animals you can't legally own as pets in the US

Although not all countries have outright banned certain animals, several do not allow certain types of pets in the United States. 

State regulations, on the other hand, tend to differ.  

On the other hand, there are a lot of other reasons an animal would not be allowed as a pet. 

States usually have different rules. 

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If you want a squirrel or tiger as a sidekick like a Disney princess, you may have to settle for a dog or cat. 

Large or hazardous creatures like bears, big cats, and venomous snakes and spiders are banned most.  

Some animals are banned from being pets in cities due to space constraints, some carry diseases like Salmonella or Ringworm, while others don't thrive in specific states