This state was somewhat exotically friendly, but then they stopped issuing licenses to pet owners. You categorize exotic animals, and you have to call to find out what the law is. But all equines, including zebras, are legal and only need a veterinary control certificate if they are imported. So you`re an animal lover, you`ve had dogs, cats and maybe even a few rabbits. Now you want to become a little more exotic, be careful, because you could have a lot of problems if you keep some pets as pets. Answer: No, the most exotic animal allowed is a tenrec. Most of the uncontrolled species are pets and traditional birds. The Restricted Species Acts and Regulations Manual 671 contains a long list of prohibited animals, mammals, fish and birds, including: In 2007, Washington State laws were amended to restrict the keeping of dangerous animals as pets. This list includes bears, wolves, big cats, alligators, elephants, primates and poisonous snakes. You can keep ferrets and llamas without permission. Connecticut is one of 10 states with a partial ban on private ownership of exotic animals.

Permits are required for animals, including live fish, wild birds, wild mammals, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates. State law prohibits people from keeping primates weighing more than 50 pounds as pets and requires exotic pet owners to apply for a permit. The law was changed shortly after Travis led police to a chase in Stamford in 2003. Maine is a terrible state for exotic pet owners, and the restrictions on pets are as extreme as they are unjustifiable. This northernmost state of the continent has a climate where very few animals could survive, but there is a very small list of mammals (gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, sugar gliders, degus) that do not require permits. Obtaining a permit in Maine is considered almost impossible. Reptiles are also restricted to certain species. Possession of non-native animals kept before 15.10.2020 with a permit issued before 13.01.2021 (Alabama Administrative Code 220-2-.26). 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. In Kentucky, no one is allowed to own a naturally dangerous animal, including primates, dangerous reptiles, bears, big cats, honey badgers, etc. Pets allowed include alpaca, goat, camel, chinchilla, llama, parrot, toucan and yak. Georgia`s Ministry of Natural Resources describes illegal animals as naturally 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 pet, a special permit is required. You do not need a permit for sugar gliders or ferrets. Domestic rabbits and small rodents are also allowed without permission, with the exception of hedgehogs. In Oklahoma, you can own any pet with a license. The state calls it a wild animal breeding license. A permit is not required to have exotic farm animals, fish and amphibians.

Connecticut is one of 10 states with a partial ban on private ownership of exotic animals. Permits are required for people who have animals, including live fish, wild birds, wild mammals, reptile amphibians or invertebrates. February 17, 2009 Owners must have a Certificate of Registration (CPR) to own „dangerous wildlife,” including: Melissa cares for a variety of exotic animals and has a certificate in veterinary assistant and a bachelor`s degree in biology. Delaware state law requires permits for most wild mammals and hybrids. Pets that do not require a permit include chinchillas, hedgehogs, ferrets, opossums, rabbits, sugar gliders, etc. Many lizards are allowed, including anoles, water dragons, basilisks, bearded dragons, chameleons, geckos, iguanas and more. Possession of non-native venomous snakes is illegal. In addition to prohibitions and restrictions on exotic pet ownership, most states have some sort of permit, license, or registration requirement to own certain animals.

For example, in Vermont, you need a permit to own an anaconda, but not to keep an alligator. Idaho requires a permit for tigers and other „exotic pests.” Now, this may be obvious in some of the animals on this list, but obvious doesn`t always mean „no.” That`s where the law comes in, and you could face serious charges if you try to keep one of these animals in your home, and I don`t think your neighbors would be as happy with you either. Some species of pets can be kept without a permit, although the number of pets may be limited, including: Oregon will comply with USDA permits for „exotic animals,” as well as permits issued before 2010. According to Nebraska state law, you can keep reptiles or primates. Prohibited pets include cats, skunks, wolves or non-domestic bears. You can apply for a permit to keep prohibited animals. Exotic pet owners fear this state because it has some of the strictest exotic pet laws. It is a state that bans ferrets under the guise of environmental protection – although its inhabitants regularly defy the law and invasive ferrets have not been observed. Don`t come to California unless you`re only interested in birds and reptiles.

For the most part, exotic animals are illegal in Hawaii. These include bears, big cats, wild canines, hybrids of feral 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, pet mice and rats, parakeets and pigeons. Maryland allows certain animals to be kept as pets without a license, including: dogs, cats and similar pets, provided no more than six (6) animals are kept and no commercial kennels are operated. ducks, goose chickens, etc., provided that not more than twelve (12) of these animals are kept. Roosters or peacocks are not allowed. In Massachusetts, wild animals cannot be kept as pets. According to the state, wild animals are undomesticated animals such as bears, big cats, wild dogs, and primates. You do not need a permit to own ferrets, some turtles and geckos, pigeons, emus, chinchillas, sugar gliders, American bison or llamas.

To keep venomous snakes or Gila monsters, you need a permit. Permits are required to take animals out of the wild for personal ownership. You can`t use commercial equipment to catch them, and there are limits: dangerous animals can`t be kept as pets unless you`re a zoo, licensed circus, or other acceptable organization.