buying a green tree python.

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  1. mareebapython

    mareebapython Active Member

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    is there anyone in south australia that has brought a green tree python? if so did you need a licence and what kind of licence was it? cheers.

    last thread about this was closed because of the comment someone said, so if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say anything.
     
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    Hi there, you need a specialist permit for a green tree python. To apply for specialist permit you must have a regular license for atleast 6 months :)
     
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    The breeders i mentioned in the previous thread are usernames: Larks and Moreliamagic,
     
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    no way im getting a green tree python if i need a specialist permit. over $1000 just for a year.
     
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    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    Jeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
     
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    how bad is that! and its over $5000 for five years.

    i think it might just be under the basic permit to get one cause there not that much and i dont see why so many people would pay that much to have one.
     
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    Mate I just checked the SA website and its not that much, that's for a specialist 'fauna' licence which is different to the 'keeping of native fauna animals'..

    Keep and Sell Permit (Specialist) - Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    at the bottom of the 'apply for' pdf it shows you.

    Specialist permit to keep and sell protected animals -
    1 year = $112
    3 year = $336
    5 years = $560

    That cost was for a 'Fauna Dealer' IE: a reptile shop etc licenced to sell hundreds of animals etc...
     
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    thats still very steep , god i love good old nsw , i think its $170 or something like that for 5 years over here
     
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    In Canberra its like $35.50 or something for 5 years.. + we don't have to pay for import/export licences..
    BUT - We have very hard rules - IE: can't have a snake for like 2 years... have to own lizards etc.etc..
     
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    well thats not what i seen

    my bad, i swe now..
     
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    And where is what you read... because that is clearly listed on the SA Environmental website. (and by clearly I mean not clear at all due to link failures)..

    if you get the 'fees and listings pdf' from the right of the page its link is stupid and opens the costs for the none keeping permit but dealer permits.

    On the page I linked IGNORE the link on the right ' Fees listing - Fauna Permit Unit '

    and open the pdf at the bottom 'apply for a Keep and Sell Permit (Specialist animals) (74kb pdf)'

    at the bottom of that pdf it has the costs for keeping them.

    **ignore post now as after i posted you modified your post :p
     
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    I'd honestly rather pay a bit more but have less strict regulation :(
     
  13. From the initial OP question, I'd say the member should try something like a Carpet or Children's Python for a year or two before acquiring a GTP. Sounds like no experience but just decided he wants one on a whim. Not a good basis for starting out with GTPs, which I admit are not "difficult" if you have a sound knowledge of basic reptile husbandry.

    Not being critical, just suggesting a better way to make the GTP experience less stressful... for the animal and the keeper.

    Jamie
     
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    sorry but if you liked the animal as much as you should too own it, especially with a fairly long lifespan,
    You wouldn't whinge about $100. Especially in the scheme of start up costs and the price of the snake itself.
    I pay this for my bird. And I'd never consider not. Because I adore him.
     
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    I believe he already has an animal, you can keep your first one unlicensed in SA.
     
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    Yes you can, as long as its legally obtained and on the basic animal list
     
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    i have a jungle python and alot of experience with all sorts of other reptiles. i have also handled a green tree python. i've done research and also talked to alot of people that breed them. i wouldnt just buy something i know nothing about.

    i didn't whinge about $100. i thought it was $1000 for a year and remember that adds up to be alot over the years but i seen that i was wrong and its only $100 or so.
    now i just need to be on a basic permit for awhile then can get my specialist permit.
     
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    then why this question?
    "is there anyone in south australia that has brought a green tree python?"
    Assuming you meant "bred".
     
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    becaue i've never talked about permits before and didn't know that you need a specialist permit.
     
  20. "i have a jungle python and alot of experience with all sorts of other reptiles. i have also handled a green tree python. i've done research and also talked to alot of people that breed them. i wouldnt just buy something i know nothing about."

    Hmmm...

    Jamie
     
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