From alpacas to kangaroos, here are the exotic pets that you can own in Colorado.

Animals truly are the best thing ever, it's amazing how they show us unconditional love. There are surprisingly lots of exotic animals that you're legally allowed to own here in Colorado.

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I'd love to be able to own a wallaroo, which is an adorable animal that looks like a kangaroo, but smaller. There are a lot of exotic animals you can have as pets, from hedgehogs to caiman, here are some of the exotic animals you can own in Colorado.


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You've probably seen an alpaca while driving up to the Grand Mesa from Grand Junction, I know I have.



Caiman are related to alligators and it's crazy, but yes, you can own a caiman in Colorado.




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Emus are the second-largest birds in the world and are legal to own in Colorado.

Red Kangaroo


Red kangaroos are straight up adorable and are the largest of all kangaroos. You can own your very own kangaroo in Colorado, it's completely legal.

Here are some more exotic pets that you can legally own in Colorado:

  • Donkey
  • Bison
  • Chickens
  • Chinchilla
  • Goats
  • Mink
  • Ostrich
  • Pigeons
  • Reindeer
  • Sheep
  • Turkeys
  • Yak
  • bullsnake
  • Possum
  • Sugar gliders
  • Wallaroo

There are limits and rules when it comes to owning these animals. See the full list of exotic pets that you can own in Colorado and the rules on owning them here.