Can you have a pet hedgehog in New York State?

Can you have a pet hedgehog in New York State?

Answer: Yes, you can own an axolotl in the state of New York. Question: Are hedgehogs legal as pets in New York State? Answer: Yes.

Why is it illegal to have a hedgehog as a pet?

There are at least 17 known species of hedgehogs. All species are restricted from possession as pets in California primarily because they can become pests where introduced into the wild where they don’t naturally occur. Permits are not issued to import or possess any wild animal for pet purposes.

What pets are illegal in New York City?

Illegal Pets in New York City

  • Wolf, fox, coyote, hyena, dingo, jackal, other undomesticated dogs.
  • Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, puma, panther, mountain lion, cheetah, cougar, bobcat, lynx, other undomesticated cats.
  • Ferret, weasel, mink, badger, wolverine, skunk, mongoose.
  • Squirrel, raccoon, bat.

Do you need a permit to own a hedgehog in New York?

Within New York City, the particular local legislation that governs making hedgehogs illegal is the New York City Public Health Code Title IV Part B Article 161.01 (b) (23). Apparently, like other states where hedgehogs are illegal, there is an underlying fear of them being a health safety risk.

Can you own a sloth in New York?

New York’s Exotic Animal Laws Many states have laws that specifically prohibit individuals from keeping certain exotic animals – including sloths – as pets in their households. New York is not one of those states. In New York, under NY AGRI & MKTS § 370, you’re only prohibited from owning wild animals.

How much does it cost to buy a hedgehog?

Typical costs: Hedgehogs range in price from $125-$250, depending on the hedgehog’s age, color, and temperament. Some breeders offer hedgehog starter kits for around $75 that include a cage, wheel, a hiding place, water bottle, feed bowl and food, and some shavings.

How expensive is owning a hedgehog?

The average cost to buy a hedgehog can run between $100 to $300. The cost will depend on the age of the hedgehog, how friendly they are, and their coloring. The cheapest hedgehogs will be either salt and pepper or cinnamon and “pinto” hedgies will be in the mid-price range.

Can hedgehogs be pets?

Hedgehogs can be a fun and low-maintenance pet for your household, but they do need some special care. They have sharp quills that can make handling difficult. Consistent and proper daily handling will help them relax and feel comfortable with you.

Can I own a platypus?

Platypus are difficult and expensive animals to keep in captivity, even for major zoos and research institutions. Sensibly, platypus cannot be legally kept as pets in Australia, nor are there currently any legal options for exporting them overseas.

Can hedgehogs bite?

Hedgehogs can bite you, but very rarely will that happen. They are strong enough to dig their teeth in to your flesh, however, they very rarely bite. I’ve only been bitten when I’ve woken up an adult hedgehog which was sleeping during the day.

Can u have a sloth as a pet?

Though some states do not require permission to keep sloths as pets, others mandate that you obtain a special permit. Sloths have adapted to a specific environment. A considerable amount of money would have to be spent to be able to recreate a comfortable and appropriate environment for a pet sloth.

Do hedgehogs stink?

Hedgehogs don’t have any scent glands like ferrets, skunks, or even cats! So when we’re clean, we don’t have any particular scent. Like any animal, if they aren’t kept clean, they begin to smell funky. If you keep our cage and bodies clean, a hedgehog should smell just fine!