Rabbits, pigs and chickens

Last updated April 19, 2024

Are you allowed to keep these animals in Montréal? Learn more about city by-laws concerning these 3 types of animals.


Rabbits are permitted in Montreal. However, you must have your rabbit spayed or neutered if he or she is more than 6 months old, and you must comply with the limit on the number of pets per dwelling.


Keeping egg-laying hens is prohibited in Montréal. Only certain boroughs allow it as part of pilot projects.


Pigs are prohibited in Montréal. Only people who already had a pig before the summer of 2018, got the required license and renewed it annually may keep their pig.

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