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Terrapins in Gauteng

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Terrapins in Gauteng

Postby gekosin » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:17 am

Good Day,

My college has been looking for info on terrapins and I am really not clued up on them at all...

Seems he is planning to create a pond/ water system and wants to keep these in it...

Are there any legal species he will be able to get (exotic or indigenous)?

Any other info will be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Re: Terrapins in Gauteng

Postby Primogen » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:19 am

All terrapins are illegal in Gauteng so I don't think he will be able to keep them.
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Re: Terrapins in Gauteng

Postby Bushviper » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:40 am

It is technically legal to keep indigenous terrapins if you can obtain a permit for them. That is the tricky part. It is not easy to find anyone who has legal terrapins.

Possibly one of the zoos could donate an excess animal?
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Re: Terrapins in Gauteng

Postby gekosin » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:41 am

Thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated, I will pass on the information
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