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Wildlife as Pets:
Section 6 of the Wildlife
Act allows the Director of Wildlife to determine which wildlife species
may be imported into Nova Scotia and the rules for keeping wildlife species,
both native and exotic, as pets or in captivity. Generally the
Department discourages keeping native wildlife species as pets.
For all other species, whether they naturally occur in the province or not, an import permit is
required to bring them into Nova Scotia and a captive wildlife permit is required to keep them in captivity or as pets.
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