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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.
AlabamaNoThere 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.
ArizonaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
ArkansasNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
CaliforniaYesThere is a statewide ban on owning ferrets in California.
ColoradoNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
ConnecticutNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
DelawareNoThere 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.
IllinoisNoThere 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.
IowaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
KansasNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
KentuckyNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
LouisianaNoThere 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.
MarylandNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MassachusettsNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MichiganNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MinnesotaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MississippiNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MissouriNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
MontanaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
NebraskaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
NevadaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New HampshireNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New JerseyNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New MexicoNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
New YorkNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
North CarolinaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
North DakotaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
OhioNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
OklahomaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
OregonNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
PennsylvaniaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
Rhode IslandNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
South CarolinaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
South DakotaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
TennesseeNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
TexasNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
UtahNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
VermontNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
VirginiaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
WashingtonNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
West VirginiaNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
WisconsinNoThere is no State law on owning ferrets but please check County/City laws.
WyomingNoThere 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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