Here you need an exotic animal permit. And it used to be cheaper than a kennel license. And that was it. No requirements whatsoever. After someone's bear got loose and chewed on a neighbor lady. And another guy had his lion get loose here in Ohio, I think they did make a few more requirements, mostly on caging/pens.
Every now and again you here it is against the law to raise this or that, raccoons, skunks, etc. And vets will not usually treat them, but you do hear about it all the time.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.