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In Which Of The US States Are Ferrets Illegal?

A photo of a ferret resting in a basket

Owning ferrets can be a really enjoyable experience. When I was younger we owned three ferrets named Barney, Bleep and Booster and I remember spending hours upon hours playing with them.

They seemed so adorable and loved snuggling up on me.

So it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that ferrets are actually illegal in some parts of the USA.

With that in mind I decided to do some heavy research to find out which of the US states ferrets are illegal in. Once I found out this data I though it would be a good idea to publish it in an easy to read table for you lot, to make life easier!

You will find the table below and it will let you know if ferrets are illegal in your US State.

Are ferrets illegal in the USA?

So below is a table that gives the answer and then some detail about each US state law. But here is the quick answer for anyone who is not looking for a particular state.

So are ferrets illegal in the USA? Currently there are only 2 of the 50 US states where ferrets are illegal. However it is always worth checking at local level if there are any County or City laws governing the keeping of ferrets as pets.

Below is the table showing State laws on the ownership of ferrets.

Which US states are ferrets illegal in.

This table has all 50 US states in alphabetical order and tells you if ferrets are illegal in that state.
US State.Are ferrets illegal in this state?Extra notes.
Alabama NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
AlaskaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Arizona NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Arkansas NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
California YesThere is a statewide ban on owning ferrets in California.
Colorado NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Connecticut NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Delaware NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
FloridaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
GeorgiaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
HawaiiYesThere is a statewide ban on owning ferrets in Hawaii.
IdahoNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Illinois NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
IndianaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Iowa NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Kansas NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Kentucky NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Louisiana NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MaineNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Maryland NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Massachusetts NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Michigan NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Minnesota NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Mississippi NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Missouri NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Montana NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Nebraska NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Nevada NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New Hampshire NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New Jersey NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New Mexico NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New York NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
North Carolina NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
North Dakota NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Ohio NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Oklahoma NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Oregon NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Pennsylvania NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Rhode Island NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
South Carolina NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
South Dakota NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Tennessee NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Texas NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Utah NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Vermont NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Virginia NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Washington NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
West Virginia NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Wisconsin NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Wyoming NoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.

The above table is made up from my own research into the laws of owning ferrets in the USA.

It is not intended to be used as legal advice and as such cannot be used as legal advice. If you are unsure you should make further enquiries. Super Crazy Pets and it’s owner cannot be held liable for any mistakes made in this table. However we will try to keep it constantly updated.

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