WA's new additions to the pet reptile list.

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  1. Nero Egernia

    Nero Egernia Subscriber Subscriber

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    Species that are not on our keeping list, as well as all pythons, cannot be imported into Western Australia.
     
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    Thank you Oshkii for clearing that up so now dendrelaphis punctulata is on our keepers list we have to wait untill they approve a takers licence for for someone in WA only then they can be transferred ? Is that about right
     
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    I believe so. It may take a while, however, until some have been collected and are offered for sale. As Snowman said, they can be imported.
     
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    Don't need to be a dealer to import them. If you can find a seller interstate you simply pay for an import permit from DPaW.
    People have already imported them.
     
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    Awesome snowman thanks for explaining it to me maybe i can get one quicker than i thought which is great news ;)
     
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    I'll probably have a few hatchling CTS available in the coming months. I like them to be a little bit older before I export them interstate.
     
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    Sounds good NicG il send you pm im chasing a blue phase CTS.
     
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    What does "blue-phase" mean to you?
     
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    I believe the only GTS "variety" you'll get wild-caught in WA is the golden form, common from the Kimberley and across the NT. I've rescued a couple from Kununurra banana boxes in Perth supermarkets over the years, vivid golden yellow with blue-grey heads. It's a very beautiful animal, but then they're all pretty elegant really. Some of those we see around here on the mid-north coast are quite brightly coloured, sadly many of those are dead-on-road... Green, blue, black, gold... the choice is yours guys :D but get them into WA before the taxonomists get their teeth into them...

    Jamie
     
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    Are the green specimens readily available in the pet trade over east Jamie? I can't find any in the usual classifieds.
     
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    I think so Snowy, it's the most common form, and around here varies from dullish olivey colour to fairly bright green, but they always look more spectacular when they're feeling a bit threatened and the blue & black colours come through between the scales as they puff themselves up. The blue and black, and black ones I've seen in the past come from around Townsville or its environs if I recall, but the CTS afficionados here would be able to give you more info I'm sure. I don't know any breeders offhand at the moment, and I think they're around but not bred that commonly because of the complexities of raising the bubs. Others will have more info I'm sure, so you're bound to find someone who can help you out. NicG's avatar shows a nice animal, and from what he says he might have a few coming up. They're a bit of a special interest snake, with specialised needs in general I think, but you get the odd one which fits right in to captive life.

    Jamie
     
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    [MENTION=41820]pythoninfinite[/MENTION], So Jamie i was chatting with my Brother today about the inclusions to the WA import list and the convo swung around to exporting from WA, he reckons they can't export any sp from WA ---> any Eastern state and i reckon they can.....who's right and is there a sp list of animals that can be exported? if there is 1 what sp are on the list. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) -ronhalling
     
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    Hi Ron, you can export anything that's on the keeping list in WA, as long as the receiving state has the species on its own list. They just have a hefty export permit charge...

    Jamie
     
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    Hmm, I believe a temp ban has been placed on exporting recently added species, Jamie. No ban on exporting the previous species.

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    Ah, OK S, that's a new one... I guess it's to get the numbers of WA specimens up in WA collections?

    Jamie
     
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