The following states generally allow people to keep capybaras as pets: Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, Washington, North Carolina, Tennessee; I was also told about parts of New York State. You still need to get a license/permit to keep a capybara as a pet in most states. Maybe you`ve always wanted to own a monkey, or you`re wondering if it`s legal for your neighbor to have this puma in their garden. Fortunately for your curiosity, every state has exotic animal laws that allow, restrict, or prohibit the possession of certain animal species. The following article describes in detail some of these state laws. It is much more difficult to get permission to keep a pet capybara in Europe, where animal welfare laws tend to be much stricter. Many European countries do not allow the keeping of wild animals as pets. In some countries, you may be able to keep a capybara as a pet if you meet very strict requirements. this may be the case in France and Poland. Keeping a capybara as a pet is illegal in Italy. (A friend of mine in Italy rescued a seriously injured Nutria who had fled the farm where he had been raised for his fur.) The Nutrias were brought to Italy for the fur trade and some escaped. There are also wild nutria escaped to Paris in the Seine and other parts of the France. Ohio`s laws have changed since the Zanesville animal slaughter in 2011.
More than 50 wild animals were released from a reserve where authorities 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 include lemurs, foxes, bobcats, alpacas and llamas. 3. Any person who, on 1 March 1986, lawfully keeps in captivity an animal subject to the prohibition provided for in paragraph 2 of this Division may keep it for the duration of its life. This animal may not be marketed, sold or otherwise disposed of without the written authorisation of the Commission. I`m thinking about moving to Nebraska, and I`m wondering if I could legally have a pet capybara in Nebraska. Does anyone know if I can do it? My best advice is to contact Game and Parks first to see if there is a general law against this. Then I would contact the animal control of the city where you want to move. An example would be like a pot-bellied pig that is legal to own in Nebraska but is banned in the city of Lincoln. Some imported birds must have legal import documents, which then prevent them from applying for a license, including: New York law states that you are not allowed to own wild animals, including non-native cats or dogs, bears, crocodiles, venomous reptiles, and primates. Animals you can keep as pets without permission include sugar gliders, wallabies, kangaroos, capybaras, porcupines, and most non-toxic reptiles.
Before you seriously consider keeping a capybara as a pet, I can urge you to do the research. Too many capybaras kept as pets die prematurely or end up in sanctuaries. I have written a number of blogs about Capybara`s well-being and various aspects of keeping a Capybara as a pet, including feeding, pool size, how to treat a pool to make it safe for a capybara, etc. PLEASE READ THEM. I give links to these blogs at the end of this blog. Please also read these 2 blogs: Pennsylvania does not list exotic animals that are legal without permission. This condition restricts potentially dangerous animals. Bears, big cats, wolves and primates are included in the list of illegal animals belonging to this state. If you had a primate under 35 pounds before october 1, 2010 at maturity, you can keep ownership of that animal. You can, if no one knows lol. Yes, I lived on a ranch, but we had a lot of “exotic” pets growing up.
It probably wasn`t legal, but the closest city to us was 400 people. No one has given a permit are required to import legal pets listed in Hawaii Administrative Rules Section 4-71-6.5. These animals are subject to quarantine rules before being legally distributed to their owners. A license is required to own many animals that the State of Texas deems dangerous. This list of animals includes bears, coyotes, chimpanzees and other monkeys, lions, tigers and many others. There are no laws regarding monkeys, wolves, capybaras, ferrets, lemurs and other animals. Wild animals – all non-domesticated species of the animal kingdom, whether bred in captivity or not, including mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, molluscs, crustaceans, arthropods or other invertebrates, and includes all parts, products, eggs or descendants thereof or the corpse or parts thereofLEGAL for the export of legally acquired species. But even within states, regulations often vary. Counties, cities, and even neighborhoods may also have their own laws about keeping capybaras as pets.
You should also check the alliances, conditions, and restrictions (CC and R) in your area. There may also be regulations included in the deeds of your home. You may also need to seek consent from other residents in your area. Permits are required for the importation, transportation and possession of wildlife that is illegally possessed. According to the Florida Administrative Code, it is illegal to own Class I animals and Class II animals require a permit. Class I animals include bears, big cats, rhinos, crocodiles, chimpanzees and more. Class II includes howler monkeys, macaques, bobcats, pumas, cheetahs, alligators, wolves, giraffes and more. A 2010 law prohibits the import, sale and spread of alien species. This law further restricts the capture and possession of poisonous reptiles and other affected reptiles, unless the owner already has a permit before the law. You do not need a permit to keep ferrets, parrots, hedgehogs, chinchillas and other small rodents. Wildlife Fish and Game in Henderson, Nevada, admitted they didn`t know much about keeping capybaras as pets when they gave permission to my friends to keep capybaras as pets.
After reading my blogs, they realized how little they knew and became much stricter in granting permits! (My friends would still have gotten their permission, but several other potential Capybara pet owners were turned down, which hopefully saved a few Capybaras from an unhappy life.) It is illegal to own dangerous regulated animals, including: Georgia`s Ministry of Natural Resources describes illegal animals as inherently dangerous animals. This classification includes kangaroos, primates, undomesticated dogs, undomesticated 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 don`t need a permit for European sugar gliders or ferrets. Domesticated rabbits and small rodents are also allowed without permission, with the exception of hedgehogs. In Oregon, it is illegal to own wild cats, bears other than black bears, dogs, monkeys, alligators, crocodiles or caimans not native to Oregon. You can get a special permit for a service monkey. Animals you can have without permission include alpacas, ferrets, bison, camels, chinchillas, emus, ostriches, llamas, lemurs, sugar gliders and giraffes. 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, quails, opossums, coyotes, deer, red foxes and grey foxes. If you acquired an animal in another state, you must prove that it was acquired legally.
Delaware state law requires permits for most wild mammals and hybrids. Pets that do not need 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, etc. Non-native venomous snakes are illegal to possess. Arizona`s administrative code states that it is illegal to own non-domestic dogs and cats, primates (except non-infant primates free of zoonoses), alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes, and many others. Special permits may be granted to certain persons or groups to keep these animals if the application falls under the categories of education, public health, commercial photography, wildlife rehabilitation or wildlife management. Wooden rattlesnakes and eastern copperheads can only be kept as pets if they have been legally harvested from the wild and require a venomous snake permit. Pet owners are limited to a wooden rattlesnake. If an animal is not banned or requires a permit, it can be kept as a pet. However, no one can own more than 6 animals of any kind and no more than 25 wild animals without game at any given time.