Category: Pet Policy

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Temporary ban on live chicken adverts

We have placed a temporary ban on all live chicken trading on our site. This comes after the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries has placed a general ban on the sale of live...

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Cat-lovers: Beware the latest kitten scam!

It has come to our attention that another unscrupulous kitten scam is doing the rounds, and this one is quickly spreading. According to the Southern Africa Cat Council (SACC) scammers are using legitimate, registered...

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Tarantulas and Wolf Spiders

While some people are scared of spiders, others find them an ideal and very interesting pet. Due to their increasing popularity as pets, their numbers are decreasing very fast. Owing to this demand for...

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Wolves in South Africa

Although wolves are not indigenous to Africa, there are a few of them around. Wolves are being used by misguided breeders to crossbreed with dogs to become ‘better guard dogs’. Wolves are naturally very...

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Tortoises, terrapins and turtles as pets

Many people wonder what the difference between turtles, tortoises and terrapins are. Turtles are sea-dwelling species of the superorder Chelonia, while tortoises refer to the land-dwelling species. Terrapin is used to describe several species...

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Hedgehogs and porcupines as pets

The native South African hedgehog (also called the Cape hedgehog) is an endangered species and is protected. It is illegal to keep a Cape hedgehog as a pet. While individuals may rehabilitate injured or...