Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by lizardman59, Nov 4, 2010.
i think aus has a bit better herps then usa but tell me what you think
You can keep carpet pythons in USA, however you cannot keep exotics here in AUS.
but have you seen the massive geckos you can keep in USA
Do you mean natives?
i mean these [video=youtube;_zpYOTScZF8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zpYOTScZF8&feature=fvw[/video] they are awesome but you cant have them here
Maybe define your question;
Do you mean the broad keeping ability the US have or do you mean there indigenous reptiles?
As mentioned in snakebytes, those geckos are not native to the US.
In USA you can have ALL snakes, so USA definitely. You can get BALL PYTHONS!!! I cry myself to sleep thinking about Ball Pythons... haha jks... but I still want one. Plus, US snakes are cheap as. $30 for a Ball Python, and
just $350 for a GTP!!!!!
In the US you can keep virtually any species you want, inclusive of Australian reptiles that we can't have on license (eg Pilbara Rock Monitor). So given that they can keep anything we can plus more, you would have to conclude that they can keep "better" reptiles.
As much as I love our natives there are a few exotics I would jump at the chance to own.
I want THESE exotic snakes:
Red Tailed Boa
Egg Eating Snake
If it was based on indigenous species,Australia ranks #1 (from memory) for species diversity.
you can keep anything at all in the US , lions , tigers,bears albino pygmy children.....there are more tigers in the US as pets than there are in the wild in the rest of the world...
Yes very true, my local pet store in texas had a tiger for sale-$800.
Problem is the majority are mixed race so they are have almost nil value conservation wise.
Dubai is just like America. I lived there, and a local pet store had SNOW LEOPARD CUBS!!!! And they're treated awfully You don't need a license or anything. In a pet store I saw an ADULT red tail boa in a tank about 50cm long.
yeah lived in USA for 3 years but was small and wasnt into herps man sometimes i wish i was into herps then. Could have gotten some awesome herps owell i heard bobtails are 110 here and 4000 in usa hahahahah suck
No you can't. You can't keep most Australian elapids.
Hey W, I've seen a very wide variety of Aussie elapids in the US at expos etc, so if you want them you can have them (albeit at a higher price). Failing that, if you knew the right people in the US, there would be nothing stopping you from getting your hands on ANYTHING. Believe me.
I would say we're better off for this one reason...
Easily it would be the US...
Like mentioned... You can keep anything you want there, so whatever we have they have plus more.