Night Crawler, there most certainly are laws and I've been visited by Animal Control this year, sent by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, just to check that all animals were properly housed and had received veterinary care if needed. They could have confiscated all my animals and fined me if they weren't happy with conditions. They asked to see all of my permits and I could have been shut down if I didn't have them!
I have 3 vets who work with me and put $1,200 into just one iguana's care in 2002 even though the vets donate their services. Medical supplies and tests are expensive!
The Zombie Mama is here!