No, in most areas it is illegal to own an ocelot. Because of the fact that an ocelot is a wild animal, it is not to be trusted around pets. The ocelot gets to be about 35 pounds and is very strong and wild. Check with your local Fish and Wildlife Office to find out if an ocelot can be owned in your area. If so, you must have a permit and special housing for safety. It is not recommended to have one as a pet.