4" Law Question

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TortieLuver

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Hello Everyone! :cool: I have done some research on the 4 inch law. It sounds like this applies to pet stores, but what about individual sellers? I know I bought my first two Sulcatas when they were only 2 inches. How do you guys perceive the law to be? Also, does anyone know of a good site to research tortoise laws from state to state, as they can be different? Thanks
 

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As long as the person selling the turtles or tortoises doesn't have a business, than they are all set. There are a few loop holes to let businesses sell them under 4 inches, like export, education, scientific purposes.
I know kingsnake has a state laws forum.

Danny
 

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I buy my under 4 inch tortoise from a pet store for scientific purpose only. Yah right.
 

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When I was like 12-13 I had my science teacher write me a note for a baby red eared slider, LOL!!! Not kidding. We kept it in the classroom and observed it for awhile, but then it went home with because it was mine ;)
 

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We homeschool some of our kids - so all our pets are for educational purposes :)
 

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chad, i love it! i just use the excuse that everyone on my husband's side of the family teaches, so my tortoises visit their classrooms and get a lesson on awareness... ;)

but that's really interesting danny, i did not know that part about it not being a business... what constitutes as a business? like if you make a profit you have a business, or if you have like a certified state recognized business?
 
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