Quick Answer: Where Do Exotic Pets Come From?

How do you get an exotic animal?

You can find some species of exotic animals in the pet stores. You can find chinchillas, sugar gliders, degus and others. But you will not find large cats, bears, zebras, foxes or other large exotics at a pet store. You will have to locate a private breeder through the web or exotic animal magazines.

Is the exotic pet trade illegal?

Some of this trade is legal, but many times animals are captured from the wild illegally to supply demand for exotic pets. The illicit sales of live animals comprises a major part of the overall illegal wildlife trade, a multibillion-dollar global black market.

Why is it bad to own exotic animals?

When in the hands of private individuals, the animals suffer due to poor care. They also pose safety and health risks to their owners and any person coming into contact with them. Individuals possessing exotic animals often attempt to change the nature of the animal rather than the nature of the care provided.

What are the most exotic animals?

The Most Exotic Animals in the World

  • Leafy seadragon.
  • Fanfin Angler.
  • Japanese macaque.
  • Pink dolphin.
  • Liger.
  • Atelopus frog.
  • Pangolin.
  • Fennec fox.

Can u buy a Fennec fox?

If it is legal in your state it is imperative that you purchase your Fennec fox from a licensed and approved breeder. Otherwise it is considered an illegal pet even if it is legal to own them where you live.

What states can you own a big cat?

Current States Where Big Cats Are Legal (Whether All Big Cats or Only a Few)

  1. Indiana.
  2. North Carolina.
  3. Mississippi (small cats)
  4. Missouri (with a permit)
  5. Montana (bobcats and lynxes)
  6. Nevada.
  7. North Dakota.
  8. South Dakota.