From left, bobcat by John Fowler, lemur by Thowra_uk, wolf by Rexano (used with permission), and fennec fox by Kitty Terwolbeck, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr. The male of the family marks their territory with both his urine and his scat. "A person may not own, harbor, or have custody or control of a dangerous wild animal for any purpose unless the person holds a certificate of registration for that animal issued by an animal registration agency.". They also are good at finding food in any situation. Non-native reptiles are illegal to keep in Hawaii because of their potential to live in that climate. You need to be able and prepared to spend a couple of thousands of dollars on your animal. The young are highly watched over and protected being licked and carried to ensure their safety. If you do want one of these animals you may have to be prepared to travel far. Marryn is a long time pet lover. Is it Legal to have a fennec in Georgia?

Answer: No, all of carnivora is illegal except certain hybrids. Just for purchasing the animal alone it costs anywhere from $1500-$2500. People’s definitions of an exotic animal vary. Be sure to call your Fish and Wildlife Management Office. Their behavior closely resembles that of both a dog and a cat. The Department should be consulted before any exotic animals which are not normally domesticated in Georgia are acquired. Their coats are one of the many things that make them special and unique.

One exception is in Arizona, where they are legal. In some of these states, all big cats are legal. Florida is good for smaller exotic pets including those that are illegal in the aforementioned states because they issue obtainable permits. Just FYI. Foxes are legal in more states, and some states may allow the hard-to-find Russian domesticated fox.

Both adults and pups chatter, whimper, wail, growl, and shriek. Answer: Yes, there are many states where they are legal. The smaller cats and hybrids mentioned here pose little or no risk to the public. Once you guys find and obtain your Fennec fox there comes into play the price of housing and feeding your new cute critter. A gift for a child or spouse?? These tiny foxes are hugely adorable and they come with the cutest big ears!

Native animals such as bobcats and mountain lions often have special regulations. is it legal to own a raccoon in California?

Question: Would I need a permit to own a coati or kinkajou in the state or Rhode Island? There are exceptions to these rules, of course. The legality of certain animal species may depend specific regulations.

Answer: No, exotic canids aside from wolfdogs are illegal. But these animals are desired not only for their dog like traits but because they are very much so foxes. We own 4 ourselves. Small reptiles are exotic pets, but they are rarely banned. Hybrids may be legal in more states, but this depends on the generation.

May you help me? It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. States that ban some fish species do so for environmental reasons, such as protecting native species or the fear that a fish will become invasive if released. But as exotic pets started to become more and more popular, the Fennec fox suddenly faced a new danger from humans. If I were to move, where can I have an alligator, wolf, a big cat, a squirell, and a pirhana in the U.S. on February 20, 2018: This was an amazing article, but I believe all animals deserve to be equally treated or all set free.

I can't find much info online. Although not as bad as skunks, Fennec Foxes have glands on the ends of their tails that emit a foul odor when they are frightened or angry. Hey there I’ve been having a LOT of issues lately.

Do we want to be under someone's capricious? Animals in this category that are sometimes kept as pets include, but are not limited to: If your state has a ban or requires a permit for animals in the order Carnivora, then all of these animals (excluding whatever listed exceptions) are not legal. Talk about cute animals that you just want to cuddle and Fennec foxes should be at the top of your list.

They keep the balance of many different rodent and insect species. In the United States of America, Fennec foxes are legal in every state except Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Washington, and a few other states including Idaho and Georgia. It can be rather hard to find breeders in your area that breed Fennec foxes and are licensed. Because no matter how much land you give them they are wild and will get tired of running then having to stop because of a cage. Question: Can I get own an elephant in PA? In others, only certain ones are. This is very important. They must run in the family. Also, take into account that you will need to find a vet that is not only willing to work on an exotic pet but will specifically work on Fennec foxes. You also have to prepare to deal with their energy levels.

This article will address animals that are legal for private ownership either without criteria or with criteria that an average citizen can meet. Question: Can I own a caracal in Arizona? Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on July 14, 2017: Uncle Sven: Probably. Question: Could I get a permit for any illegal pet? Red foxes have rather red coats while arctic foxes have white coats. Exotic pets are often misjudged and misunderstood, and misinformation is abundant. If you decide to leave your Fennec fox inside while you are away from home you will probably want to put them in a crate of some sort. This is helpful because you can find the breeder closest to you and buy your Fennec fox. This is true for most animals but especially for animals that are used to living in the wild. They are probably not legal in most states. Even though these pets are a serious commitment they can be a lot of fun once they are properly prepared for and cared for.