In Texas, or the United States for that matter, is it legal to keep a meerkat as a pet?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Texas Health & Safety Code chapter 822 says that you have to obtain a LICENSE if you want to keep DANGEROUS wild animals such as lions, tigers, ocelots, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, bobcats, lynxes, cervals, caracals, hyenas, bears, coyotes, jackals, baboons, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, or any hybrids of these animals. A meerkat isn't considered a dangerous animal.
A meerkat probably won't make a good pet.
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