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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

 

 

Not legal

California

Georgia

Hawaii

New York City

Pennsylvania

 

Legal but permit required

Arizona

Maine

New Jersey

 

Legal

Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Connecticut

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Illinois

Indiana

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York State (not legal in the 5 counties comprising New York City)

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

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