Any successfully keeping these?

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  1. chikaboo

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    Any one successfully keeping these buggers long term ..... Lets poke at thee hornets nest a little:p

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    Aaah turtles...I want one! :)
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    I had one for year and a half. Had too set him free cause he was diging up all our plants in the tank. He was caught in one of the pools after heavy rain and I must say it had an amazing character (wasn't the species in the pic but it was a turtle non the less). Fed him chopped liver/heart and it even started to accept fishfood. It never attacked the fish. We had a big piece of wood in the tank and a piece of it was above the water line, he would love sitting there for a few hours a day basking in the CFL lights:lol:. It almost tripled in size in one year
     
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    Well they are on the black list and the fine is R100 000 and/or 10 years in jail. Best not to keep them
     
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    Strange ... pet shop says all paperwork in order ... selling for R600 ....
     
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    Interms of the Bio diversity act of 2004 and the Agricultural Pests act they are illegal.

    If you want to buy it make sure you have a permit for EACH animal you buy. Both a transport permit and a permit to own/house the animal.
     
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    Can I get a link to these Acts ... then can make sure with the pet shop coz I sure don't have 100K to throw away and I like to sleep next to my wife in my own bed and house ... not in a cell:lol:
     
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    You can search the various government website but here is the tail end of the current fish black list:

    Other
    List of Plant Species Not to be Imported​
    Azolla Spp Azolla
    Egeria Densa Pond Weed
    Myrophyllum Aquaticum Parrots Feather
    Salvinia Molesta Kariba Weed
    Pistia Stratiotes Water Lettuce
    Eichornia Crassipes Water Hyacinth
    All spp. Of Freshwater Crustaceans
    (Crabs, Prawns, Shrimps etc.)
    All spp. Of Terrapins and Turtles
    All spp. Of Amphibians, including Axolotls,​
    Newts, Salamanders and Frogs.
     
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    These are definately illegal, red eared sliders an invasive species.
    I had a South African species that I found walking on the main road a while back eventually took it to the zoo and when chatting to the guy their he told me for the one I had if you get caught with them you can get something like R10000 fine same as for tortoises but for that speices he said the fine is R100000.
     
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    cute buggers none the less
     
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