Exotic Pets Laws

South African Law and Exotic Animals

Are you allowed to keep exotic pets in South Africa? All about the laws and permits you might need here.
Exotic Pets Laws

Traveling with Your Exotic Pet in South Africa: Important Considerations and Travel Permit Regulations

Traveling with an exotic pet requires careful planning and adherence to specific regulations, especially when visiting or moving within South Africa.
Exotic Pets Laws

South African Laws on Keeping Exotic Animals as Pets: A Province-by-Province Overview (2)

South Africa has specific laws and regulations governing the ownership and keeping of exotic animals as pets.
Exotic Pets Laws

Understanding the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act in South Africa (2)

The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) is a crucial legislation in South Africa that aims to protect and conserve the country's rich biodiversity.
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Before Adopting An Exotic Pet

Things to consider before adopting an exotic pet.
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Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel monkeys are highly social animals in the wild
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Coati (Bear)

In the vibrant and diverse ecosystems of South America, a captivating creature roams—the South American Coati
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Skinny Pigs

Skinny pigs are an almost hairless breed of guinea pig
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Silkie Chickens

The Silkie chicken is a breed of chicken named for its unusual fluffy plumage
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Interesting information about the scorpion
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Ringnecks are native to Australia
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Quails colouring is generally a mottled brown with a streak of white
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Pheasants are a gamebird that initially originated in Asia
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All about that great show bird, the Peacock.
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Marmosets are small, South American monkeys
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Hedgehogs are mostly nocturnal animals
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Golden-Handed Tamarin

The golden-handed tamarin are very small and agile monkeys.
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Geckos are relatively easy to keep as pets.
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Garden Fantail

The fantail is a highly elegant breed of fancy pigeon.
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Fennec Foxes

All about the large eared Fennec Foxes
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Interesting info about the mighty duck species.
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Cotton-Top Tamarin

The Cotton-top Tamarin is native to the forests of Columbia
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Corn Snakes

Corn snakes are one of the most popular snakes to keep as pets
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Conures are a diverse group of large parakeets
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All about the large and majestic Cockatoo, mainly found in Australia.
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Chinchillas are generally considered to be pocket pets.
capuchin monkey

Capuchin Monkeys

All about the very clever Capuchin Monkeys.

Top 5 most popular Exotic Pets

Top 5 most popular Exotic Pets in South Africa that are completely legal to own. .
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All about that cute songbird, the Canary.

Blue-and-Yellow Macaw

All about the Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, a large South American Parrot.
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Eclectus Parrot

The diet of the eclectus in the wild consists of mainly fruits, wild figs, unripe nuts, flower and leaf buds, and some seeds. In captivity, they eat most fruits including. . .
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Blue Fronted Amazon

These parrots are capable of mimicking human speech and are noisy birds. When they were first discovered, they were called “Kriken”, which is French for "screechers." Like most parrots, these birds are monogamous and bond with one partner for life.
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Nestled high in the majestic Andes Mountains of South America, a creature roams
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The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae, which means "native to New Holland") is one of the largest birds in the world,
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Canadian Timber wolf

In the vast wilderness of Canada, a creature roams that embodies the spirit of the untamed wilderness—the Canadian Timber Wolf


The raccoon (Procyon Lotor), also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon,
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Sugar Glider

In the realm of exotic and fascinating creatures, the Sugar Glider, scientifically known as
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In the lush rainforests of Central and South America, a charismatic and elusive creature dwells—the Kinkajou.
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Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragons, scientifically known as Pogona, are a group of lizard species native to Australia.
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Ball Python

All about the Royal Python, also known as the Ball Python.

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