Provincial laws

The Saskatchewan laws regarding the keeping of reptiles, was written in 1985. The Laws reside in Section 13 of the Wildlife Act, available through the Saskatchewan Queens Printer. Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Managemanet (Serm), is the division that controls these laws.

They can be found in their enirety on line at:

The important part of the laws to reptile keepers is:

Licence not required
3 A person may hold in captivity, without a licence:
( a ) the following native wildlife species:
(i ) Reptilia (snakes) other than rattlesnakes, eastern yellow-bellied
racers, northern red-bellied snakes, eastern short-horned lizards or
turtles that have not been reared in captivity;
(ii) Amphibia (frogs, toads and salamanders);
(iii) Lagomorpha (rabbits and hares);
(iv) Insectivora (shrews and moles);
(v) Rodentia (rodents) other than ords kangaroo rat, red squirrels,
muskrats, beaver or black-tailed prairie dogs;
(vi) raccoons;
(vii) crows, magpies, cowbirds, blackbirds, grackles, starlings, English
sparrows and common pigeons; and
(viii) bison that have been reared in captivity; and
( b ) the following exotic wildlife species:
(i ) finches, macaws, budgies, parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, lovebirds,
peacocks, guinea fowl, turkeys, chukar partridges, bobwhite quail and
pheasants other than ring-necked pheasants;
(ii) guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters and ferrets;
(iii) lizards, crocodilians and snakes other than poisonous snakes or
snakes of the family Boidae (constrictors); and
(iv) frogs, toads, newts and salamanders; but is otherwise subject to
these regulations.


Import and export
13( 1 ) Any person importing or exporting wildlife or parts of wildlife shall obtain an import or export licence, as the case requires, pursuant to section 30 of the Act.
( 2 ) Notwithstanding subsection (1) but subject to subsection (3), a person who holds a valid licence pursuant to The Domestic Game Farm Animal Regulations may export domestic game farm animals without an export licence.

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