own two rubber boas in Pennsylvania?

Fr0glet has infected me with the desire for these precious-seeming snakes and if anyone has the appropriate laws handy, I'd like to know if I can purchase them for private pet ownership.

I don't know where to start looking for the appropriate laws and permits.

If I'm just being lazy and uninformed, please point me in a direction.

Thanks.
| own two rubber boas in Pennsylvania? | | Fr0glet has infected me with the desire for these precious-seeming | snakes and if anyone has the appropriate laws handy, I'd like to know | if I can purchase them for private pet ownership. | | I don't know where to start looking for the appropriate laws and | permits. | | If I'm just being lazy and uninformed, please point me in a direction. | | Thanks. | Sometimes the info is just hard to find, even with googling. Or hard to interpret, once you have found it.

Notice: if anybody has the information on what you can own where, I'd be happy to post it on my site, for everybody's convenience. Or other general purpose herper's info they think people would find useful...I can easily enough create a "reptile info section", and was thinking of doing so anyway, as an extension of the iguana mafia site, just in case people (read that, outsiders) reading the IM decide "gee, I want a pet reptile". Probably not caresheets though, as those are already easy to find all over the internet..

-- Chaosmage (Email Removed) Iguana Mafia Site: http://members.nccw.net/coyote/iguana-mafia/iguanamafia.htm Personal site: http://members.nccw.net/coyote/
[nq:1]own two rubber boas in Pennsylvania? Fr0glet has infected me with the desire for these precious-seeming snakes and if anyone ... can purchase them for private pet ownership. I don't know where to start looking for the appropriate laws and permits.
The illegality of rubber boas out in Fr0glet-land is because of restrictions on ownership of native species. PA has similar laws (see http://www.fish.state.pa.us /) restricting ownership of native species, but rubber boas aren't native in PA, so aren't covered. Apart from laws regarding native species, I've never heard of any that would restrict ownership of rubber boas, with the exception of local ordinances (like NY city's) that restrict ownership of reptiles generally. That kind of stuff would probably be county- or city-specific...

Patrick Alexander
[nq:2]own two rubber boas in Pennsylvania? Fr0glet has infected me ... where to start looking for the appropriate laws and permits.
The illegality of rubber boas out in Fr0glet-land is because of restrictions on ownership of native species. PA has similar laws (see http://www.fish.state.pa.us /) restricting ownership of native species, but rubber boas aren't native in PA, so aren't covered.

Heheh - fr0glet-land! Emotion: big smile Patrick is right, the laws here prevent ownership of any indigenous species unless you can prove you obtained it from a private breeder who can prove he obtained his breeding stock from a private supply outside of the state of Washington. We also have to maintain vet-approved health certification and keep in contact with the breeder we got them from. So far I've only been able to find a breeder who does not comply with the laws and sells them for $30 each, captive bred, from his wild-caught stock he's had for over 5 years. So I haven't bought them, call me nervous.

Good luck! They're so sweet! I have a couple of friends who own them now. You might also consider the rosy boa; similar size, similar temperament, pretty markings, very soft and teenytiny scales. I had one in halfway-housing for the last couple of months, just placed it with a family as a "perfect beginner snake". Emotion: smile

fr0glet
Thanks so much.

Now, all I have to do is wrangle Wade into selling me one or two. Emotion: smile
They are legal to own anywhere if they are captive bred, but I would double-check with Penn. laws, however, since they are not native to Penn.. I doubt it would be a problem-and doubt you would need any special permits.

-cat
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[nq:1]own two rubber boas in Pennsylvania? Fr0glet has infected me with the desire for these precious-seeming snakes and if anyone ... for the appropriate laws and permits. If I'm just being lazy and uninformed, please point me in a direction. Thanks.
Hey Barbara, I'm not one to throw rocks at glass..the addiction has me by the throat too..but you might want to slow down just a bit and get used to caring for the new snakes you already have before getting more. Emotion: smile Cindy
Cindy, I'm sure you're right.
[nq:1]Notice: if anybody has the information on what you can own where, I'd be happy to post it on my ... I want a pet reptile". Probably not caresheets though, as those are already easy to find all over the internet..
http://www.altpet.net/gov / Went to this site, clicked on the PA link, did a search for "exotic pets", got an answer. Cool. Didn't work nearly so well for DC or IN though. :(

http://members.aol.com/TheWyvernsLair/Library/Links-6.html Has a few links to state sites re: herp laws.

-Z