We love pets, right?

Of course everyone does. Studies have shown that owning a pet melts the stress off of pretty much anyone with a furry companion, and it enhances quality of life as well.

Depending on who you are, any type of animal can be a pet, because as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

There are certain animals that a person can own as a pet with the right paperwork like bears and kangaroos.

JD Knight has a breakdown of all sorts of pets one can and can't have.

One thing he didn't touch on was an actual deer.

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Can you have a deer as a pet in Montana?

World Population Review did the research and dug up the facts on which places in The United States it's legal or illegal to own a deer as a best pet friend.


Legally able to have a deer as a pet is few and far between, as you can see Montana is NOT a state of which these wild animals are allowed to be kept as a pet.

As for the states that are allowed this privilege, according to World Population Review, states that places allowed to have deer as pets are apart of a grandfathered system. Meaning the only way for them to legally have a deer as a pet is for them to have captured it before 2012.

Other blue-colored states need permits to have them.

So, if you presently have a deer as a pet, might be a good idea to set it free or let it go free-range.


20 Exotic Pets You Can & Can't Have In Montana

Lions, tigers and bears oh my! What does Montana consider an exotic animal? Check our gallery for 20 crazy pets you can and can't own in the state.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.