Other Species (Rabbits, Rodents, Reptiles and Amphibians)

General Information

Federal law bans the sale of live turtle eggs and live turtles with a shell length less than 4 inches. There are exemptions for genuine scientific, educational, or exhibition purposes. The seller or distributor must provide the purchaser with the turtle sale requirements handout.

State law prohibits the importation or release of San Juan rabbits.

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Coming into Michigan from Another State (import)
No entry permit is required for interstate importation into Michigan

  1. Nonnative domestic rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  2. Reptiles and amphibians being imported to a registered Michigan aquaculture facility must meet state aquaculture importation requirements.
  3. Check local ordinances for any further regulations that may apply.

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Exhibition (Show, fair demonstration or display) Requirements

  1. There are no specific requirements for nonnative domestic rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians moving within the state for exhibition.                                      
  2. Nonnative Domestic Rabbits, Rodents, Reptiles and Amphibians being imported from out of state for Exhibition:
  • Nonnative domestic rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  • Check local ordinances for any further regulations that may apply.
  1. Contact the exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

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Moving within Michigan (intrastate)

There are no specific requirements for intrastate movement.

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Leaving Michigan to go to Another State (export)

Please contact the state of destination.  Contact information can be found at http://bit.ly/StateAHO.        

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International Movement

Please visit USDA’s pet travel website

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