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Established populations of escaped pets/ornamental animals
|Introduction||Table of Content||Ferret Bibliography||Population Estimates|
|Ferret Survey||Biology and Uses||Ferret in the Wild||World Distribution|
|California's Concerns||Native Carnivores||Other Mustelidae||Tables|
Species that were imported mainly for pet keeping, private menageries, or park/ornamental use and that subsequently formed breeding populations in the wild in California following escape or release*
|African clawed frog||Mute swan|
|Snapping turtle||Ringed turtle-dove (formerly)|
|Painted turtle||Spotted dove|
|Diamond-backed water snake||Rose-ringed parakeet|
|Mammals||Monk parakeet (eradicated)|
|House cat||Red-crowned parrot|
|Eastern gray squirrel||Lilac-crowned parrot|
|Fox squirrel||Yellow-headed parrot|
|Burchell's zebra||Blue-crowned parakeet|
|Fallow deer||Black-hooded parakeet|
|Axis deer||Red-masked parakeet|
|Himalayan tahr||Yellow-chevroned parakeet|
|Northern red bishop|
*This list excludes species that breed in the wild only occasionally (e.g., budgerigars).
Table 1. Relative sizes of carnivores.
Table 2. Established species of non-native mammals in California.
Table 3. Established populations of escaped pets/ornamental animals.
Table 4. Restricted domestic animals.
Table 5. Restricted and exempted domestic animals.
Table 6. Illegal pets in California.