Why are hamsters banned in New Zealand?
Furthermore, are hamsters illegal in NZ?
Hamsters are not present in New Zealand. When spoken to by Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty staff, she initially said she had a guinea pig named Hamster.
Also Know, why should I not get a hamster? Since hamsters have poor eyesight, they can be very nervous around humans until they learn to trust them. A scared hamster can bite a child, cause scratch injuries and even hurt itself by attempting to jump out a child's grasp. A hamster jumping out a child's hand can injure itself landing on the floor.
Keeping this in view, what pets are illegal in NZ?
Other pets that cannot be imported into New Zealand are:
- guinea pigs (except from Australia)
- mice and rats (except laboratory animals)
- snakes and other reptiles (except some reptiles for zoos).
Is it legal to own a monkey in New Zealand?
"It is illegal to keep monkeys in New Zealand and there's no way these monkeys could be sold anywhere," she said. Ms Esterhazy said there is still an illegal market for monkeys overseas, but it would be very tough to reach those markets from New Zealand.