Question: Are Bush Babies Legal In The US?

Can I have a bush baby as a pet?

Bush Babies

Either that, or they should have a human owner who can spend significant amounts of time with them.

Bushbabies should not to be confused with slow lorises, which are not readily available in the United States and for the most part, cannot be kept as a pet ethically.

What animals are illegal to own in the US?

Pets That Are Illegal to Keep in the U.S.

  • General laws about exotic pets. Baby exotic pets look cute, but they are illegal in many states.
  • Bats. You shouldn’t keep bats as exotic pets.
  • Big cats. Lions make very dangerous exotic pets.
  • Sugar gliders. Many states prohibit keeping sugar gliders as exotic pets.
  • Skunks.
  • Alligators.
  • Hedgehogs.
  • Slow lorises.

Some Notable States. Nevada has the loosest exotic pet laws, where some animals such as tigers, non-human primates, elephants, and wolves are legal to own without a permit. California also has strict exotic pet laws, which include ferrets, sugar gliders, and hedgehogs.

If I live in CA, can I own a bush baby (Galago)? Answer: Primates are illegal to own.

Do Bushbabies bite?

Their bite can prove deadly because it can cause anaphylactic shock in humans, killing them. Researchers think the new species, Nycticebus kayan, went undiscovered for so long because it is nocturnal. It is the only primate with a toxic bite.

Are bush babies aggressive?

Behaviour. The Lesser Bushbaby, known to scientists as Galago moholi, is a small, tree-dwelling primate active by night. They are capable of leaps of remarkable distance between trees. These belong to 3 functional groups, those being social contact, aggressive, defensive, and annunciatory behaviours.