Category: Pet Policy

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Tortoises, terrapins and turtles as pets

Many people wonder what the difference between turtles, tortoises and terrapins are. Turtles are sea-dwelling species of the superorder Chelonia, while tortoises refer to the land-dwelling species. Terrapin is used to describe several species...

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Hedgehogs and porcupines as pets

The native South African hedgehog (also called the Cape hedgehog) is an endangered species and is protected. It is illegal to keep a Cape hedgehog as a pet. While individuals may rehabilitate injured or...

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Keeping a Chameleon as a pet…

As part of Operation Bite Back, Chameleons cannot be advertised on Junk Mail. Many people want to keep Chameleons as pets because they are a very interesting reptile. But contrary to what many people believe,...