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Before deciding to adopt an exotic animal , it is essential to find out in detail about its characteristics and the care it needs. In this sense, it is advisable not to get carried away only by its unusual appearance, but to value any detail that is key to guarantee adequate attention. It is necessary to consider that the expenses, the responsibility and the procedures are greater when it comes to welcoming a less conventional pet.

Currently, there is no generic rule that regulates the possession of exotic animals as pets. Each country has its own powers to legislate on this matter and, therefore, not all regions are allowed to have the same types of species at home; each species has a region in which it is best adapted.

In Spain, Law 42/2007 on Natural Heritage and Biodiversity applies. Said legislation regulates the prevention and control of invasive alien species, as well as the permitted uses of animals considered exotic. In addition, in the adoption of exotic animals, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) must also be taken into account, which establishes the limits that must be respected regarding possession and illicit activities in relation to some species.

It is very important to never purchase an exotic animal over the Internet or from a private seller without first checking that all permits are in order. This type of infraction can be the origin of a crime of illegal trafficking of species . Along with this, it should also be taken into account that not all exotic animals can be kept as pets.
Considering these factors, the documentation required to adopt an exotic pet is as follows:

  • Before the animal arrives at its new home, an export permit must be obtained from the country of origin.
  • When the above document has been obtained, another import permit must be obtained from the future owner’s country of residence. On the CITES website you can download all the documents to carry out this procedure.
  • It is also necessary to have a certificate that varies according to the type of animal and the use that is going to be made of it (pet in the private sphere or itinerant exhibition). It is the CITES EU certificate that authorizes the purchase and acquisition of exotic species.

The procedures to adopt an exotic animal legally can be somewhat complicated. Therefore, therefore, adopting it has some advantages . The protectors and associations are specialized in the care of less conventional species. As a general rule, in these centers it is possible to comply with all the procedures in a simpler way, by filling in a form and accrediting that all the required requirements are met.

Finally, in addition to having the necessary permits, it is essential to take out insurance for exotic animals tailored to the pet. We must not forget that to access this type of policy it is essential to have all the documentation in order, since, in case of not complying with the law and current agreements, the company is not responsible for the damages suffered by the animal for any reason or civil liability to third parties.

It is very important to never purchase an exotic animal over the Internet or from a private seller without first checking that all permits are in order. This type of infraction can be the origin of a crime of illegal trafficking of species . Along with this, it should also be taken into account that not all exotic animals can be kept as pets.

It is necessary to consider that the expenses, the responsibility and the procedures are greater when it comes to welcoming a less conventional pet into account that not all exotic animals.

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