In some states Sugar Gliders are not legal to own as pets. It is
important that you check with your state, and local authorities to see
if if they are legal in your area. Even if they are legal in your state,
you still must check county and city laws to ensure they are legal to
own in your area. Sugar gliders are covered under the Animal Welfare Act
as exotic animals as defined under Part 1.1 of Animal Care's
Regulations. Therefore, anyone dealing, breeding, exhibiting,
transporting, or researching one or more of these animals may be subject
to the Animal Welfare Act. To determine if you should be licensed or
registered please visit the
Current States and Areas Known to be illegal:
Pennsylvania (PA is not issuing or
renewing required permits to own sugar gliders. PA law
REQUIRES permits to own a sugar glider legally.
Without a permit you may NOT own a sugar glider in the
state, therefore ALL sugar gliders are illegal inside
Newly "Sugar Glider Friendly" States!
Georgia- Sugar gliders are legal own as pets if the
owner has valid documentation that the glider came from
a USDA licensed breeder/broker.