Announcement: On January 3, 2014 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts changed the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR’s) to reflect the de-regulation of the following species of reptiles that are now legal to keep, breed, sell and trade in Massachusetts without a permit requirement.
- Emerald tree boa - Corallus caninus
- Green tree python - Morelia viridis
- The Family Chamaeleonidae (all Chameleons)
- Spiny-tailed monitor lizard - Varanus acanthurus
Massachusetts Reptile Expo requires all vendors and exhibitors to be in full compliance with state and federal regulations. As a result, the following animals are NOT allowed to be sold or displayed at the expo:
- Reticulated python Python reticulatus
- Rock python, Python sebae
- All Anaconda species Eunectes
- All monitor lizards Varanidae (with the exception of Varanus acanthurus - Spiny-tailed monitor lizard)
- All crocodilians
- All venomous reptiles.
- Turtles and tortoises under 4 inches long
- Live mammals or birds, except eyes closed feeder rats & mice.
For a complete List checkout the NEHS Commonwealth of Massachusetts Restricted Herptiles List.