New legislation for owning BHS?

New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby myfacejohn » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:22 pm

I heard a rumour that you no longer need permits to own brown house snakes.. Apparently thay can be sold as pets aswell... anyone else who has heard of this?
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Urucone » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:38 pm

Depends on where your'e situated
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Waz » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:55 pm

saw one in a pet shop in PTA last week.. permitted? hope so.. didnt wanna poke my nose in..
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Bushviper » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:45 am

Only in KZN are permits not required for Cape (Brown) House snakes. In Pretoria and in a petshop it definately does not have a permit.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Wolf777 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:18 am

My friend went to Pretoria recently to go visit his mom, he then phones me to ask me if brown house snakes eat eggs, because he and his mom whent to visit some people and the guy bought 2 bhs from a petshop and tried to feed them both one mouse each at the same time in the same enclosure! Without heating! Then he wonders why they won't eat, what's the world coming! How can you buy a snake and not know anything about it, I doubt he even has them on permit. Oh and apparently the same guy has got a nice, big and healthy corn snake too, doubt it!
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby myfacejohn » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:12 pm

I'm situated in JHB but got my snakes from KZN. I breed and release the off spring...
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Westley Price » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:19 pm

It's really not a good idea to release babies that you bred from KZN BHS in Gauteng. Please stop.

I hope some other members will back me on this, but you're putting genes in the Gauteng population that don't belong there.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Mitton » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:20 pm

Hey John
Please read all 3 pages on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=130&t=17181

It discusses everything about releasing captive bred snakes. It is not a good idea to do that, no matter what snake it is.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby dazz » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:58 pm

Hey john..it really is not a good idea as i have learned..releasing snakes that do not originate from that area could be fatal for your local snakes and the original population will now have competition,never mind the diseases that captive species could introduce!please do research befor doing this!
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby froot » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:15 pm

Why are we suddenly having this glut of people wanting to breed and release snakes into the wild?

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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby fredsmith » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:35 pm

froot wrote:Why are we suddenly having this glut of people wanting to breed and release snakes into the wild?

These folk probably think that they're doing a good deed... An admirable thing to want to do, but I don't think they realise the potential damage they could in actual fact be doing.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:08 pm

The best I have heard is a guy caught a monitor somewher in the Karoo, in a really "#$%^ dry place" and took it and released it in the Drakensberg "where it would be much happier". Eish. Enjoy the snow!
Bottom line, if it didn't come from there, it doesn't belong there. Niether do its offspring, how ever noble your intentions.
I don't think there is a sudden glut of people doing this, I think people have been doing it for ages and are only now posting it on this site.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby armata » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:25 pm

I know its a 'feelgood' situation but please do not do this guys.

In a few years Axel etc. will be scratching thier heads 'what the f###
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby JPWittstock » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:52 am

We have strayed off the thread again, this was about permits for BHS

Is it possible the pet shops are selling "L fuliginosus" they would not need permits for that as they are technically exotics.
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Re: New legislation for owning BHS?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:57 am

Indeed. Its all in the name. Who will disprove the snakes are what you say they are? This is exactly what makes the release of offspring so dangerous.
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