Reptile numbers a growing concern in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 30th Oct, 2017 | 0

The growth in exotic pets has seen a rapid growth in many parts of the world and this is no exception here in Guernsey.

At the GSPCA we have seen a dramatic increase in reptiles in recent years.

Earlier this year saw the first ever Guernsey animal welfare prosecution with the 2012 legislation with an owner of a bearded dragon and 3 snakes who were found emaciated and dehydrated.

During 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 we would see between 1 and 3 reptiles a year of lizards and snakes at the GSPCA.