Question: Which Pets Are Illegal In India?

Here are a few pets banned in India.

  • Birds. Keeping birds in captivity is cruel – but a lot of us believe a bird is a hassle-free pet to have.
  • Tortoise and turtles. Some species of tortoise and turtles are not legal to own in India.
  • Sea world.
  • Snakes.
  • Monkeys.

Cats, Dogs, Camels, Goat, Sheep, Buffaloes, Cows, Horses, Ponies, Pigs, Red-eared Sliders, Ornamental Fish reared in aquariums, Asses reared domestically and Rabbits are legally accepted pets.

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.

The red footed tortoise is a native of South America and is a legal pet in India. But due to the endangerment of this species, it’s again come under the radar of the wild life conservation authorities. Breeding of yet some other species is illegal, but ownership and import of these species is legal.

Is keeping rabbits illegal in India?

Keeping a white rabbit as pet in India is legal while keeping a wild rabbit as pet is illegal. Just like white pet pegions and wild pegions. You can see the farming of pet rabbits for fur and meat in india but not the farming of wild rabbits. It is perfectly legal to have rabbits as pets.

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.