Not only does owning a pet make you smarter, stronger, and more resistant to stress, they can also help you live longer. What’s better than that? If you have the time, energy, and money to care for a new family member, there are so many different pets to choose from. However, some states have very strict laws restricting what types of animals can be legally owned. Is your beloved pet legal in your state but not in another? Find out the dumbest law in every state.
Hedgehogs might be adorable and playful, but New York City, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Douglas County, Nebraska, don’t allow them to be kept as pets. If released into the wild, they’re capable of creating their own population, according to Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and host of Wild Countdown. Hanna also mentions that their quills can become sharp when they’re feeling threatened, which can be painful to humans and other animals. Despite this, hedgehogs still remain popular pets in other parts of the country.