CBW permits

fitz12

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How hard is it to get the CBW permit for radiated tortoises? I'm looking into getting a couple but live in a state where there aren't any breeders.
 

deadheadvet

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https://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-41.pdf
This is the application form. Fee is 200$ for 5 years.
Not that hard. You need to provide pictures of your indoor and outdoor housing. Any success breeding other species.
There are enough people on this forum that can be a reference w/ their CBW number to put on the application.
You also need to explain that you are doing this for genetic diversity and conservation of the species. Can take 3-6 months to get approval.
 

Sterant

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I've looked around and I don't see a newer form. All of the links on the various sites lead to this expired form. You could call the USFWS and ask if its OK to use the expired form. I renewed mine in 2016 so I didn't run into this problem.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
703/358-2104 or 800/358-2104
e-mail: [email protected]
 

8james8

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As long as you can provide a plan for indoor and outdoor car. Demonstrate the experience to care for, breed, and follow policy and guideline - you habe a good chance.

Follow up often and be polite.
 

ohiohomestead

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Appreciate it.
Have worked with F&W before on on plants but never animals. Past experience is that spring and summer take a bit longer then winter for us up north on permits.
 

coastal

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Oops they forgot to include the fee price, but in past its been $200 I'm sure this will be updated again soon...
 
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