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Sugar Gliders Legal in Georgia?
Sugar Gliders Legal in Georgia?
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Jun 12 2009
02:43:07 AM
I've seen a lot of posts regarding the legality of owning Sugar Gliders as pets in the state of Georgia.

In looking for the answer to this question, I came across this website and this is what was said:

georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=6&txtPage=3

Keeping Georgia Wildlife as Pets
Exotic Animals

The animals listed below are examples of the exotic species regulated under Georgia Law. The Department should be consulted before any exotic animals which are not normally domesticated in Georgia are acquired. Hybrids or crosses between any combination of domestic animals, wildlife, or regulated wild animals and all subsequent generations are regulated in Georgia and may not be held without a license. The exotic species listed below, except where otherwise noted, may not be held as pets in Georgia. This list is not all inclusive.

* Marsupials (wallabies, kangaroos, sugar gliders, etc.); all specie

Note: Sugar gliders are legal as pets if the owner possesses valid documentation that the animal originated from a source inspected and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture.


etc....

Am I right in assuming that you can own a Sugar Glider in the state of Georgia as long as you can show proof that you bought it from someone who is inspected and regulated by the USDA?

I know the pet stores here where I am are regulated and inspected, but is this the case elsewhere?

I'm curious, anyone have any input?
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Jun 12 2009
03:11:59 AM
our2girlz Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit our2girlz's Photo Album United States 2362 Posts
Thats what it sounds like to me.
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Jun 12 2009
06:03:10 AM
leahburk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit leahburk's Photo Album USA 1192 Posts
Yes, just like in pennsylvania they ask you to get a permit to own them. So as long as they know you they can blame if something happens you can havce one. I like this is boggus!
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Jun 12 2009
09:11:22 AM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Pennsylvania is no longer giving out new permits though. You don't need a permit in GA..just documentation you purchased from a USDA licensed breeder. Some vets won't see them w/o documentation either. There are some members from GA that do have vets on here and others that drive out of state.
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Jun 12 2009
06:11:00 PM
PW Face Hugger Visit PW's Photo Album 559 Posts
Thanks for the information, I live in NY but this seems to be a major debate, lol and I was curious
Sugar Gliders Legal in Georgia?

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