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.
Where is it legal to own a sloth?
Nevada This state is famous for being one of the most lenient states for exotic pets where lions, bears, and elephants are technically legal. However, tiny 2 pound fennec foxes and a few native animals aren’t. However, sloths should be legal 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.
How much does it cost to buy a sloth?
Price of a pet sloth
The price of a sloth typically starts at around $6000, and any price lower than that is likely to be a fragile wild-caught animal or unsocialized adult (these will also be a couple thousand).
Is it legal to own a sloth in the United States?
Sloths are however legal in most states in the US. Apart from having knowledge of the laws of the state you reside, also check with the importation laws as sloth may be legal to own but might have some requirements before they can be imported between state lines.