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Old November 23rd, 2017, 01:43 AM
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[IL] looking to get me an exotic pet.

So i have a list of various animals i like, but i would like to know what of my list is legal to own in the state of IL. and which ones i'd have to have a permit/enclosure for when they are outside [I do have a stone walled fence for my backyard. Any furry animals i have that can climb will be indoors then taken outside on a leash.

1:mountain lion [ I used to play with one during my childhood when i lived out far from the cities. i loved it]
2: Wolf [purebred also i love wolves. ]
3:Fisher Cat [might be the closest chance for me to have sumthin i can name TAZ since its related to wolverines.]
4:The mini kangaroo looking animal
5:bobcat [ if i cant have a mountain lion, this is my hope]
6:A monkey. [if legal i will obtain 2 and teach them to use squirt guns.. I personally dont own any actual guns so no chance of a planet of apes scenrio.]
7: Alligator [ possibly the cheapest thing i can obtain, if they are still sold in reptile shows for 25.00s. ]
8: Coyote
9: Any breed of bear [ i know they require permits, but dont know if with said permit im able to keep one in IL. ]
10 :Hoatzin [ I learned about it's existence a ways back and was like "o.O its a living breathing mythical animal"]


thats the animals i can think from the top of my head..
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:47 AM
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Is all I can say !
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:51 AM
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Have you any prior experience taking care of an animal? Forgive me, but you don't really sound serious about it since you've not even contacted the authorities about what exotics might be allowed.

If you're serious about this, your best bet is to contact your state's Dept of Natural Resources. Any and all of these animals require specialized care and licenses and various local permits, and most probably can't be sold legally. You'll need to do tons of research--like where will you get the training required to care for the animal's needs and be safe about it. You'll need to have a hefty bank account since purchasing and maintaining exotics is pretty expensive. You'll need to find a vet who can handle the needs of an exotic. You'll need to check federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances. I doubt that any of the animals listed would be okay on a leash and walking in public.

Exotics really aren't a good idea for a pet.
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 07:32 PM
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I agree with hazel 110 % ! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animal...nt-a-pet-wolf/ The OP should read this .

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