Uncommon Pets and Legal Boundaries .A pet can make a great companion. For some people the choice of a pet is not among the most popular animals. They like to get exotic specimens and treat them like dogs.
Most animals adapt to the comfort of living in a home where humans fulfill all their needs. Some species even have sociable characters that suit perfectly with human interaction.
However, there are some legal boundaries for certain species. Next we will talk about some uncommon pets and the legal boundaries you must consider if you want to get an exotic companion.
Favorite Uncommon Pets
The list of uncommon pets is as long as there are animals in the world. But, there are some favorite uncommon pets on the list. They include wild cats, reptiles, primates, rare insects, and rodents. Marsupials are also popular, but rare due to their scarcity.
Is it legal to own a particular exotic animal? The answer to this question changes depending on where you live. In most countries there are specific laws that protect animals in general.
Some places have legal boundaries to keep specific species as pets. Other countries, like the United States, have regional laws. Each estate has set specific restrictions to the possession of certain animals.
Some laws are specific to having animals as pets, while others talk about withholding an animal. If you are having an animal that is on the list of restrictions, you need a special permission. Even if you are just helping a wild animal, you need an appropriate license. Otherwise, you may face law suits, fines and at some places even jail time.
Some Places with Restrictions
The United States has a long list of restrictions that changes depending on the state. Holland banned any exotic animals as pets.
Australia is more specific, talking about non-human primates’ restrictions. Italy banned the captivity of wild animals, with an extensive but not all inclusive list.
Since the law in Italy is relatively recent, people who had an exotic animal before October of 1999 may keep it.
The United Arab Emirates is one of the hardest countries when it comes to big cat pets. They have set a restriction with a very high fine or even jail time as a punishment.