Quick Answer: What Pets Are Legal In Louisiana?

What exotic animals can you own in Louisiana?

Examples of Prohibited Animals
LouisianaBear, wolf, tiger, lion, leopard, jaguar, primate, fox
MaineBear, moose, wild turkey, deer, lion, cheetah, wolf, monkey, camel, alligator, monk parakeet, mute swan
MarylandFox, bear, alligator, tiger, leopard, wolf, monkey, certain venomous snakes, skunk

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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.

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.

Louisiana For this state, there is a list of prohibited animals that are mostly large carnivores such as bears, wolves, and cougars. Also included are large primates, squirrels, some bigger ungulates, and skunks. There is no mention of sloths. However, sloths should be legal to own.