8 Banned Pets In The Quad Cities
We all love our furry best friends, sadly not all animals are meant to be our friends, or at least that's what Quad Cities officials tell us...Sadly they are probably right, these animals are best kept in zoos and in the wild. Still, I can't help but think about what it would be like to have one of these animals for myself.
Funny story my family actually did have one of these animals as a pet. Number 3 in fact. the picture in this post was of our best little buddy "Fuzz Fast." When we found out we were breaking the law after saving him, we gave him over to professionals.
Iowa is pretty straightforward with its exotic pet laws. You cannot possess, own, or breed any dangerous wild animal. The law defines exotics as non-domestic cats and dogs, bears, primates, numerous reptiles, and more. Wolf-dog hybrids and certain cat hybrids are allowed. A permit is required for falconry and keeping raptors.
Dangerous animals are not allowed to be kept as pets unless you are a zoo, licensed circus, or other acceptable organization. Dangerous animals include large cats, coyotes, wolves, bears, and poisonous reptiles. Primates are not allowed as pets unless they were in possession before 2011 and already registered. You can get an exception for a capuchin monkey support animal with a permit. There are no restrictions on other exotic species.
Illegal Pets In The Quad Cities
There are plenty of other animals you can't have, from lions, elephants, Tigers, great white sharks, and many other smaller ones as well. These guys made the list because a large number of people try to own those 8!
While you may be able to find some crazy way to own one of these animals, it may be best to get a dog or cat. At the end of the day that also seems like way less work! It's also important to remember that these pets are not allowed for a reason, it is for our safety no matter how sure you are about your wolf handling skills.