California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Restricted domestic 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

Table 4

Restricted Domestic Animals in California

These are examples of restricted species that include domesticated varieties that are not exempt under California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 671).

Monk (or Quaker) parakeet (D)
African hedgehog (also called African pygmy hedgehog) (D)
Mongolian gerbil (or clawed jird) (D)
Duprasi (or fat-tailed gerbil) (D)
Red fox (W)
European polecat (including the domestic ferret) (D)
Mink (D)
Fallow deer (D)
Elk (wapiti) (D)
Red deer (D)
Reindeer (D)
Gayal (D)
Eland (D)
  • Mammals listed to prevent the depletion of wild populations and to provide for animal welfare are termed "welfare animals", and are designated by the letter "W".
  • Those species listed because they pose a threat to native wildlife, the agriculture interests of the state or to public health or safety are termed "detrimental animals" and are designated by the letter "D".

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.