This condition restricts potentially dangerous animals. Bears, big cats, wolves and primates are included in the list of illegal animals to own in this state. If you had a primate under 35 pounds due before October 1, 2010, you can retain ownership of that animal. Ohio`s 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 permits are lemurs, foxes, bobcats, alpacas and llamas. Wildlife licences are required for certain wild animals. They are divided into three classes, with each class of permit requiring stricter conditions for the safety of all humans, animals and the environment. Louisiana does not list specific pets allowed by law without a permit. Virginia does not explicitly prohibit pets from being pets. However, permits can be difficult to obtain.
Some native wild-caught animals can be kept as pets without a permit as long as their environment complies with regulations. Includes: In Oregon, it is illegal to own feral cats, bears other than black bears, dogs not native to Oregon, monkeys, alligators, crocodiles or caimans. You can get a special permit for an assistance monkey. Animals you can have without a license include alpacas, ferrets, bison, camels, chinchillas, emus, ostriches, llamas, lemurs, sugar gliders and giraffes. Some animals can be taken out of the wild without a permit and kept as pets as long as they are safely trapped, including: State authorities issue permits to qualified applicants before they can purchase exotic animals. Applicants are usually required to submit various documents showing specific details about the animal. For example, to register in Texas, you must submit the following documents: Washington does not have a pet possession license. Common marmosets, capuchins, lemurs and squirrel monkeys are legal non-human primates. Service spider monkeys trained by non-profit organizations are also considered an exception. Small cats such as ocelots and servals are allowed in this state without a permit, but naturally dangerous animals, as defined in state law, require a permit to be kept as pets.
Dangerous animals include big cats, bears, wild canids, wolverines, primates, elephants, rhinos, hippos and hyenas. The approval requirements are high and the permit is only valid for one year for an animal. Other animals that do not need a permit are llamas. If you thought a skunk would be an ideal pet, don`t buy quickly, especially if you live in 17 United States. States like Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and Michigan, where pet skunks are banned. The bans cover animals that have been domesticated by removing their scent glands. Each state has exotic or wild animal laws that determine whether a species is allowed, prohibited, or requires a special permit. In some states, you can have a squirrel or kangaroo, while other states have even banned domestic rabbits.
Some states are more lenient than others. Find out what your state`s exotic pet laws are, and before you bring a pet home or apartment, check with your local government to make sure the rules haven`t changed or that local, state, and county laws don`t prohibit the pet. If you live in the United States and think you`d like to own an exotic pet, check your state`s laws before buying the pet. Many states have illegal pet laws that you need to follow. Even some animals that are commonly bred as pets in other parts of the world may be illegal permits of “large carnivores” and greyhounds in the United States that come with proper permits. Pets prohibited as pets in Tennessee include chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons, wolves, bears, lions, tigers, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, alligators, and poisonous snakes. There are no rules for monkeys and small feral cats such as ocelots, servals and bobcats. Other animals that do not require a permit include ferrets, chinchillas, llamas, alpacas, camels, giraffes, ostriches and kangaroos. In Pennsylvania, you must obtain a permit for exotic animals listed as exotic animals by the state. This list includes leopards, jaguars, bears, tigers, coyotes and wolves. Pets allowed as pets without a permit include hedgehogs (if purchased in the state), non-native venomous reptiles, and ferrets.
A permit is required to keep the following wild-wild pets: No license or permit is required to own exotic animals, including lions, tigers, monkeys or bears. If you want to display any of the wild animals, a permit is required. You will also need permits for protected wild birds. Virginia allows you to keep primates as pets. Other animals that do not require permits include llamas, alpacas, camels and chinchillas. Animals used for educational and exhibition purposes require a license. Prohibited animals include bears, wolves, coyotes, hyenas, lions, tigers, leopards, alligators and crocodiles. You can apply for a permit to keep these prohibited animals. Nevada has some of the most lax wildlife laws. You can own primates, elephants, camels, wolves, ostriches, alpacas, zebras, non-domestic cats and many other animals without a permit or license. Prohibited animals include alligators, crocodiles, raccoons, bats, coyotes, moose, venomous snakes and foxes. Wild animals acquired and registered before 31.12.07 and microchipped before 01.09.07 are allowed as pets as long as they are registered with the state and a long list of requirements has not been violated.
While it`s obvious why big cats, like lions and tigers, are banned as pets, it`s also illegal to own a Bengal in at least 19 states. Others have strict laws that say you have to prove that the animal is at least four generations away from its wild ancestors. Delaware has allowed the following animals as pets without a license: The Georgia Department 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. But they are not pets, no matter how much we would like them to be. Young people grow into powerful, adult adults; Monkeys need a social environment and the kind of permissiveness that cannot be replicated in a private home. Wooden rattlesnakes and eastern copper heads can only be kept as pets if they are legally taken from the wild and require a venomous snake license.
Pet owners are limited to a wooden rattlesnake. Oregon lists some wild animals as uncontrolled, and therefore, these pets do not need a permit: Under a permit system, states will have specific laws detailing the legality of owning exotic animals. For example, legal pets in Georgia, such as the sugar glider or the European ferret, do not need a permit. However, permits are required for prohibited animals such as kangaroo, wolf or cobra. Even though owning a sugar glider is legal in your area, you should think twice before having one as a pet. They are nocturnal and want a dark environment during the day. Their food, consisting of specialized water and nectar drinks, can be hard to find. Like pets, sugar gliders require regular veterinary care, but most veterinarians do not take care of them. While there are no federal regulations for primate ownership, each state really does its own thing. There are states like Arizona that don`t regulate monkey ownership at all, and others, like West Virginia, that ban very specific types of monkeys.
Other animals that can be kept without a permit or license include: In Utah, you need a permit to have bears, all non-domestic cats, monkeys, monkeys, kangaroos, ferrets, hedgehogs, coyotes, etc. Barriers are significant in obtaining a permit; They are rarely exposed. You don`t need a permit to own alligators, crocodiles, alpacas, camels, chinchillas, ostriches, sugar gliders and penguins. 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. All live games are prohibited unless expressly permitted and listed in 92.029(b). Almost every province in Canada prohibits the possession of exotic animals, which generally include primates. It varies from province to province.
For example, Alberta and Prince Edward Island prohibit all dangerous animals (including primates), while in British Columbia you need a special permit and the availability of these permits is low. Ontario is the only province where there is no provincial legislation regarding the ownership of exotic animals. Ontario`s Municipal Act, 2003 gave municipalities the authority to make exotic animal ordinances that are not standardized and vary from community to community. This means that it may be legal in one municipality, but not in the one next door. It also means that it would be illegal to pass through municipalities where there are regulations. For more information, please contact your local community office and inquire about municipal bylaws in the area. The following non-human primates are not allowed in Ohio: golden lion, black-faced lion, golden-breasted gull, upper cotton, emperor, saddleback, black and navy coat of Geoffrey; southern and northern nocturnal monkeys; Dark Titi and masked Titi monkeys; Muriquis; Goeldi`s monkeys; white face, black beard, white bearded and monk-sakis; bald and black uakaris; Black-handed, white-bellied, brown-headed and black-headed spider monkeys; common woolly monkeys; Red, black and coat howler monkeys.