Quick Answer: Can I Legally Own A Sloth?

Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth?

Despite their rise in popularity, there are very few legal breeding facilities where you can purchase a two-toed sloth, and more and more people and places are taking part in the illegal trade of the three-toed sloth, which does very poorly in captivity and is illegal to own.

How much does it cost to buy a sloth?

On average, plan on spending anywhere from $1,500 to as much as $3,000 for a sloth. Most of the time, the younger sloths will cost the most. As they get older, their price will begin to drop. According to the website Welcome to World Exotics, Inc., sloths can range anywhere from $1,500 to $2,600.

In what states can you own a sloth?

Michigan Thankfully, Missouri appears to have little regulation for exotic pets, which would include sloths. Mississippi This is a state that regulates “dangerous” animals and sloths are not included. Montana Two-toed sloths are specifically mentioned as being an uncontrolled species, so they are definitely legal.

Do sloths attack you?

These animals (it was a two-toed sloth) resist capture aggressively. They will swing their sharp claws, try to bite and will grab with massive force to whatever they can hold on to. Now, I don’t think a sloth will go after a human trying to hurt anyone, but they will defend themselves if they are bothered.