Selling ornamental birds, such as parrots and colorful birds

Question 9: I would like to ask your Eminence about the ruling on trading in and possessing animals and birds for the purpose of having a hobby or for decorative purposes. 

These include for example:

1- Decorative birds such as parrots and other colorful birds

2- Reptiles such as snakes and lizards

3- Predators such as wolves, lions, foxes, and so on. 

These animals and birds are possessed either for their beauty or for their fur.It should be noted that they are very expensive and will be kept behind bars, but dealing in them is very profitable.

Answer: First, selling decorative birds like parrots, colorful birds and nightingales for their voices is permissible because looking at and listening to them is permissible… read more here.