Yes, You Can Have a Bear or a Tiger as a Pet in Idaho
Here's one of those weird things that people wonder about. Would it be possible to have a bear and/or a tiger as a pet? In Idaho, the answer to that is maybe.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should
Business Insider decided to ask the exotic pet question. In what states can you own a bear, tiger or monkey? I can proudly tell you that Idaho is a yes on all of those, although there is a bit of a catch. Idaho requires that you get a permit first. Leave it to the Gem State to require that you have a card in your pocket that says you're good with having a bear sitting in your lap.
You might want to be careful the next time you visit your friends in Nevada. They can have monkeys, bears, tigers and probably dinosaurs without any kind of permit or questions asked, according to Business Insider. Thank you, Siegfried and Roy.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. The website Quora mentioned that while bears can be get used to you being around, it doesn't mean they won't attack and/or eat you just because they're in a bad mood.
The Spruce mentions bears, tigers and monkeys as the worst possible pet you could own. Considering the fact that a full-grown bear can weigh over 1,500 pounds, they can kill you by accident due to the incredible power in their paws.
But, if you can get past the fact that there is the possibility of being eaten, what exotic pet would you want?
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