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Posted by Corey Sawyer on April 27, 2003 at 06:44:43:
In Reply to: Monkey tail Skink - CITES questions. posted by icequeen on April 21, 2003 at 23:14:34:
They are appendix II. Without knowing the true origin, and having proof of the origin, its nearly impossible to get the cites export permits for them (atleast here).
:Can someone please explain to me the difference between schedule one and schedule two.
:I have a prehensile tailed skink...that I rescued from a pet shop.
:They claimed she is wild caught. I continued to go into the pet shop for about three weeks before I could stand it no longer and had to bring her home.
:She has gone through some bad sheds, and has lost many toes...she only has 2.5 left on both front feet combined.
:Anyway...over the three weeks that I was going in and checking on her...the shop's story changed. NOW she's all of sudden been brought in by a previous owner, who supposedly kept her on carpet fibre, and that's why her toes have come off.
:Frankly, I don't believe a word they tell me...I can SEE the bands of skin still on her toes!
:And I wonder if they know that there are some restrictions on how they acquire these animals.
:I live in Canada...I'm wondering what it would take to get her across the border into the U.S when I don't know the TRUE origins of the skink.