Questions & Answers: Pets

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A: No; there are disease concerns with raccoons (rabies) so individuals cannot own a raccoon, fox, or skunk as a pet.   Idaho Code Section 25-236 prohibits individuals from possessing raccoon/fox/skunk, and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture enforces this law.  Public parks, zoos, museums and ...
8/1/14
A: No; because of disease concerns (rabies), Idaho law prohibits individuals from keeping a raccoon/fox/skunk as a personal pet.  Idaho Code Section 25-236 prohibits individuals from possessing raccoon/fox/skunk, and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture enforces this law.  Public parks, zoos, ...
3/1/14
A: Breeding box turtles in Idaho would not require much in the way of permits.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game would require a commercial wildlife permit to sell the animals, and the US Dept of Agriculture would require a permit if your sales were large.  Both the Idaho Dept of Fish and Game and ...
1/3/14