9 Exotic Pets You Can't Legally Own In India

27/FEBRUARY /2024

Tigers, Lions, Leopards 

India's iconic big cats are critically endangered. These majestic creatures, symbolic of the country's rich biodiversity, are facing threats to their survival and stringent measures are in place to ensure their preservation.

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Elephants, often described as majestic creatures, necessitate large open spaces for their survival. 

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Monkeys and Apes 

Several primate species are facing the threat of extinction. Their intricate social requirements cannot be met in a domestic environment.

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Rhinos, emblematic of endurance against rampant poaching, rightfully belong in their unspoiled habitats.

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Parrots (Foreign breeds) 

Numerous foreign parrot species are prohibited from being kept due to trade restrictions and worries over the illicit smuggling of  exotic birds.

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Other Exotic Birds 

Macaws, Cockatoos, and Toucans are among the bird species that require specialized care, making them unsuitable for most households.

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Large Snake

Large constrictors such as pythons and boas are considered a safety risk  and necessitate  expert handling.

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Turtles and Tortoises 

Many species are protected as they face threats of illegal trade for food and the  pet market

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Venomous  Reptiles 

Snakes, lizards and other venomous animals pose a significant health threat.

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