Is It Legal To Have A Pet Pig In Louisiana?

Pet means a domestic companion animal, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, ferrets, and guinea pigs.

Amphibians and reptiles may also be considered “pets,” except for any prohibitions or exclusions noted in this ordinance.

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.

In the case of wild skunks the answer is no. It is currently legal to own domesticated skunks in only 17 states: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

These are legal to own as pets in the state of Louisiana, but a number of other animals are banned as pets and will cost you heavy fines for owning. Polar bear (where would you even find one of these in Louisiana?!) Big cats like lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.

What states allow pigs as pets?

Story at-a-glance –

  1. In May 2017, the city council in Benecia, California voted to allow potbellied pigs as pets.
  2. Potbellied pigs are also legal to own as pets in Kansas City, Missouri, Las Vegas, Nevada and other communities; check city and county ordinances to be sure.

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.

Can you own a pet fox 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.