Where are hedgehogs legal to keep as pets?
Under exotic and wild animal laws in the United States, hedgehogs are listed as illegal to keep as pets in some areas.
As of this writing, here is a list of legal and illegal states in the US. You may also have state or local regulations that you must comply with and it is your responsibility to find out what any requirements are in your area. Laws change quite frequently. We will try to keep this list updated but if you have additions or changes, please notify me at Connecticut Hedgehogs
New York City
Legal but permit required
New York State (not legal in the 5 counties comprising New York City)
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