Surprising Exotic Animals That You Can Legally Own In New Jersey
Do you own a pet? What kind?
Most people would say a dog....or a cat....or maybe a bunny rabbit.
But did you know the list of animals -- both exotic and nongame -- you can legally own as a pet in the state of New Jersey is a lot longer than one would expect?
So, I decided to put together a list!
I did some digging and found this list at PetHelpful.com as reference for starters.
I then also found the official rules and regulations regarding this topic at State.NJ.US which has a much more extensive list of animals you can legally own in New Jersey.
So yes, you have the green light for all of the animals shown below some require a permit and some don't.
Also just be aware that not all animals on that list are shown here so for any additional questions, go to State.NJ.US.
I have to say, some of these just don't make sense. Threatening species can be owned without regulation while teeny tiny mammals must be logged and given a permit. I don't get it.
But anyways....take a look and let's play a game.
If you had to...IF YOU HAD TO own one of the animals on this list, which would you choose and why?
Let's take a look.
10 Exotic Animals That Are Legal To Own In New Jersey
If I had to choose for myself? A Kangaroo. Just think of the money I would save on gas by jumping in my kangaroo's pouch to bounce to and from work everyday.
I wonder if he would be able to jump over traffic?
But now, how about we take a look at animals you CAN'T own in New Jersey.
Is it just me or does it make you want to own them that much more? LOL!
Let's take a look: