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Animals allowed for sale

The following animals are allowed for sale in pet shops: 

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Mice
  • Chinchillas

Under the Wildlife Act, a person must not offer for sale or sell any wildlife except with the Director-General, Wildlife Management’s written approval to do so. Subject to the conditions listed below, the following wildlife species are approved by the Director-General to be sold or offered for sale at pet shops:

  • Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans)
  • All birds except for birds which are prescribed as protected wildlife species
  • All fish except piranhas and fish which are prescribed as protected wildlife species
  • Land hermit crabs (Coenobita rugosus)
  • Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)
  • Green tree frogs (Litoria caerulea)
  • American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus)
  • Crab-eating frogs (Fejervarya cancrivora)
  • Malayan box turtles (Cuora amboiensis)
  • Tubifex worms (Tubifex tubifex)
  • Blood worms (Chironomidae and Glycera spp.)
  • Daphnia (Daphnia spp. and Monia spp.)
  • Sea monkeys (Artermia spp.)
  • House crickets (Acheta domesticus)
  • Mediterranean two-spot crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus)
  • Mealworms and superworms (Tenebrio molitor and Zohobas moria)
  • Black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens)
  • Earthworms
  • Sarong worms (Diopatra neapolitana)
  • Microworms (Panagrellus spp.)

 

NParks is currently reviewing the species of aquatic invertebrates that are approved by the Director-General to be sold or offered for sale, and will update the list in due course.

 

Conditions:

  • The pet shop must be licensed under the Animals and Birds Act and comply with all conditions of the licence thereunder.
  • The pet shop must have a CITES permit or Certificate of Origin in respect of the wildlife which is listed in the CITES Appendices.