Is It Legal To Have A Pet Meerkat In The 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.

Meerkats are a highly regulated species and are not available as pets in the United States. Captive-bred populations exist in Japan and parts of the United Kingdom. Here is a list of The 12 Coolest Exotic Pets That You Can’t Own that are rare or nonexistent in private captivity in the U.S.

Are meerkats friendly to humans?

‘Meerkats should be on the Dangerous Wild Animals Licence to ensure they are in the hands of serious keepers rather than the general public. They don’t make good pets. ‘Meerkats are very loyal and make lovely pets,’ she says. ‘They’re so playful and love being around people.

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 tiger in the UK?

In England, the ownership of dangerous wild animals is permitted, but the owner must obtain a license for each animal held. All cats, including the bobcat, caracal, cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, ocelot, puma, serval, and tiger, are subject to the ownership restrictions.

Can I own a sloth 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.