Other Turtle Discussion :: Are RES legal in your state/country?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:27 pm   

state: South Carolina
General Status: abundant
Captive Status: Legal to sell over 4", or under 4" if for "education purposes"
Wildlife Status: Unprotected
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:20 pm   

Province: Alberta
Country: Canada

Legal to own but illegal to buy/sell. They have to either be adopted or purchased from another province and brought back.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:02 pm   

I can't find anything about wisconsin can you?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:04 pm   

State:North Carolina
Last time i checked it was illegal to sell ok to adopt and rescue was not allowed to take from the wild unless needed to be rescued and was ok to keep if you already have and if you need to get rid of you have to take to a local zoo or nature center.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:07 am   

Norway have now gotten a null tolerance of reptiles, before it was legal to sell private to each other the reptiles that was already in the country. But now all lizards, snakes and turtles must die a horrible death according to the health department. even the Zoo close where I live have to struggle to keep their RES because if they escape the Norwegian climate is suitable for them.
even reptile owners that work in the health department have gone public to say that the reptiles that are being taken away from their owners are being inhumane dealt with.

The Health Department have gone public with the statement why reptiles are now completely illegal is because of the amount of criminals owning them and that many reptiles can live in the wilds in Norway.

But I am pretty sure reptiles that where legal during the old law and have been in the country before the new one was passed are still legal, I mean pet stores are still selling food and other equipment for keeping a reptile or turtle.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:38 am   

country: Indonesia
general status: very legal to sell, they are really cheap...least than $2
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:59 am   

This is the only thing I can find. I assume it's all good because Petco has a few deifferent turtles/tortoises for sale. I dont understand all of this LOL

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http://www.100thmeridian.org/laws/pdfs/ ... %20(87-5-7).pdf

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:51 am   

I live in California and all I know is that its illegal to sell them if they are under 4 inches.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:50 pm   

Country: Canada
Province: Nova Scotia

Legal to own but illegal to buy/sell. They have to either be adopted or purchased from another province and brought back.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:01 pm   

State: Michigan
General: Native
Captive: Can be sold over 4" but I see them sold small a lot they just give you a salmonella form
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:21 am   

I live in new zealand, that are mostly only sold in pet shops but also sites like ebay etc..

They are protected in sanctuary's
they are not seen as wildlife and are legal to own of any age
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:19 am   

State: Connecticut

General Status: Not Native -

Captive Status: Able to be sold over 4" (Sell them at PetCo)
*Under 4 inches if you have "turtle hobbiest" title

Wildlife Status: Should not be released into the wild - CT has strict laws against this with many articles how they are pushing out native species and are destructive to the natural equilibrium

Personal Experience: Turtles and turtle supplies @ sold at Petstores over 4"

I cant see anything about a RES limit but there are laws about Other turtles - - Also because the BOG TURTLE is an endangered species and its native habitat is CT

26-55-3. Possession of salamanders and turtles
(a) No person shall possess in excess of three (3) Spotted Salamanders, (Ambystoma
maculatum), at any time.
(b) No person shall possess in excess of three (3) Marbled Salamanders, (Ambystoma
opacum), at any time.
(c) No person shall possess any Wood Turtle, (Clemmys insculpta), at any time.
(d) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern Box Turtle, (Terrapene c.
carolina), at any time.
(e) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern hognose snake, (Heterodos
platirhinos), at any time.
(f) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern ribbon snake, (Thamnophis
sauritus), at any time.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:42 pm   

State: Vermont & New Hampshire
General Status: Any native species can not be kept as pets
Captive Status: Able to be sold over 4", no household limit
Wildlife Status: Illegal to take turtles from the wild.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:18 am   

I live in California and it's illegal to sell RES under 4" but that isnt really enforced. When we bought ours they where the size of a quarter! (I didnt know the size rules at the time.) I have seen smaller Aquarium stores that have them under 4" and they say for educational purposes but im sure they sell them to anyone. Flea markets have them under 4" too.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:38 pm   

starscollided wrote:State: Connecticut

General Status: Not Native -

Captive Status: Able to be sold over 4" (Sell them at PetCo)
*Under 4 inches if you have "turtle hobbiest" title

Wildlife Status: Should not be released into the wild - CT has strict laws against this with many articles how they are pushing out native species and are destructive to the natural equilibrium

Personal Experience: Turtles and turtle supplies @ sold at Petstores over 4"

I cant see anything about a RES limit but there are laws about Other turtles - - Also because the BOG TURTLE is an endangered species and its native habitat is CT

26-55-3. Possession of salamanders and turtles
(a) No person shall possess in excess of three (3) Spotted Salamanders, (Ambystoma
maculatum), at any time.
(b) No person shall possess in excess of three (3) Marbled Salamanders, (Ambystoma
opacum), at any time.
(c) No person shall possess any Wood Turtle, (Clemmys insculpta), at any time.
(d) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern Box Turtle, (Terrapene c.
carolina), at any time.
(e) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern hognose snake, (Heterodos
platirhinos), at any time.
(f) No person shall possess in excess of one (1) Eastern ribbon snake, (Thamnophis
sauritus), at any time.


Thanks for posting this since I happen to live in CT.

Releasing non-native turtles (and tropical birds) in the wild is a big issue here in CT. We want to protect the Long Island sound and rivers as much as possible.

RES eat pretty much everything, and I just recently read they can even eat frogs.

My belief is, if you aren't willing to take care of a turtle, don't get one.
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