can you keep eastern hooded scaly-foots

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  1. sandfireackie

    sandfireackie Not so new Member

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    I am think about getting another lizards so I looked in one of my Australian lizard books and I found the eastern hooded scaly-foot but I don't know if you can keep them as pets
     
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    Where are you located?

    Different states have different species lists
     
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    I live in south australia
     
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    They are the one of the most common pygopus in captivity so I would suspect they would be available. They are available in Vic and nsw.
     
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    If you have a basic licence you can keep them :) You just have to find one first! Not all that common, may be hard to find a breeder...
     
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    You actually need a specialist endorsement to keep Pygopus schraderi. Pygopus lepidopodus and P. nigriceps are on the basic license, not P. schraderi.
     
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    Do you know why that is Rocket? P. schraderi are, in my opinion, easier to keep then nigriceps and especially from what I've heard about lepidopodus. They eat like tanks!
     
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    Because SA NPWS are slow with the times.
     
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    ok I think I'm not really shore what your saying
     
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    Eastern scaly foots ( Pygopus schraderi) are not allowed to be legally kept in Victoria.
     
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    Thanks yeah I read it wrong I mean Nigriceps :eek:
     
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    Nigriceps are uncommon in captivity. Especially in Vic.
     
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    Eastern hooded scaly foots (or feet) are allowed to be kept in victoria on a basic license.

    Private Wildlife Licences

    Also P. nigriceps are less common in Vic now as I recently bought some from there :lol:
     
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    How new is this? The file I printed afew months ago stated that spiny tails were diplodactylus but this was correct.
    Haha knew they were there :p
     
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    Sorry, you are right. Must be fairly recent addition though. Nigriceps was the only hooded species on the keepers list for many years.
     
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