Since they are considered exotic animals, it is good to know this before attempting to adopt a glider. While sugar gliders are legal in most of these three states, some cities have enacted their own marsupial bans. While there is currently no federal law prohibiting keeping an exotic pet as a pet, some states and cities prohibit the ownership of certain animals, including sugar gliders. Under no circumstances should sugar gliders be used as feed for other animals; for experiments or laboratory work; or for purposes other than as a pet. The ARL strictly enforces this policy in accordance with the terms of the adoption contract. Although the law does not specifically name sugar gliders, they list animals that are legal to possess. Sugar gliders are legal throughout New York except New York, according to the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It is illegal to keep certain species of non-native wildlife as pets in the state, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Deanna is a passionate animal lover. She is the mother of several guinea pigs and sugar gliders. When she`s not writing, Deanna enjoys listening to country music or watching Dancing With The Stars. Read them: Latest articles FIND THEM ON: FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN and sugar gliders are “small, omnivorous, arborescent and nocturnal opossums belonging to the marsupial infrared class” and are native to the cool temperate forests of eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. This includes gliders, as marsupials are considered wild animals in California.
Sugar Glider Maintenance (PDF) Learn the basics of sugar glider maintenance! A Class 3 licence is not required to own a sugar glider as a personal pet. If you have an unsterilized man and woman and the babies can be expected to display, sell, trade, or transfer the property, a special license is also required, but that license is very, very inexpensive, depending on how many you have. This license is an add-on to the USDA federal license, which is also required. Also, when transferring ownership, you must keep records of each transfer. When transferring knowing that the other person is exhibiting, selling, negotiating or transferring the property, the buyer must also be an eligible person. Failure to obtain proper permits and licences results in a maximum penalty of 60 days` imprisonment and a fine of $500.00. Please read every article of the new glider law However, before we get into glider laws, I would just like to make a brief comment. Sugar gliders are legal throughout Minnesota except St. Paul.
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, “sugar slides are legal as pets if the owner has valid documentation that the animal is from a source inspected and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.” As we will see below, some regions have banned them even in states where they are legal. On December 26, 2007, the St. Paul City Council voted to preemptively ban sugar gliders in the city. California law is very clear, as they even mention gliders by name in the title of their documentary. In these states below, gliders are legal, but you will need proper documents and permits to keep one. Only three states currently have a complete ban on the possession of sugar gliders. Let`s take a look. While the following is correct as of today, you should check your own state law before accepting a glider. If you have a veterinarian who has experience with sugar gliders and would like them to be included in this list, please contact email@example.com (XI Iowa Code 481A.67, 481A.84, 481A.121, 482A.11, 483A.28; 571 Iowa Admin. Code 86-87). Interestingly, you can own a hedgehog, chinchilla and even a camel! (Iowa Code 481A.141 et al.; 571 Iowa Admin.
Code 89) They did so because “the animals would not do well in this climate and require a lot of maintenance, which has led the city`s animal control department to fear that frustrated owners will abandon their pets,” according to the Star Tribune. In fact, don`t just check state laws — dig into your community`s rules. BAIT Dealer`s Licence (LICENCE) required to sell minnows, frogs, crabs or salamanders for bait fishing and commercial use of minnows. PERMIT (Aquaculture Unit License) required to raise or maintain aquatic species (fish, frogs, turtles) for food, bait, or stocking in state waters or to own a pond where guests fish for free or regardless of catch restrictions. PERMIT (Fish Import Permit) required to import families of salmonids, ictaluridae and hybrids. I want to reiterate that laws are constantly changing. If you have questions about federal licensing, contact USDA Animal Care and your state industry office. Ruth`s Sugar Glider has great resources for “contacting USDA” and obtaining licenses.
Lt. Linda Harrison Inspections Operations Officer FL. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission If you have further questions, you may contact Lieutenant Harrison directly at (850) 488-6253. I hope this information is helpful to you. (h) Upon request, the Council shall list a species referred to in paragraph (b) of this section if there is clear and convincing evidence that the species (1) is not viable in Alaska; (2) is unable to induce genetic modification of a species native to Alaska; (3) is not likely to result in a significant reduction in the population of a species native to Alaska; (4) is unable to transmit a disease to a species native to Alaska; and (5) poses no threat to the health or population of Alaskan native species. (i) The Committee shall remove a species from the list referred to in paragraph (b) of this article if there is a preponderance of evidence that the species (1) can survive in the wild in Alaska; (2) is capable of causing genetic modification of a species native to Alaska; (3) is likely to result in a significant reduction in the population of a species native to Alaska; (4) is capable of transmitting a disease in an indigenous manner to Alaska; or (5) poses a threat to the health or population of a species native to Alaska. History – Eff. 7/5/85, register 95; 27.02.87, register 105; 20.08.89, register 111; 8/12/90, register 115; 01.07.94, register 130; 20.08.95, register 135; 28.06.96, register 138; 01.07.98, Register 146 Authority – RO 16.05.255 RO 16.05.270 RO 16.05.920 I hope this helps! Doreen Parker McNeill firstname.lastname@example.org wildlife biologist Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation P.O. Box 25526 Juneau, AK 99802 Import ban on prairie dogs, tree squirrels (Heliosciurus), rope squirrels, dormices, Gambian giant marsupial rats, brush-tailed porcupines and striped mice. PERMIT (pre-entry permit) required for cervids, domestic poultry (pet birds) and poultry (chicken, turkey, waterfowl, ratites and domestic game other than pigeons and pigeons) from areas affected by AI or NDV, wild boars and cattle and bison not free of tuberculosis or brucellosis. The permit for exotic non-game animals is available from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fishing. Currently, 41 states do not have laws prohibiting them.
According to Salt Lake County Municipal Code 8.09 – Wild, Dangerous and Exotic Animals, it is illegal to “possess animals whose natural habitat is not native to the continental United States other than Alaska.” Prohibition on possession, import, import, purchase, sale, exchange, reproduction and transport of aquatic invasive species Prohibits the transport of fish, game, animals or birds for sale unless otherwise authorized. Prohibits the shipment, transportation or transportation of game, fish, birds or animals that exceed the possession limit in one day. Bait: includes frogs, crabs and salamanders Fur-bearing animals: beaver, badger, mink, otter, muskrat, raccoon, skunk, opossum, civet, weasel, coyote, bobcat, wolf, marmot and red and grey fox (excluding domestic fur) Game: Anatidae, Rallidae, Limicole, Gallinae, Mourning dove, Rock pigeon, Sciuridae, White-tailed rabbit, Jackrabbit, Elk, Cervidae except farm deer (excluding farm deer (excluding unprotected deer) Minnows: chub, suction cup, minnow, minnow, dake, stone rolls, mud minnows, red horses, snub-nosed and fat-headed minnows Wildlife: wild mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles or other wild animals found in this state Wild mammals: Class Mammalia The catch of fish, frogs and turtles must take place during the open season.