Is it Legal to have a Caracal Cat as a Pet?

Have you heard about the Caracal Cat pet? If it doesn’t sound familiar, if you see this cat on a photo, you would remember seeing it somewhere. Probably on the Internet, because it’s a really popular cat breed.

The Caracal cats fit in the category big cats and in some countries they are illegal. caracal cat pet

Do you know some Caracal facts? Well, let me tell you more about them. Its origin is from the deserts and savannahs  of Africa, Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. The name Caracal means “a black ear” and it comes from the Turkish word “karakalak“. The Caracal cats are actually wild, but can be domesticated. Caracal cat pet is actually a very playful and friendly cat.

caracal cat pet

However, in some places having this cat as a pet is illegal. So, let’s start with the USA – not every state has the same regulation. In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Indiana, Missouri, Maine and Pennsylvania you can get a licence to own the Caracal Cat. This means that in all other states it is illegal to have them as pets.

Having in mind that the Caracal cat is a big cat, the regulations for owning a big cats apply in the rest of the countries in the world.

So, check the regulations in your country and find out if you can have a Caracal Cat pet. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of beautiful caracals.

caracal cat pet

caracal cat pet

caracal cat pet

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