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Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

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Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby Laughing Hyena » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:17 am

Is there any species of Penguin that can be legally kept as a pet? I really want one!
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Re: Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:17 am

It's not that they are illegal to keep really it's that they are illegal to take from the wild and zoos sure wont sell them to you. Japan hasn't signed those treaties so they sometimes take them from the wild and sell, for LOTS of money but it's probably still not legal to buy one from Japan unless you can buy some that someone bred.
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Re: Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby Splashstorm » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:28 pm

I thought only the endangered species of penguins were illegal. Can't you still get other types?
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Re: Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby sarajeku » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:55 pm

You can own them, you just can't take them from the wild. Some sellers DO take them from the wild, so you have to be careful who you buy from.
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Re: Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby Ash » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:08 pm

I saw Chasing-tail has penguins. She mentions them on her website. :icon-wink:
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Re: Is it wrong that I want a pet Penguin?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:42 pm

Yeah not sure how she got them she is a small zoo but not AZA as she doesn't agree with some of their policies, like being against exotic pets, but she could have it if she wanted. She's not the average private zoo though.

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