You will need to comply with the South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals if you intend to trade companion animals in the course of business or for profit or reward.
The purpose of these standards and guidelines is to ensure animal welfare standards are met in the trade and supply of companion animals, and the proper conduct of sellers.
Companion animals includes any animal normally traded through wholesale or retail, including:
- rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents
- amphibians and reptiles.
The standards and guidelines do not apply to fish, animals kept for drafting purposes or for food, and animals found or given away.
The standards and guidelines set out the responsibilities and requirements of trading companion animals, including with respect to:
- food and water
- health and hygiene
- housing and transport
- record keeping
- transfer of ownership.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.