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.