Will Ferrets Be Legal In California??

For California residents 21 and over, weed is finally legal.

But try having a ferret as a pet, and you could be charged with a misdemeanor, up to six months in jail or $1,000 in fines.

In 2017, the state Fish and Game Commission rejected a petition to permit vaccinated ferrets as pets.

Does Petco sell ferrets in California?

Even so, Californians who really want ferrets have little trouble finding them, because they are sold as pets in other states. The Petco chain offers ferret food and supplies in California despite the ban, though it does not sell the animals themselves.

Do you need a license to own a ferret?

City, county, state, or military regulations can all dictate whether or not it is legal for you to own, breed, or sell a ferret where you live. Depending on where you live, you may need a license or permit for your ferret. The costs for this can range from free to $15 or more.

Are ferrets illegal?

Ferrets are legal in 48 of the United States. The two states that have declared ferrets illegal in the entire state are California and Hawaii. In general, local laws (such as city or county) can choose to follow state guidelines, or can provide a stricter law, but cannot relax a law to be softer than a state law.

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