A Wildlife or Fish Importation Permit is required from the Commissioner before any species not listed as “unrestricted” is transported or brought into the State of Maine.
A Wildlife or Fish Possession Permit is required from the Commissioner before any fish or wildlife species regulated by the State, and not listed as “unrestricted,” is taken, possessed, or held in captivity. “Wildlife” means any species of the animal kingdom, except fish, that is wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity.
Maine Law states that a person may not take and possess snakes or turtles from the wild for export, sale, or commercial purposes. [12 MRSA, §12159]
http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/human ... icted.html
Listed Species: The following species of fish and wildlife, including tropical fish and invertebrates, do not require an importation permit or possession permit, and may be traded by commercial pet shops, pursuant to Title 12 MRSA, Subchapter 15 and Department Regulations Chapter 2.3, 7.01, and 7.04.
Common Name Scientific Name
Gerbils Gerbillus spp.
Hamsters Mesocricetus suratus var.
Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus var.
Mice Mus musculus var.
Mouse Acomys cahirinus
African Spiny Acomys cahirinus
Rats Rattus norvegicus var.
Guinea Pigs Cavia porcellus
Chinchilla Chinchilla laniger
Common Ferret Mustela putorious furo.
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps
Degus Octodon degu
Full list includinfg non-mammal species at above link.
Rules for Importation, Possession, Propagation, Rehabilitation, and Exhibition of Wildlife
https://www1.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/09 ... 7c007.docx
Includes a need for Emergency Plan and caging requirements sanitation and such, should you get the permit to posses, plan is need in advance to get permit.
17. Foxes, jackals, and others of similar size and habits
a. Number or size - 1 pair.
b. Cage size - 8’ long x 4’ wide x 6’ high.
c. Accessories - 1 shelf 18" wide x 3’ high x 4’ long is required. A den or nest box area is also required.
For a list of state regulations. Always contact your state department to verify legality! We do not make claims to this list being accurate though we strive for it to be. Changes in laws happen more frequently than we can keep up with and your regulators may interpret the law differently than we did.
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