Quick Answer: Can You Have A Pet Alligator In Louisiana?

It is against the law to own an alligator without a legal permit and it is strictly forbidden to own or sell piranhas in Louisiana, Einck said.

The charge of possession of an alligator can result in a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

What pets are illegal in Louisiana?

Across the state, there is a ban on owning any of the following: Black Bears. Grizzly Bears. Polar Bears.

And the following ‘big cats’:

  • Tigers.
  • Lions.
  • Leopards.
  • Jaguars.
  • Cheetahs.
  • Cougars or Mountain Lions.
  • All the subspecies of the above listed.
  • Hybrids of the above listed species.

Can you legally own an alligator?

Owning an alligator is legal in some states, though. According to Born Free USA, a national animal advocacy nonprofit, five states have no license or permit requirements regulating the ownership of exotic pets. The group includes Alabama, Nevada, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

Can you have a fox as a pet in Louisiana?

BANS purchase, take, possession and sale of live foxes and coyotes except as otherwise allowed under a breeder or exhibitor license and BANS import.

Can you own a giraffe in Louisiana?

Giraffes. Finally, there are nine states (Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, and Nebraska) where there is a partial ban on exotic animals, which means a giraffe would be illegal. In the remaining 20 states, owning an exotic animal is totally illegal.