Are Pet Skunks Legal In Louisiana?

What pets are illegal in Louisiana?

Across the state, there is a ban on owning any of the following: Black Bears. Grizzly Bears. Polar Bears.

And the following ‘big cats’:

  • Tigers.
  • Lions.
  • Leopards.
  • Jaguars.
  • Cheetahs.
  • Cougars or Mountain Lions.
  • All the subspecies of the above listed.
  • Hybrids of the above listed species.

What states allow pet skunks?

It is currently legal to own domesticated skunks in only 17 states: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Examples of Prohibited Animals
IowaWolf, hyena, leopard, bear, primate, crocodile, cobra, python
KansasLion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, bear, non-native venomous snake (exceptions apply)
Kentucky“Inherently dangerous exotic animals”: primate, tiger, lion, bear, alligator, honey badger (except those owned prior to 7/13/2005)

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Can you have a pet alligator in Louisiana?

It is against the law to own an alligator without a legal permit and it is strictly forbidden to own or sell piranhas in Louisiana, Einck said.