Quick Answer: Is It Illegal To Have A White Tiger As A Pet?

In most states it is illegal or restricted to own any large exotic animals as pets.

In the rest, there is no restriction, not even a requirement for registration of those animals.

White tigers are severely inbred and come with chronic health problems.

Owning a pet tiger is considered legal or is unregulated in eight states, all of which have rather lax regulatory laws concerning animal rights in general: North Carolina, Alabama, Delaware, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Tigers are surprisingly cheap to purchase as a pet.

Can I have tiger as a pet?

Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.

Examples of Prohibited Animals
Texas
UtahBear, tiger, lion, cheetah, monkey, ape, gorilla, kangaroo, lemur (exceptions apply)
VermontExotic animals prohibited as pets, including bear, lion, tiger, wolf, gorilla, monkey, etc.
VirginiaBear, wolf, coyote, hyena, lion, tiger, leopard, alligator, crocodile

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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.

Can you own a giraffe?

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.

Can Sables be pets?

No, Sables do not make good pets. Though they look cute, they have sharp little teeth and are quite capable of delivering a painful bite. In many places it is also illegal to own one as a pet.