What reptiles will be banned in Florida?

Although imports of green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and tegus (genera Salvator and Tupinambis) will no longer be permitted, current owners of these species may continue to commercially breed them until June 30, 2024. After that date, selling these species in Florida will be banned completely.

What can I do with unwanted reptiles?

What to Do With Unwanted Pet Amphibians and Reptiles

  1. Keep It. If you are at your wits end because your pet reptile is too difficult to handle, getting some advice from an expert may help.
  2. Return It to the Pet Store.
  3. Find It a New Home.
  4. Contact Animal Control.
  5. Contact Your State Fish and Wildlife Agency.
  6. Euthanasia.

Is keeping reptiles ethical?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration warn against keeping “pet” reptiles, because of the high risk of contracting potentially deadly salmonella.

Can I own a TEGU in Florida?

Florida’s Prohibited Species List now has 16 new high-risk nonnative reptiles added. As of April 29, pet owners cannot purchase tegu lizards or green iguanas, among other nonnative reptiles newly prohibited. Those who already own them, must get them registered and microchipped.

Is it legal to own a tiger in Florida?

Florida’s laws for owning exotic animals are among the strictest in the nation, governing every aspect of the care of wild animals that are displayed to the public. Still, a private citizen can buy a bear, tiger or any other wild animal and keep it on his property in any state.

Will PetSmart take unwanted pets?

PetSmart does not take in or rehome animals of any kind as of 2021. Instead, PetSmart customers can rehome their dog, cat, or other small pets at shelters or pet rescue centers. Additionally, PetSmart will not accept the surrender of pets if they were purchased at one of its stores.

How do I rehome my reptile?

Call the local Humane Society or SPCA. They can direct you to a good reptile/amphibian group that can assist. Some of these rescues and shelters do house certain types of exotics, but usually just small mammals and rodents.

What pets did Florida ban?

The new ruling, approved late last month, includes Burmese pythons, Argentine black and white tegus, green iguanas and 13 other high-risk, non-native snakes and lizards which “pose a threat to Florida’s ecology, economy, and human health and safety,” the FWC wrote in a statement.

What animals did Florida ban?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to ban the importation, breeding and possession of 16 of the most damaging nonnative species, including the green iguana, the Argentine black and white tegus and the Burmese python.

What is the hardest reptile to care for?

The Hardest Reptiles To Keep As Pets

  1. Iguanas. It would be easy to believe that iguanas are easy to keep as pets.
  2. Reticulated Pythons.
  3. African Rock Python.
  4. Burmese Python.
  5. Nile Monitor.
  6. Asian Water Monitor.
  7. Chameleons.
  8. Wild Caught Reptiles.

Is it cruel to have a pet snake?

A: No, snakes such as ball pythons are wild animals and not domesticated. Because these animals are domesticated, with the right care and conditions, they are able to live with humans in captivity without suffering.