You can get a special permit to legally own a ferret in California through the Dept.
of Fish and Wildlife.
While generally speaking, ferrets are illegal to own, some special permits are issued, usually to animal handlers, trainers, demonstrators and as teaching tools for classrooms and programs.
Can you legally own a ferret in California?
Domesticated originally for vermin control, they now make extremely popular pets and are legal in all or parts of every state except California and Hawaii. Despite intensive lobbying to legalize ferrets in California, however, you cannot legally keep a ferret in California without a permit.
Why can’t you own a ferret in California?
Ferrets are illegal to own as pets in both California and Hawaii. It is feared that ferrets will be turned loose and form their own colonies detrimental to the native population of certain animals.
What exotic pets are legal in California?
10 Exotic Pets That Are Legal to Own in California
- Hybrid Cats. These exotic pets which are actually technically domesticated—perhaps more so than a common non-pedigree cat—are legal in most states depending on their percentage of so-called wild genetics.
- Monitor Lizards.
- American Bison.
- Second Generation ‘Wolfdogs’
- Large Constrictor Snakes.
What happens if you get caught with a ferret in California?
If the bid is unsuccessful, ferret ownership will continue to carry up to a six month jail term and a $1,000 fine. And California’s ferrets will remain hidden underground like the weasels they are.
Can my ferret sleep with me?
🙂 When ferrets are really tired, they will fall asleep anywhere, but that is not always too good for them. You can also let your ferret sleep with you on the bed. It is extremely adorable to snuggle your little fuzzy the entire night, but I just can’t bear myself to do it.
Can you own a sloth in California?
In California, a sloth is a restricted species, however, it is possible to acquire a permit.