Potentially dangerous wild animals: BANNED except for municipal parks, AZA or ZAA zoos and nature centers, museums, and research facilities.
Potentially Dangerous Wild Animals:
Exempts primates under 35 pounds possessed prior to October 1, 2003. (As amended 7/8/2009)
(Connecticut Statutes Ch. 490 Sec. 26-40a-f)
BANS wild animals not considered domestic except as otherwise specified:
There are special limitations for the exhibitor and museum and nature center exemptions.
For full animal lists, click Here. (2012)
Skunks and raccoons: BANS except for zoos, nature centers, museums, and laboratory and research facilities. (Connecticut Statutes Ch. 490 Sec. 26-40)
Wild birds or quadrupeds: Require a game breeder’s permit for pets or sale except one of these: ducks, geese, swans, quail, partridge, certain pheasants, ruffed grouse, nondomestic turkeys, sika and white tail deer, raccoon, otter, beaver, and wild rabbits and hares. (Connecticut Statutes Ch. 490 Sec. 26-54)
Herp: Owners of bog turtles must provide certain information to the department and note any changes within 20 days (26-78-2). BANS wood turtles but allows 3 marbled salamanders, 3 spotted salamanders, 1 Eastern bog turtle, 1Eastern hognose snake, and 1 Eastern ribbon snake (26-55-3). Turtle sales are regulated by the Health Code.
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Odd Years: Jan (Wed after 1st Mon)
Even Years: Feb (Wed after 1st Mon)
Odd Years: Jun (Wed after 1st Mon)
Even Years: May (Wed after 1st Mon)
During Session: 15 days
After Session: 15 days
Pocket Veto: No
Connecticut Statutes Ch 16 Sec 2-32