importing info

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importing info

Postby kyle mcdonald » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:40 am

Hi there :smt006

I have read about this debate but cant figure out the correct answer. :?:

Is it posible to import turtles or tortoises into south africa?

If so hw would i go about doing that? ( i mean papers)

Are there any permits needed for breeding them?

And does anyone know the procedures needed?

Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: importing info

Postby Microlepidotus » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 am

Kyle, the only thing I know (correct me if i am wrong) is that you need a permit to import exotic snakes yourself. Not shure about rules about turtles or tortoises. Sorry, cant really help you with this one!

Try searching it on the net.
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Re: importing info

Postby Fooble » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:39 am

Exotic turtles or tortoises you will find are not allowed to be kept in South Africa.
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Re: importing info

Postby kyle mcdonald » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:21 pm

hi thanks micro and fooble

ok , would anybody know where i can find out whats not allowed and what is?
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Re: importing info

Postby it_bit_me » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:34 pm

It all depends on who your are. Most things are legal if your a zoo owner.
The biggest problem is paperwork and it takes some experience getting it right. If you feel like getting a turtle, tortoise or frog your gonna have a hard time. The costs are about the same as importing a dog and not really a option if your gonna do a single animal at a time.
Sorry for the discouragement but in the end it's kinda a monopoly business with experience being the most important factor .
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Re: importing info

Postby Bushviper » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:58 am

When in doubt contact your local Nature Conservation offices because policies change all the time and what was legal the one day is suddenly not allowed the next day.
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