Alaska bans exotic pets such as monkeys and sloths

Posted on February 5, 2010 under Pet News (General)

Monkeys are still considered too exotic to have as petsAlthough dogs and cats are the typical choice when it comes to household pets, the Alaska Board of Game recently passed a law that will allow some wild animals, such as certain wild cats, to be kept as pets.

However, other animals such as chimpanzees, finches and sloths were taken off the list, according to The Washington Post. The board explains they’re trying to keep their own wildlife intact, and not disrupt the environment with other animals that do not usually live in the area.

Hybrid cats were added to the list, as many people do not consider them to be wild animals, but rather household pets.

"They are such a neat breed of cat," Michelle Schwoch, who breeds Savannah cats, told the news provider. "They will go for walks, and play fetch and love toys. Not only are they cool-looking but they are nice, sweet cats that really bond with their owners."

No matter what kind of animal you have for a pet, it’s always important to treat them with proper pet care to ensure they’re happy and healthy.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19601478-ADNFCR

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