Banned Turtles

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Stilley
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Banned Turtles

Post by Stilley » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have a list of banned turtles, or soon to be banned for the UK?

Thanks
1.1.0 Trachemys scripta scripta
1.1.0 Sternotherus carinatus
1.1.0 Ocadia sinensis
1.1.0 Graptemys ouchitensis ouchitensis
0.1.0 Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica

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Re: Banned Turtles

Post by Neil » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Sorry for the slow reply!

As far as I'm aware the only species are banned are the red eared slider, and painted ssp. (midland, southern, eastern, western) with no further plans to ban anything unless snappers end up on DWA.

Any specific reason for the question, or just interest? Oddly enough they aren't banned for breeding or sale, just for import.
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: Banned Turtles

Post by Stilley » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Thanks,

I was looking at breeding my yellow bellies, but didn't want to end up with illegal hatchlings!
1.1.0 Trachemys scripta scripta
1.1.0 Sternotherus carinatus
1.1.0 Ocadia sinensis
1.1.0 Graptemys ouchitensis ouchitensis
0.1.0 Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica

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Re: Banned Turtles

Post by Neil » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm

They're certainly fairly willing to breed providing you have a suitable group, conditions, and laying area, however you have to consider what you would do with the hatchlings. They would be completely legal, however unless you have a very large tank or pond then even a couple more yellow bellies when grown are going to be too much, they aren't exactly profitable to sell because they are so common, and there are so many already looking for homes that it's unlikely that you'd even be able to give them away.

How many do you currently have, how old are they, and what were your plans for wanting to breed them?
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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