Quick Answer: Can You Have A Pet Fox In Texas?

Yes, you can own a pet fox in Texas.

Its not like they sell them in pet stores.

“It is not legal to keep fur-bearing animals (fox, otter, raccoon, opossum, skunk, etc.) as pets in Texas regardless of where they came from. Furthermore, the state health department has instituted a rabies quarantine on foxes.

What animals are illegal to own in Texas?

Texas Laws

This includes bears, coyotes, cougars, chimps, lions, tigers, and many others. There are no laws regarding monkeys, wolves, capybaras, and other animals.

States where you can legally own a fox: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Species that are native to the United States often have different rules than exotic foxes.

It is not legal to have a fox as a pet in most states. Period. Arctic, fennec, red, “domestic,” it is simply not legal. Even worse, when wild/tame foxes age from juvenile to mature, they go through hormonal changes and can become extremely aggressive.