Legalization

Australia

Illegal:

  • Queensland
  • Northern Territory

Legal:

  • ACT (license required)

Brazil

  • Allowed, only if microchipped and sterilized.

Japan

  • No restrictions, unless in the Hokkaido prefecture where ferrets must be registered.

New Zealand

  • Illegal to sell, breed and distribute.

United States

Illegal in these locations:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • New York City
  • Washington, DC

Legal:

  • Legal in all other states not listed above.
  • Rhode Island (permit required)
  • Wisconsin (varies by municipality)

States that Require Permits for Breeding:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois