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Legality of Monitor Lizards in New York

Can You Own a Monitor Lizard in New York State?

New York State has specific laws governing the ownership of exotic animals including large reptiles like Monitor lizards.  These laws allow, restrict, or prohibit the ownership of certain species of animals. The Department of Conservation (DEC) regulates most exotic animals. Many species of monitor lizards are illegal to own as pets in New York, particurarly those that are very large in size. Restricted Species Citing regulations from the aformentioned Department of… Read More »Can You Own a Monitor Lizard in New York State?