Keeping venomous snakes as pets


Snakes are a protected species in the Northern Territory (NT).

This is a guide on keeping venomous snakes in the NT. 

It includes information on permits, the three categories of venomous snakes and housing, feeding and caring for a snake in captivity.

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Last updated: 12 January 2016

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