we all have seen or at least heard of exotic pets examples of such are chimps tigers and crocodiles.
Currently, twenty states have what can be called "comprehensive bans." These bans typically classify wild cats, large non-domesticated carnivores, reptiles, and non-human primates as "dangerous animals" or otherwise prohibit private ownership of these species. These laws may outright ban the ownership of wild or exotic animals as pets or only allow those animals to be kept under certain licenses not including pet or private possession (for educational or scientific pourposes etc.). Thirteen states have partial bans on exotic pets, which means that these states ban specific, listed animals by statute, but not all non-traditional, non-domestic animals (for example, these states may allow ownership of small primates). Fourteen states permit private ownership of exotic animals under a licensure or permit scheme. People seeking licenses may have to register with the state, prove satisfactory conditions for the keeping of such animals, pay a fee, and maintain liability insurance. The remaining three states do not have a regulatory scheme that directly addresses or controls the private ownership of exotic pets, but may regulate some aspect of ownership. These states may require health certificates or import permits for such animals. (iowa is comprehensive
there are two groups of people the "normal people" with dogs cats and farm animals and the "exotics" with ferrets and HAMPSTERS and other odd animals
yes yes yes a dot gov site says that hampsters guenie pigs and other animals that a normal family in iowa can own an exotic animals
what do you think constitutes an exotic animal
if there is a boundry where do you think it lies
what animal speiceise would you ban to only the wild