Is it legal to keep turtle as pet in India?
I am from West Bengal, India and for long wanted to keep a turtle. If its ok to keep turtle, where can i buy one..? Galif street, kolkata ?
you may keep turtle.i think you can keep RES turtle.but you can't find it at gallif market.
you may contact with some reputed LFS owners of kolkata.
i think its not possible to keep turtle with other fishes that i have.. like loaches, sharks, remi rosy n golden remi, leopard cat..
can u give me some idea abt keeping turtles.. i tried reading on internet.. but m not getting any clear info..
though one info common everywhere is that they make d water dirty.. really dirty..
Turtles also eat fish.
Its legal to keep most of the Turtles in India in captivity(at home).Yeah If you want to keep Turtles,I would have to say it calls for bigger spaces every now & then,as they <email> most of their lives in water,thus it calls for larger aquariums every now & then with fewer fishes.They grow quite quickly.....finally they land up in your bathroom in tubs.I am not trying to put you off friend , but it is a difficult proposition as you go forward.I would rather suggest Tortoises,but only a few species are legally permitted in India.
you need to provide a basking area for the turtles.i think you cannot keep turtles in normal tanks,you need to have a tank which has a partition for water and a basking area.people use UV lights for the turtles to bask.dont keep fishes along with turtles as they will become a source of food for the turtles.commercially available turtle foods are available in the markets.achintya is right only red eared slider(RES) turtles are allowed to keep beacuse they are not native species.they originate in the south american waters.only the native species are illegal to keep in India.in kolkata you can get native turtles from galiff st market and some other pet stores but for RES turtle you have to try it from the reputed sellers.
i have seen my LFS owner in making turtle tanks.turtle tanks are different from the normal aquariums.if you are really interested i can provide his phone number.you can contact him or visit his shop for futher details.he can give a brief idea about the upkeep of the turtles.his shop is in jadavpur.
It will be great if you can give me his no.
I'd like to talk to him n also visit his shop (as i'll b going to kolkata next week) before i take any decision. Till now everyone told me its very hard.. i already have a 50 gallon n a couple of 1 gallon tanks for bettas.. one more tank n my parents will be throwing ME out of the house..
i have provided the number via PM.kindly check it.by the way where are you from?
Thanks a lot..
I am frm Kharagpur..
hello saibal i am also looking for a turtle supplier as well as someone who can build a tank for me .I am from kolkata west bengal and since you said jadavpur its close to my sister's house .Could you please tell me his number as well and how should i talk to him?
i have send you a PM.kindly check with it.
thnx and i have sent u another one waiting response
i have replied to your response.check your inbox.
Hi i am grom garia. can u provide me the LFS contact number or his address
i want to buy a turtle plzz give me the shop owners numbers
hello saibal can i too get the dealers number ! i am from mumbai and i want a 40-50 gallon tank for my turtles ! do u suggest me to take a bigger tank for 2 RES turtles??
I think it is illegal.
Please read this document. http://wccb.gov.in/AR08.pdf
EXTRACTS FROM ITC (HS) Classification of Export & Import Items
(1st Sept. 2004 - 31st March 2009)
SECTION - 1
LIVE ANIMALS, ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Reptiles (including snakes and turtles) Restricted
I am looking for Turtle in Pune, how much it would cost and if you can share some numbers.
u should have complete knowledge before posting !! only national turtles are are illegal to keep
please can u send me the phone number of the person who sells turtles in kolkata....ilive in jadavpur
i want to keep turtles a home as pets....only the ones which are legal to keep as pets please send me an email....
my number is anindya......the above post was also posted by me.....please saibal forward the number of turtle dealers in jadavpur
I am from Kolkata. I have asked my cousin from vishakapatam to get me a couple of turtles. Is it legal to keep them at home ??? or is there any specific family of tortoise we can keep ??? Please reply me ASAP. Also will be grateful if you could send me any vendor's info from kolkata who deals with tortoise and tanks for them...
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red eared slider turtle are allowed in India.... but whether u can bring it from Russia or not u have 2 check with customs....
if anyone need red ear slider tutle (juvenile) and Red Bellied Piranha... PM me...
Viper are you sure it is legal? I adopted 2 RES from a friend who was moving out of India. Recently I shifted to a new flat and landlord is saying he will not allow turtles as they are illegal. So pleace if I can get NoC from some where ??? Please reply its very urgent
shikha fr ur info only wild caught indian turtle are not allowed .. RES originates from south America and are largely breed all over the world for keeping as pet ... the ones which u get in India are either imported frm Singapore or breed in Farms locally...
Thank u Viper... But are u aware of any place from where I can get the NOC for this?