Quick Answer: What Pets Can You Own In Ohio?

Examples of Prohibited Animals
OhioLion, tiger, bear, elephant, alligator, monkey, serval (exceptions apply)
OklahomaIllegal to own wildlife without license
OregonExotic animals are illegal including tiger, lion, monkey, bear (except black bear), crocodile, leopard (exceptions apply)

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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.

What species am I allowed to own in Ohio? Marmosets, capuchins, lemurs, and squirrel monkeys.

Can you have a capybara as a pet in Ohio?

Like most exotic pets, their legality varies from place to place. Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nebraska allow them, while certain city ordinances may not.

What Animals Can you keep as pets?

Other animals commonly kept include: rabbits; ferrets; pigs; rodents, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, mice, and guinea pigs; avian pets, such as parrots, passerines and fowls; reptile pets, such as turtles, alligators, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes; aquatic pets, such as fish, freshwater and saltwater

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.

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.

What is the most dangerous animal in Ohio?

Without question, the most deadly animal in Ohio is the whitetail deer. Ohio was once home to a wide variety of dangerous critters, including black bears, pumas, wolves, etc. Though there are rumors of black bear sightings in remote areas of southeastern Ohio, these animals are considered to be gone for good.

Can I own a capuchin monkey in Ohio?

BRACEVILLE — Capuchin monkeys, like the one that escaped Sunday night in the township, are allowed to be kept as pets in Ohio, according to Tony Forshey, state veterinarian for Ohio. They are not on the list of wild and dangerous animals that are regulated, Forshey said.

Can I have a pet fox in Ohio?

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.