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exporting leopard tortoises

Postby Greg Pettit » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:05 pm

I have eight medium to large female and 2 large male leopard tortoises as well as a pair of angulates. These tortoises have a legit paper-trail going back at least 25 years so there is nothing dodgy about them. If they lay eggs and I do not find them in time to destroy the eggs as the new regulations demand of me (can we please leave that aspect aside for the meamwhile?) - then they will hatch. Can I export them out of South Africa? Thanks and regards
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Re: exporting leopard tortoises

Postby yagyujubei » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:41 pm

Would it be legal to sell a clutch of eggs and ship to the US? There is a limited gene pool of SA leopards here, and we cannot import leopards, sulcatas, or hingebacks because of possible ticks.
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Re: exporting leopard tortoises

Postby Bushviper » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:25 pm

Greg which province are you in? The different provinces have different "policies". Just apply to be registered as a breeder. I know quite a few people who export. You cannot export babies to the US though.
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