Even though more than half of the country consists of pet owners, many of these owners may not know that their pets are really illegal in their state! Some pets that are perfectly legal in some states are outlawed in others.
Take ferrets, for example. You may love them and be able to adopt them without a hitch in the midwest, but did you know that they are banned in New York City? Ferrets are also outlawed in Hawaii, Washington DC and California. Both California and Hawaii don't allow hamsters or gerbils, either, which seems so sad to people who love these furry pocket pets.
From birds to snakes, types of cats to even hermit crabs, your pet may be on the banned list. Do you keep a banned pet in your state?
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