Can You Keep A Raccoon As A Pet UK?

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.

Can you keep raccoon dogs as pets?

Tanuki, or “raccoon dogs” are wild animals, not domesticated pets. – In the US they are not legal to own without an exotic animal permit. – They are nocturnal. – They require special diet and veterinary care which can be difficult and costly to provide.

Can you get racoons in the UK?

This site[2] indicates that raccoons bred in South Yorkshire and Somerset, but currently there are only scattered individuals in the wild in the UK. They are resourceful critters, so I could imagine them becoming widespread in the UK, if we fail to control them. Now North American grey squirrels – they are everywhere!

Can I have a sloth as a pet UK?

The short answer is yes. You can keep pretty much any animal given you have the right paperwork, authority, housing, husbandry skills, etc etc. I do not know of any Sloths kept in private hands, only in zoos, but it wouldn’t suprise me if there are a small handful in private collections in the UK.

What pets are illegal in the UK?

Wild animals including lions, tigers, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, figures have revealed.