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What Exotic Pets are legal in Washington State?

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What Exotic Pets are legal in Washington State?

Postby catlover1019 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 am

I live in Washington state, and I'm interested in exotics. I know of 2 sets of laws against exotic pets in Washington? One bans larger "dangerous wild animals" and one bans a lot of native wildlife. There seems to be a considerable gap there for smaller (non-native) exotics. In fact, I can't find any laws regulating them at all. I'm wondering if anyonw knows the specifcs of what is allowed in Washington, and if there are any hoops to jump through. I know that fennecs are probably banned under the native wildlife ban because they are "foxes" even though the law probably wasn't meant to apply to them. I'm only talking mammals here. I have no interest in reptiles or birds, but it does seem like reptile people may have even more problems than mammal people here.

EDIT: Interestingly, I've noticed that the "dangerous wild animals" law lists cougars, but it specifies captive-bred cougars. The other law doesn't mention them at all. Unless there are other laws that I'm not aware of, this would make wild-caught cougars legal. Not that I'm even close to ready for a cougar, or even really considering it for the future, it is interesting, though. I guess there could also be a federal law on cougars making it unnecessary to specify them in a state law.

EDIT 2: Also, I'm aware the "law" about native wildlife is a WAC not an RCW, so it's not technically a law. I think this is mostly a technicaliy, though.
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Re: What Exotic Pets are legal in Washington State?

Postby catlover1019 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:04 am

I guess I can't edit the original post anymore. I do have something more to add, though. Here's the 2 laws that I'm aware of: http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=16.30 "Dangerous Wild Animals" law.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx ... 46-100-197 The health code section on rabies. Section 5 bans petty much everything to do with native carnivorans (and bats), besides killing them. Killing them is of course, okay, but caring for them is dangerous and illigal, appearently.

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