Forget About Owning These Pets in Michigan
Just so you know, you're cheetah is not welcomed here.
Believe it or not, there are individuals that just can't find satisfaction as a pet owner with just a dog or cat. Even hamsters and bunnies seem a little too boring and lack the exotic thrill some pet owner seeks. Well, hold your horses, ( horses are ok to own in Michigan by the way), before you go purchasing some unique animal to call your own. Michigan is pretty particular and has banned a few animals for private ownership.
Stacker, powered by MSN, compiled a list of banned pets in every state, and Michigan isn't a big cat lover by the look of things. Michigan has banned owning tigers, leopards, cheetahs, lions, cougars, and bears as pets.
They have also banned owning a wolf-hybrid, but there are some exceptions. The mitten state has in place several provisions for the regulation of wolf-dogs. This was done in memory of Angie Nickerson, a 5-year-old who was killed by the animal in 1989. Angie's mother advocated for the passage of legislation to prevent future deaths by wolf-dogs and other potentially dangerous animals.
If you want to find a happy medium and go with something a little more tame, animals not classified as large carnivores or wolf-hybrid, such as monkeys, skunk, emu, alpaca, and llama are ok, but will require a permit.
You can find information on Michigan's guidelines and restrictions as well as licensing by clicking here.
You can check out the banned pets in every state here.
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