Mr. Vanity Klaw
June 14, 2012 10:05 PM Subscribe
Is it legal to own this guy
in California? And how the heck can I find one?
posted by mykescipark to Pets & Animals (4 answers total)
Consider this mostly a thought experiment for the time being, but I'd still like to know the realities of the situation.
I've recently become enamored of land crabs such as cardisoma carnifex
, cardisoma armatum
, cardisoma guanhumi
, etc. I've begun informally researching the question of owning a (smaller-sized) one as a pet, but I can't get a fix on how legal this might be in California. They don't appear to be on the restricted exotic species list, but at the same time, I can't find any online vendors selling crabs larger than your average tiny fish-tank variety.
Can anyone with practical knowledge and/or superior Google skills get a fix on this for me?