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Can I keep a deer as a pet in Canada?
By law, you generally cannot keep wild animals captive — or release them into the wild — in Ontario. Some exceptions exist — but are regulated under provincial laws.
Is it illegal to have deer as a pet?
It is illegal in the state of California to have a deer as a pet. As the Cervantes family watched from afar, neighbors stood on their property, protesting.
Is it legal to have a pet deer in Alberta?
Do I need a permit to keep wildlife as a pet? Most wildlife requires a zoo or research permit to possess live. A small number of Alberta wildlife species that are classified as non-licence animals under the provincial Wildlife Act can be kept as a pet without a permit.
Can you legally own a raven?
In 1916, the Migratory Bird Act was passed, stating that it is illegal to own ravens and crows at a federal level. In the United States, if you are not a wildlife facilitator, you cannot legally own a raven, so you can see that they do not make a good pet from a law enforcement standpoint.
Why can’t you keep a deer as a pet?
For one thing, even if you don’t live in one of the many states where a deer is deemed an illegal pet, deer are wild animals at heart, meaning you cannot expect to truly domesticate them. Captive deer increases their risk of diseases, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal neurological disease found in deer species.
What pets are legal in Toronto?
- Coyotes, wolves, foxes, hybrid wolf dogs.
- Bats such as fruit bats, myotis, flying foxes – and other Chiroptera.
- Anteaters, sloths, armadillos – and other Edentates.
- Tigers, leopards, cougars – and other Felidae except domestic cats.
- Hyenas – and other Hyaenidae.
- Kangaroos, opossums, wallabies – and other Marsupials.
Can you own a penguin in Canada?
Penguins are considered exotic animals. Now, that doesn’t necessarily make them illegal to own. Bearded dragons and hedgehogs are even considered to be exotic animals, but you can keep them without any permits or special paperwork. However, penguins are not one of these species.