10 Exotic Pets that are legal to own in New York State.

A bachelor's degree in biology and a certificate in veterinary assisting have been completed byMelissa.

Exotic animals are regulated by theDEC.The Big 5 are defined as wild animals and are illegal in many states.The animals include bears, primates, big cats, canids, venomous and large reptiles.Most animals in New York City are illegal, but a lot of animals are legal in the state.

Information comes from online resources and personal knowledge.If you are serious about adopting exotic pets, you should contact your state's agency as well as your city, county, and neighborhood association.

The South American relative of the raccoon should be legal in New York.It does not fall under any native game laws since it is not a native animal.The coatimundi is a large animal with good intelligence.

The large creature has an odor that resembles popcorn.Binturongs, also called a bearcat but not a member of the feline family, look dangerous, but most of them are calm in pet situations.They are not a regulated species in New York because they do not fall in the category of a non-domesticated member of felidae.

The fennec foxes are legal to own in New York.Fennec fox owners brought their pets to meet legislators before the animal ban was finalized.This species was spared because some exotic pets are not so bad staring at them in the face.Smaller exotic pets are not any more dangerous than dogs and cats and should never be banned.The bat-eared fox is illegal because of that.

In New York, all primate are illegal as pets.They are part of the raccoon family and have a prehensile tail.They should have a large enclosure and be mentally active.People say they can have a nasty side.They won't be killing anyone, but you will want to avoid a bite from a Kinkajou.

In New York, exotic animals are legal.There are sugar gliders, short-tailed opossums and wallabies.The animals are not dangerous to the public.

One wallaby owner in Westchester lost their well-cared for pet.Macropods need outdoor housing.

The aardwolf, striped hyena, and spotted hyena are not included in New York's Big 5 ban.People think these are part of the canine family, but they are actually related to cats.In New York State, hyenas are legal.

If someone is found with a hyena, it is certain that the officials will make an emergency update to the law, and without a grandfather clause, the bold owner might be in some trouble.No city or county would approve such an animal.They will likely create it even if there are no laws against it.

The grey and fox squirrels are native rodents that are regulated under game laws, but non-native rodents such as the prevost's squirrel, Guayaquil Squirrel, and Siberian chipmunk can be possessed.Squirrels can be challenging pets because of their energy and space requirements.

This hefty semi-aquatic guinea pig relative can live with you in the state as well as maras, pacas, and agoutis.The largest rodents in the world are capybaras.

A porcupine can be your companion.They are large rodents.African Crested, Palawan, and prehensile-tailed porcupines are some of the species you can have.

The snakes are illegal in New York.Large is a relative term, but it is better defined by species that have killed humans or are around the same size as them, although this is an extremely rare occurrence.Anacondas, Burmese pythons, African rock python, and Reticulated python are all banned.There has been a recorded death of a boa constrictor in the last few years.They don't get as large as the others, reaching 3-13 feet depending on the species and care.

The article is correct to the best of the author's knowledge.It is not meant to substitute for advice from a veterinary medical professional.Animals with signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a vet.

Is it legal to own a captive bred, descented skunk in the state of New York?Why if not?

They are considered to be illegal along with the other animals.They are native to the area.

Yes, hybrid cats are still considered exotic cats.In New York State, hybrid should be lower.These are regular cats.If they just look normal, you can probably get away with it in NYC.

They barely survive in captivity, no private owners have them in the U.S., and they are in 2 AZA zoos.They are extremely rare and would not be able to cross state lines, though they are technically legal to possess.

It's not possible unless you have a great facility that will make cleaning up after them easy.

I am in New York State, but I would love to own a serval.Is it legal?I'm also considering a fennec fox.

I live in New York state and have a hedgehog.You can only have African pigmys.

I wanted to do some research on sloths in New York but I will never own one so I asked what the best place to keep them would be.

If you want to get in touch with me, you should look for a Pet raccoon.I can have them all across the street.

Sugar gliders are illegal in the 5 boroughs of NYC and some western cities of NY.

I am researching fennics and am wondering if they get along well with older children in the home.Is they very territorial?Do they smell like a ferret or a cat?I think they don't need a lot of maintenance to be a happy part of the family.It is very helpful that you provided the information.

If raised from a newborn, almost any animal can be domesticated.

I have trouble sleeping because of the cute sugar gliders.I am glad I did not impulsively buy.Everyone should check out just you.They are too cute.There are cats and sugar gliders.ty

There is some misinformation on the NY Dept of Health website, specifically squirrel, boa constrictors, and sugar gliders.

A lot of states ban all animals.Carnivorans, primates, crocodilians, and venomous snakes seem to be the most commonly banned animals.Even though elephants are usually banned, anyone who can afford to keep an elephant can become an educational facility.

Native mammals, deer, bats, and armadillos are among the second tier ofbanned animals due to disease concerns.

marmosets and tamarins are not exempt from primate bans in Europe because "Born Free" focuses on getting them banned in particular.They lobbied Massachusetts not to allow sugar gliders, showing that they are opposed to all exotic animal ownership.

The venomous reptiles and the big reptiles can be placed in the same category as intimidating reptiles.