A number of exotic animals are illegal to own in Canada and can vary from province to province.
Looking for an animal companion that’s a bit more outside of the mainstream compared to cats, dogs and goldfish? There are certain animals that should not be considered when looking for a pet due to animal welfare and cruelty, environmental impact and public health and safety.
It’s important to do your research and learn what’s allowed before bringing home any pet. With this in mind, here are some exotic animals that may be illegal to own in your province or city in Canada.