When considering getting a pet that is not a dog or a cat, a responsible first step is to become familiar with both your provincial and local regulations.

As a residents of Saskatchewan we need to follow the Captive Wildlife Regulations, 2021 for any exotic animals we keep, breed, acquire, sell, trade, or give away.

Saskatchewan Captive Wildlife Regulations, 2021

Saskatchewan Fish and Wildlife has an easy to access website with list for both Allowed Species (those animals we can acquire, keep, breed, sell, trade, or give away within Saskatchewan without permits, permission, or notification) and Restricted Species (those animals that we are not allowed to acquire, keep, breed, sell, trade or give away in any circumstances within Saskatchewan).

Allowed Species List