Quick Answer: Which Exotic Pets Are Legal In India?

African grey parrots,macaws,love birds and palm cockatoos being the exotic ones.

TURTLES:Though all native species are banned but a few like the red eared slider and the green sliders are legal.

So, what animals are allowed to be kept as pets?

  • Dogs.
  • Cats.
  • Poultry.
  • Some variety of birds like pigeons, parrots, Budgerigars, finches.
  • Fishes reared in aquariums.
  • Horses.
  • Pigs.
  • Rabbits.

Can we keep Fox as PET in India?

Although foxes are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, but this protection is only to the Indian foxes alone. So, in a nutshell, you can have any fox except the Bengal fox ( which is a native fox) as a pet in India.

The pocket monkey is one of the world’s smallest primates. The illegal breeding and sale of pocket monkeys increased as owning them has become a status symbol for affluent families in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

According to the law,you can’t keep the animals which are native to India as domestic pets. Luckily sugar gliders aren’t native and are exotic so,yes it’s legal. Now where can you get them in India. There are sugar glider breeders/dealers in Delhi and Mumbai from what I’ve heard.

Can I pet a wolf in India?

You cannot. A wolf is a protected animal according to the law. Further, a wolf is not a dog and it will not become one.

Can we pet a wolf in India?

Says Jose Louies of the Wildlife Trust of India, “According to The Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, it is illegal to keep as pets any animal or bird that is found in the wild.” He adds, “So while Indian species are protected in the country, they are not protected anywhere else.

Is Parrot banned in India?

Caging any Indian bird is illegal as they are categorized under wild animals and are thus protected by the wildlife protection act. Only exotic and foreign birds don’t fall under this category. Parrots that are most commonly kept as pets include the Indian hanging parrot and the rose-ringed parakeet, he says.

Is Turtle banned in India?

It totally depends on the species of the turtle. Most native/Indian species of turtles are highly protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and hence it is illegal to own/have them as pets or otherwise. Remember, turtles are amphibians, meaning they live on land and water, both.

Can we pet elephant in India?

Who can own an elephant? There are more than 3,000 captive elephants in India and they’re not all in the temples of south India. Many are used to begging on roadsides across the country. The Wildlife Protection Act makes elephant trade illegal but captive elephants can be transferred from one owner to another.

Can I pet a deer in India?

What’s the procedure to adapt a baby deer in Tamil Nadu, India? You cannot adopt a deer. Deer is a wild animal protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is illegal to possess wild animals as pets or keep them in captivity.

Are pets common in India?

> Yes, it’s common to own a pet in India as Indian families are warm towards welcoming pet and this is the reason why pet population have grown up to much extent within last decade. The most popular pets in India are Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fishes, Guinea Pigs etc.

Which turtle is not banned in India?

Indian Soft/Flap-shelled Turtle (Lissemys punctata)

Although “Least Concern” Status holder, the L. punctata is not allowed to be kept as pet or traded.