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Pet Shops

You need a licence to sell pet animals, both through a pet shop or over the Internet.

Eligibility criteria

You must not be disqualified from keeping a pet shop.

You must also ensure that:

  • Animals will be kept in suitable accommodation (temperature, size, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness)
  • Adequate food and drink will be provided to the animals and they will be visited at suitable intervals.
  • Any mammalian animals will not be sold too young
  • Steps are taken to prevent the spread of diseases
  • Adequate fire and emergency provisions are in place.

Conditions are attached to licences to ensure compliance with the above.

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