Question: What Monkeys Are Legal To Own In Ohio?

According to ohio.gov

Capuchin monkeys

Lemurs

Squirrel monkey

Can I have a monkey as a pet in Ohio?

Ohio strangely bans many primates, including small ones, but allows a few species such as marmosets and lemurs with the requirement that the owner registers them.

The exotic-animals law enacted last year bans private owners from acquiring, selling and breeding restricted species in Ohio. The restricted list includes lions, tigers, bears, elephants, certain monkeys, rhinos, alligators, crocodiles, anacondas and pythons longer than 12 feet, certain vipers and all venomous snakes.

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.

What states can you own a chimp?

Even though they are quite endearing, chimps truly are wild animals, and it is illegal to own one in most states in the U.S. Still, you may be able to obtain a license in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and North Dakota.

What is the best monkey to have as a pet?

There are almost two dozen species of guenons, with the green monkey, vervet, and grivet being possibly the most popular in captivity.

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.

What pets are illegal in Ohio?

The exotic-animals law bans private owners from acquiring, selling and breeding restricted species in Ohio. The restricted list includes lions, tigers, bears, elephants, certain monkeys, rhinos, alligators, crocodiles, anacondas and pythons longer than 12 feet, certain vipers and all venomous snakes.

Can I own a sloth in Ohio?

NO. Do NOT get a pet sloth. Wild animals make very poor pets. Before you even consider any exotic animal, you need to ask the following questions.

Can you own a giraffe in Ohio?

Nine states (Idaho, Alabama, Nevada, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) prohibit owning any exotic pet without a permit. In the remaining 20 states, owning an exotic animal is totally illegal.