Iguanas & 15 Other Invasive Reptiles Will Be Banned In Florida


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved a new ban on the sale, ownership and breeding of 16 invasive reptiles, including tegus and green iguanas.

The commission voted to move the animals to a prohibited list as of Thursday.

Those who already own the species will be allowed to keep their pets as long as they get a no-cost permit.

Pet owners will also have 180 days to meet new regulations that they properly cage the reptiles with a concrete enclosure, if they're being kept outdoors.

Zoos and trapping organizations will be exempt from the ban.

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