What lizards can you own in NZ?
There are few reptiles available to us here in New Zealand mainly the Blue Tongue Lizard, Bearded Dragon, Water Dragon and some Geckos.
Are lizards allowed as pets in NZ?
You must have a Wildlife Act authorisation to hold lizards. If you only want to hold certain common lizards in captivity, you can register for free to be covered under the General Authorisation. To apply to hold other species of lizards follow the same process as for interacting with wildlife.
What is the cheapest lizard you can buy?
Green Anoles are small, about 5-8 inches long, and have a shorter lifespan of three to six years. They tend to be very inexpensive, costing $10 or less. In summary, this is a great reptile for beginners who want to learn how to care for a lizard but do not want to handle them much.
How much do leopard geckos cost NZ?
The very cute little leopard geckos cost about the same, with a set up cost of around $500. Blue tongue skinks are another of the popular pet lizards, though there are rules around keeping these in Auckland due to their possible environmental impact.
Why are hamsters banned in New Zealand?
MPI explained it had not investigated the risks around hamsters unlike other pests and that this could be a lengthy process with no guarantees hamsters could live in NZ given the threat to native species. Taumaihiroa says, “Hamsters eat bugs and plants and seeds so they said don’t bring them here.
Can I own a monkey in New Zealand?
“It is illegal to keep monkeys in New Zealand and there’s no way these monkeys could be sold anywhere,” she said. Ms Esterhazy said there is still an illegal market for monkeys overseas, but it would be very tough to reach those markets from New Zealand.
Can you own a leopard gecko in New Zealand?
Exotic species are those not naturally occurring in New Zealand. Below is a list of commonly held exotics in New Zealand. Many of the species (including turtles, tortoises, the dragons, leopard geckos, and blue tongued skinks) live for up to 20 years or more, so require a serious long term commitment.
Can you own a tortoise in New Zealand?
Although tortoises are less common there are still a variety of species of tortoises that can be kept in New Zealand as pets including the Greek spur-thighed tortoise and the Hermans Tortoise. It is important to buy your turtle or tortoise from a reputable breeder or specialist pet shop.
Can I own a monkey in NZ?
“It is illegal to keep monkeys in New Zealand and there’s no way these monkeys could be sold anywhere,” she said.
Are there any pet lizards in New Zealand?
Blue tongue skinks are another of the popular pet lizards, though there are rules around keeping these in Auckland due to their possible environmental impact.
How to search for reptiles in New Zealand?
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Can you keep a lizard as a pet?
Keeping native lizards with an appropriate permit from the Department of Conservation has long been enjoyed by those hobbyists who are happy to keep their lizard pets at arm’s length.
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