Do NOT get a pet sloth.
Wild animals make very poor pets.
Before you even consider any exotic animal, you need to ask the following questions.
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.
Where can I hold a sloth in Ohio?
Advance Reservation is required. Call 419-656-5667, and our sloth keeper Erin will schedule the event . Interactions are held at the Watering Hole Safari and Waterpark, 1530 S Danbury road Port Clinton Ohio 43452, and the Safari Adventures located at the Kalahari In Sandusky.
What state can I 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.
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.