, non-human primates and anteaters. Surprisingly, it allows greyhounds (also called “wolf hybrids”), while all other animals, with the exception of dogs and cats, are prohibited in the order of carnivores. This is very unusual for a northeastern state, but raccoons and skunks, both important for rabies, are legal if purchased from a licensed breeder and you get a license for game in captivity. It`s easier to talk about the pets you can have in Massachusetts because the list of animals you can`t have is very long. Exceptions include the most typical pets, but also hedgehogs and flying squirrels.
The following “large carnivores” cannot be kept as pets: Burmese pythons are illegal in many states due to their size (15-20 feet), but are not listed as illegal here (3.17/4/b/2/AA). In fact, Rhode Island law specifically allows most species of boas and pythons. This is another frowning state if you are an exotic enthusiast. Colorado is a good example of a state where exotics are supposedly not allowed, but you can still keep very exotic animals like the iconic kangaroo, wallaroo or wallaby. You can also own an opossum, a sugar glider and a hedgehog if you wish. Legal animals are listed, all others are prohibited. Alaska lawmakers kindly explain which animals you can and cannot own.