If you live in a state where pet monkeys are legal or restricted with proper permits, it`s important to understand that monkeys are wild animals, no matter how tame they may seem. Monkeys are wild animals; They are not suitable for domestication as pets. Many states that allow them as pets have lengthy application processes and expensive adhesive requirements. For example, Florida requires the candidate to be of a certain age – at least 16 years old to own some monkeys and 18 years old for others – and that he has 1,000 hours of volunteering with monkeys under his belt, receives letters of recommendation and passes a written exam. In addition, there are special requirements for the size of the land on which the habitat is built, as well as for the construction of the habitat itself. Keep in mind that many municipalities and counties have their pet monkey laws that can ban monkeys even in states where there is no ban. In addition, homeowners` associations usually regulate pet ownership, as well as owners` insurance policies. It is imperative that you review all of your local and state laws regarding the keeping of exotic animals before making a decision that will lead to broken hearts when authorities come to confiscate your furry friend. Monkeys belong to nature, a fact that many lawmakers already recognize.
Many others come in. No license or permit is required to possess exotic animals, including lions, tigers, monkeys or bears. If you wish to exhibit one of the wild animals, a permit is required. You will also need permits for protected wild birds. In 2012, 17 states had no restrictions against residents who practice the art of monkey guarding. However, the efforts of pro-animal groups and others continue to see more and more states enact laws banning monkeys as pets. Currently, Washington State, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have no restrictions on keeping monkeys as pets. However, in 2012, legislation was pending to restrict monkey farming in the states of Washington, North Carolina and South Carolina. In Rhode Island, you can get permits to keep bears, hyenas, tigers, lions, cheetahs, elephants, monkeys, wolves, hippos, giraffes, and gila monsters.
Authorisations require proof of adequate knowledge and accommodation for the animals. Animals that do not require a permit include geckos, chinchillas and sugar gliders. 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. Coatis bred in captivity can be kept as pets, but proof of legal acquisition is required. No permits are required in any county west of the Pecos River with a population of less than 25,000. If you want to import a wild animal into Wisconsin, you will need an import permit and a veterinary inspection certificate. There are some rodents that you cannot import unless you get approval from the Department of Natural Resources. You can`t keep some native pest animals as pets, including pumas, black bears, raccoons, and bobcats. Wisconsin allows the possession of monkeys, but not chimpanzees as pets. Connecticut has a grandfather system for all monkeys possessed before January 10, 2010, but no longer allows licensing. In Illinois, residents can only own a Capuchin monkey if they have a permanent motor disability or a permanent motor disability.
Any other form of private property is prohibited. Councillor David Knight asked the city`s attorney general to draft the ordinance, which would prohibit anyone from owning or harboring wild or exotic animals, including monkeys, lions, tigers, alligators, coyotes, ducks, squirrels and deer. Permits are required to own or raise wildlife in Maine. You are not allowed to own wild deer, bears, moose or turkeys. Other prohibited animals include lion, cheetah, wolf, monkey, camel, alligator, monk parakeet and humpback swan. If you have permits, you can keep emus, domestic ferrets, sugar gliders and chinchillas. Some states have not completely banned monkeys as pets. These states have some kind of law or restriction that those who want to keep monkeys as pets must abide by. At the time of this 2012 letter, Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee all have partial bans on monkey property.
These prohibitions make it illegal to own monkeys, but not monkeys. Tennesseans can have any type of monkey except a baboon, and monkeys are not allowed. In Arizona, all monkeys are allowed, but not monkeys. In Indiana, you can have monkeys and great apes, but you must have a permit for monkeys. Mississippi allows all monkeys except baboons and macaques and prohibits all types of monkeys. Florida and Texas allow some species of monkeys but ban others. These laws are evolving, so check your own state`s statutes if you plan to have a monkey as a pet. 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.
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. 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. 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. Georgia`s Department 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. Some states also require a minimum age to adopt a monkey, or a certain number of volunteer hours alongside monkeys to be able to keep a monkey as a pet. In Utah, you`ll need a permit to have bears, all undomesticated cats, monkeys, monkeys, kangaroos, ferrets, hedgehogs, coyotes and more. Barriers to licensing are high; they are rarely spent. You don`t need a permit to own alligators, crocodiles, alpacas, camels, chinchillas, ostriches, sugar gliders, and penguins. 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. 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. A quick search revealed all sorts of big cats, marmoset monkeys and porcupines – sometimes for less than $1,000. Some states allow monkeys as pets, but have restrictions on the types of monkeys you can have, the type of custody, and the types of permits and insurance you must keep up to date to comply with applicable laws.