I just lost an exotic I owned. Before buying him, I was told by the state no permits were needed. Recently he escaped, and was confescated. They tell me I needed a special permit. From what I've been told, I have no way of getting him back. I just read in the news that hes lost alot of weight. Anyways, I wish you the best of luck getting your babies back. I hope it turns out better for you than it did me.