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Tortoises available in India other than Indian star tortoise

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by genetic_code, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. genetic_code

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    Hey! Can we get tortoises other than Indian star here? At pet shops? Or can we get them shipped through any websites from any other country.
    I love keeping tortoises and want to look for more of them
    Help will be appreciated.
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    They are banned in India. What you can get at pet shops is: Red Eared Slider turtle
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    I thought only native species were banned like Indian stars. Are species like sulcata, cherry head, leopard etc also banned?
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    The legal stand on non-native species is unclear to me. Time and again you see on Indian media, when some celebrity poses with an exotic pet, that they have been charged. So that's what has me come to the conclusion.

    It would be interesting if someone with the time, could vet it out in the judiciary and get a fresh judgement. To me, it looks all grey.
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