Question: Can You Have A Meerkat As A Pet UK?

Can you have a pet meerkat?

Yes, you can technically own a meerkat as a pet. Actually, most species that are available and survive in captivity can be privately owned. Depending on one’s definition of a “pet,” however, some animals simply make horrendous pets, and meerkats are an example that fit this bill.

15 of the Weirdest Pets That You Can Actually Own in the UK

  • 1)African Pygmy Hedgehog. Hedgehogs are mega cute, and it turns out you can actually own your very own prickly hedgehog friend!
  • 2) Pygmy Goat.
  • 3) Micro Pig.
  • 4) Capybara.
  • 5) Tarantula.
  • 6) Axolotl.
  • 7) Marmoset Monkey.
  • 8) Octopus.

How much is a meerkat?

The Meerkat comes in a variety of colors—even custom colors are available for an extra $1,450—and the list price starts at $17,820. Head over here for more.

Can I own a monkey in the UK?

Under UK law it is legal to keep a monkey as a pet with a licence granted Dangerous Wild Animals Act, but welfare experts say that as few as 5 per cent of animals are actually licensed.

Do meerkats bite humans?

Meerkats, being wild animals, make poor pets. They can be aggressive, especially toward guests, and may bite. They will scent-mark their owner and the house (their “territory”).

What is considered a exotic pet?

An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet: an animal kept within human households which is relatively unusual to keep or is generally thought of as a wild species rather than as a pet.