You'd be surprised what kind of wild animals people try to have as pets throughout the United States. Every state has certain laws when it comes to owning exotic animals. Some states require owners to get permits for certain animals and some state has no specific requirements for having wild animals as pets.
But many states are serious about their rules outlawing specific exotic animals, leading to fees or criminal charges for illegally owning exotic pets that are banned.
California has some interesting rules when it comes to exotic animal ownership.
According to MSN, wolverines, bighorn sheep, and falcons are banned in the state of California. Hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and ferrets, are also restricted from private posession.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says that non-native species as pets is prohibited in the state for several reasons.
"To protect public health and safety, agriculture, wildlife, and natural recources, California's restrictions apply to many kinds of wild and domestic animals that are legal pets elsewhere, including hedgehogs, gerbils, degus, prairie dogs, sugar gliders, fur-rach foxes, monkeys, and Quaker parakeets," reads the Department of Fish and Wildlife's website.
You can find out which pets are banned in every state here.
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