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Regs governing Gaboon vipers... ?

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Posted by: babysdaddy at Tue Feb 17 19:15:11 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by babysdaddy ]  
   

Hi yall. I'm a keeper of herps for 20 years. I've never advocated the keeping of venomous(hot) species by the average person. But since I've returned to keeping herps, I've come to find out about the plight of many tropical and sub-tropical species. One in particular is the Gaboon (as well as the Rhinoceros viper).
I donate regularly to conservation orgs., but I would like to do more. I figured that, given particular my particular experience/expertise (... in keeping herps), broadening the gene pool base of at least this one species is a good thing.
Now, before anyone objects to (or bolsters) my decision, I am reasonably aware (... for a long time herp keeper)of the differences in keeping harmless -vs- HOT species. I am ALSO NOT a kid looking for a thrill or some other such ridiculous motive. My motive is simply, to do as much as I can to safeguard against further loss of genetic diversity of life on OUR planet. So I would like to find out more about this species as much about the regulations regarding their keeping (i.e. federal and state{NY & SC}). I insist upon locking cages and secure HOT room procedures (secure locking door limiting access/escape w/ a viewing window. Having said all that, I would appreciate any constructive advice on their keeping. Thanks guys.


   

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