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    Re: Illegal Animals In Your State

    Quote Originally Posted by mainbutter View Post
    As far as I know there are zero state regulations in Minnesota regarding regulation of pet reptiles.

    Hots, crocodilians, giant constrictors, and everything else are good to go.

    Many cities and towns however have restrictions in place. I know that Northfield (the town where I went to college) specifically restricts venomous reptiles.

    I don't know much about other exotic pets in Minnesota, but I believe that there are regulations that specifically mention native wild animals (wolves, raccoons, skunks, porcupines, etc). However I don't know what those regulations say.
    Actually you need permits to own species of special concern. I know for sure you need state permits to own blandings turtles, I believe that timber rattlers are on that list as well. But for the most part animal regulations are included in the ordinance of local municipalities

    { lol, I just answered a two+ year old thread. You got me...}
    Last edited by MarkS; 01-14-2013 at 11:52 PM.

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    VA is one of the more restrictive states when it comes to pets...honestly though I personally think that the entire US state by state BS about pets is overly restrictive....I feel like half the time laws are made just to make laws and have the government be able to point and say "Look I was productive during our session".

    Some of the laws I do agree with....and a few very specific ones I think should be federal and not state by state...just my 2 cents

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    Texas lists lynxes, bobcats, and servals as "Dangerous Wild Animals" and the licenses and requirements to own them are outrageous and impossible. What's worst is that all Savannah cats, because they're decedents of servals, are considered "Dangerous Wild Animals" as well, regardless if they are F4's or F32's. Again, extremely stupid. The only cats you can really keep here are domestics and Bengals.

    Freshwater stingray are banned too, I believe.

    Reptiles are good to go though. I'm not aware of crocodilians requiring permits or whatnot, and the only snakes that are regulated- under a rather cheap annual permit- are the African Rocks, Burms, Indians, Retics, and Green Anacondas, as well as nonnative venomous snakes. The permit requires $20 and $60 if you want to sell them as well. They must be renewed annually.

    There's a lot of confusion as to the legality of fennec foxes though, thanks to the poor wording of the law. It depends on who is interpreting the law and how they interpret it.

    Now, I'm not aware of all the local laws, however.

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    Re: Illegal Animals In Your State

    Since I'm no longer a n00b and actually know our laws now.

    Illegal reptiles:
    Alberta reptile laws originally from the Government of Alberta website.

    Part 3
    Reptiles (Class Reptilia)

    1. SNAPPING TURTLES (Family Chelydridae)
    Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina
    Alligator Snapping Turtle Macroclemys temmincki
    2. FRESHWATER TURTLES (Family Emydidae)
    Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii
    European Pond Turtle Emys orbicularis
    Map Turtles Genus Graptemys
    3. MUD TURTLES (Family Kinosternidae)
    Mud Turtles Genus Kinosternon
    4. SOFT-SHELLED TURTLES (Family Trionychidae)
    Soft-shelled Turtles Genus Trionyx
    5. ALL ALLIGATORS AND CAIMANS
    (Family Alligatoridae)
    Alligators Genus Alligator
    Spectacled Caimans Genus Caiman
    Black Caiman Melanosuchus niger
    Smooth-fronted Caimans Genus Paleosuchus
    6. ALL CROCODILES (Family Crocodylidae)
    Crocodiles Genus Crocodylus
    African Dwarf Crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis
    Sunda Crocodile
    (False Gavial) Tomistoma schlegeli
    7. ALL GAVIALS (Family Gavialidae)
    Gavial or Gharial Gavialis gangeticus
    8. ALL BEADED LIZARDS (Family Helodermatidae)
    Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum
    Mexican Beaded Lizard Heloderma horridum
    9. LIZARDS (Family Lacertidae)
    Viviparous Lizard Lacerta vivipara
    10. MONITORS (Family Varanidae)
    Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis
    Perentie Monitor Varanum giganteus
    Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis
    Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus
    Crocodile Monitor Varanus salvadorii
    Water (Lace) Monitor Varanus salvator
    Variegated Monitor Varanus varius
    11. LARGE SNAKES (Family Boidae)
    Amethystine Python Python (Morelia)
    amethystinus
    Burmese/Indian Rock
    Pythons Python molurus
    Oenpelli Python Python (Morelia)
    oenpelliensis
    Reticulated Python Python reticulatus
    African Rock Python Python sebae
    Anacondas Genus Eunectes
    12. TYPICAL SNAKES (Family Colubridae)
    Subfamily Aparallactinae
    Ground Vipers Genus Amblyodipsas
    Genus Aparallactus
    Genus Atractaspis
    Genus Calamelaps
    Genus Chilorhinophis
    Genus Homorelaps
    Genus Macrelaps
    Genus Micrelaps
    Genus Miodan
    Genus Polemon
    Subfamily Boiginae
    Rear-fanged Snakes Genus Amphlorhinus
    Genus Apostolepis
    Genus Boiga
    Genus Chamaetortus
    Genus Clelia
    Genus Coniophanes
    Genus Dipsadoboa
    Genus Dispholidus
    Genus Erythrolamprus
    Genus Geodipsas
    Genus Hemirhagerrhis
    Genus Hypsiglena
    Genus Imantodes
    Genus Ithycyphus
    Genus Langaha
    Genus Leptodeira
    Genus Lycodryas
    Genus Malpolon
    Genus Manalepis
    Genus Mimophis
    Genus Opisthoplus
    Genus Oxbelis
    Genus Oxyrhopus
    Genus Parapostelepis
    Genus Phimophis
    Genus Psammodynates
    Genus Psammophis
    Genus Psammophylax
    Genus Siplophis
    Genus Telescopus
    Genus Thelotornis
    Genus Tomodon
    Genus Tripanurgos
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    American Racer Coluber constrictor
    Sharptail Snake Contia tenuis
    Smooth Snakes Genus Coronella
    Pere David's Rat Snake Elaphe davidi
    Steppe Rat Snake Elaphe dione
    Himalayan Trinket Snake Elaphe hodgsoni
    Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
    Red-backed Snake Elaphe rufodorsata
    Russian Rat Snake Elaphe schrencki
    Fox Snake Elaphe vulpina
    Hognose Snakes Heterodon platyrhinos,
    Heterodon simus
    Parrot Snakes Genus Leptophis
    Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum
    triangulum
    Pale Milksnake Lampropeltis multistrata
    Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys vernalis
    Diadem Snakes Genus Spalerosophis
    Tropical Rat Snakes Genus Spilotes
    Subfamily Homalopsinae
    Water Snakes Genus Bitia
    Genus Cerberus
    Genus Enhydris
    Genus Erpeton (Herpeton)
    Genus Fordonia
    Genus Homalopsis
    Genus Hurria
    Genus Myron
    Subfamily Lycodontinae
    Wolf Snakes Genus Dinodon
    Genus Lycophidion
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Water Snakes Genus Amastridium
    Genus Amphiesma
    Ringnecked Snakes Genus Diadophis
    Genus Gonyosoma
    Genus Helicops
    Genus Macropisthodon
    Dice Snakes Natrix tesselata
    Genus Paraptychophis
    Genus Pseudoxenodon
    Genus Ptychophis
    Genus Rhabdophis
    Butler's Garter Snake Thamnophis butleri
    Eastern Ribbon Snakes Thamnophis sauritus
    Genus Xenochrophis
    Subfamily Xenodontinae
    Odd-toothed Snakes Genus Ialtris
    Genus Paroxyrhopus
    Genus Platynion
    Genus Uromacer
    Genus Xenodon
    13. ALL COBRAS AND ALLIES (Family Elapidae)
    Death Adders Genus Acanthophis
    Shield-nosed Cobras Genus Aspidelaps
    Genus Aspidomorphus
    Australian Copperheads Genus Austrelaps
    Water Cobras Genus Boulengerina
    Kraits Genus Bungarus
    Australian Crowned Snakes Genus Cacophis
    Oriental Coral Snakes Genus Calliophis
    Small-eyed Snakes Genus Cryptophis
    Australian Whip Snakes Genus Demansia
    Mambas Genus Dendroaspis
    Genus Denisonia
    Australian Crowned Snakes Genus Drysdalia
    Bar:cens0r::cens0r::cens0r::cens0r:'s Snakes Genus Echiopsis
    Little Brown Snakes Genus Elapognathus
    Venomous Garter Snakes Genus Elapsoidea
    Red-naped Snakes Genus Furina
    Australian Brown-headed
    Snakes Genus Glyphodon
    Spitting (Ringed) Cobras Genus Hemachatus
    Genus Hemiaspis
    Genus Hoplocephalus
    Slender Coral Snakes Genus Leptomicrurus
    Genus Loveridgelaps
    Long-glanded Coral Snakes Genus Maticora
    Arizona Coral Snakes Genus Micruroides
    American Coral Snakes Genus Micrurus
    Cobras Genus Naja
    Australian Black-naped
    Snakes Genus Neelaps
    Tiger Snakes Genus Notechis
    Fijian Snakes Genus Ogmodon
    King Cobras Genus Ophiophagus
    Taipan Genus Oxyuranus
    Fierce Snakes Genus Parademansia
    Burrowing Cobras Genus Paranaja
    Hediger's Snakes Genus Parapistocalamus
    Australian Black Snakes Genus Pseudechis
    Forest Cobras Genus Pseudohaje
    Australian Brown Snakes Genus Pseudonaja
    Muller's Snakes Genus Rhinoplocephalus
    Genus Salomonelaps
    Australian Coral Snakes Genus Simoselaps
    Myall's (Curl) Snakes Genus Suta
    Genus Toxicocalamus
    Rough-scaled Snakes Genus Tropidechis
    Genus Unechis
    Bandy-bandies Genus Vermicella
    Desert Cobras Genus Walterinnesia
    14. ALL SEA SNAKES (Family Hydrophiidae)
    Subfamily Hydrophiinae
    Rudder-tailed Sea Snakes Genus Acalyptophis
    Genus Aipysurus
    Genus Disteira
    Genus Emydocephalus
    Genus Enhydrina
    Genus Ephalophsis
    Genus Hydrophis
    Genus Hydrelaps
    Genus Kerilia
    Genus Kolpophis
    Genus Lapemis
    Genus Parahydrophis
    Genus Pelamis
    Genus Thalassophis
    Subfamily Laticaudinae
    Sea Kraits Genus Laticauda
    15. ALL VIPERS AND ADDERS (Family Viperidae)
    Subfamily Azemiopinae
    Fea's Viper Genus Azemiops
    Subfamily Viperinae
    Vipers/Adders Genus Adenorhinos
    Genus Atheris
    Genus Bitis
    Genus Cerastes
    Genus Daboia
    Genus Echis
    Genus Eristicophis
    Genus Pseudocerastes
    Genus Vipera
    Subfamily Causinae
    Toad Vipers Genus Causus
    16. ALL PIT VIPERS (Family Crotalidae)
    Copperheads/Moccasins Genus Agkistrodon
    American Lanceheads Genus Bothrops
    Malayan Pit Vipers Genus Calloselasma
    Rattlesnakes Genus Crotalus
    Sharp-nosed Vipers Genus Deinagkistrodon
    Mamushi Genus Gloydius
    Hump-nosed Vipers Genus Hypnale
    Bushmasters Genus Lachesis
    Pygmy Rattlesnakes Genus Sistrurus
    Asian Lance-headed
    (Bamboo) Vipers Genus Trimeresurus
    Wagler's Vipers Genus Tropidolaemus

    Part 4
    Amphibians (Class Amphibia)

    1. MOLE SALAMANDERS (Family Ambystomatidae)
    Northwest Salamander Ambystoma gracile
    Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale
    Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
    Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum
    Small-mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum
    Cope's Giant Salamander Dicamptodon copei
    Pacific Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus
    2. LUNGLESS SALAMANDERS
    (Family Plethodontidae)
    Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus
    Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus
    Western Red-backed
    Salamander Plethodon vehiculum
    Red Salamanders Genus Pseudotriton
    3. WATERDOGS (Family Proteidae)
    Northern Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus
    4. NEWTS (Family Salamandridae)
    Red-spotted Newt Notopthalmus viridescens
    European Fire Newt Salamandra salamandra
    Roughskinned Newt Taricha granulosa
    Alpine Newt Triturus alpestris
    Northern Crested Newt Triturus cristatus
    Palmate Newt Triturus helveticus
    Common Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris
    5. TRUE TOADS (Family Bufonidae)
    American Toad Bufo americanus
    Colorado River Toad Bufo alvarius
    Marine (Cane) Toad Bufo marinus
    Woodhouse's Toad Bufo woodhousei
    6. POISON ARROW FROGS (Family Dendrobatidae)
    Poison Arrow Frogs Genus Phyllobates
    7. TREE FROGS (Family Hylidae)
    Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans
    Cope's Grey Tree Frog Hyla chrysoscelis
    Spring Peeper Hyla crucifer
    Pacific Tree Frog Hyla regilla
    8. TRUE FROGS (Family Ranidae)
    Red-legged Frog Rana aurora
    American Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
    Green Frog Rana clamitans
    Agile Frog Rana dalmatina
    Pickeral Frog Rana palustris
    Mink Frog Rana septentrionalis
    Eurasian Common Frog Rana temporaria




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    Re: Illegal Animals In Your State

    I love Pet Kingdom everyone there is so nice and helpful and their reptiles are taken care of very well.

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    Here in Missouri you can keep up to five native species, reptiles, amphibians, or turtles. You could have five snakes, or two snakes, and three turtles..I think you get the idea. However you can not keep any venemous reptiles, which we only have five. Osage Copperhead, massasauga rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, and water moccasin.

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    Re: Illegal Animals In Your State

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupe View Post
    My home town of Council Bluffs, IA bans the sale of any constrictors at pet stores in its city limits. So no corns, balls, or pretty much ANY snake. Also it's illegal to have a pitbull in Council Bluffs, and pit mixes have to have insurance.


    Unfortunately I found out about the ban on constrictors Jan 2015 when Animal Control came to my house because someone called in on me saying I had them...nasty story on that one. I had lived here 2 years already with my bps with no issue then this. We fought city hall and the council for months and they wouldn't budge. Said they would not care if a tax paying member of the community moved to Omaha. Not going to miss one or two people. THEY DON'T CARE!
    They did make PetSmart remove all snakes for a time but they are selling colubrids (corns, milk, etc) again and at very low prices!

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