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cueball8
Posted: January 03, 2007 12:00 pm
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does anyone here know how i would go about getting a DWA licence? I dont want to get it just yet but i was thinking that maybe in the future like 6-12 months or so once ive got some experience keeping/breeding some of the more aggressive spiders/scorpions i would like to get some of the more dangerous stuff like deathstalkers and funnelwebs etc.
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Phil Rea
Posted: January 03, 2007 12:11 pm
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You'll need a DWA licence for each species, a vet's visit (which you pay for), and will have to pay a variable fee (depending on your local authority), assuming the vet's happy.

Contact your local council for DWA licence details. My local council charges 146 per year for a licence smile.gif

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Posted: January 03, 2007 12:45 pm
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Hi. Before you even think of getting a DWA licence check your bank balance. You not only have to pay your fee but also two visits are needed, one from your local council officer and one from an independent assessor (vet usually) to assess your premises for suitability. help.gif When you've paid for these you then have to provide insurance cover for yourself and any other individual who may be harmed by your pet on an ongoing basis. Then, if all is approved (you won't get your money back if its not fing.gif ) you pay your fee each year, buy your pet (including shipping costs) and pay for keeping it. whip.gif I am not sure if you have to pay for your antivenom to be kept, I presume, at your local hospital or infirmary or whether the NHS will cover this. Sorry to be so blunt but thats how it is in this country. cry.gif Try www.defra.gov.uk for more info. goodluck.gif


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Posted: January 03, 2007 01:05 pm
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No council visit was required by my authority, only a vet's one who would provide a report which was sent to the council to issue (or not) the DWA licence depending on the vet's conclusions


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Posted: January 03, 2007 02:32 pm
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i wasnt expecting it to be easy or cheap i just wasnt sure how to go about getting it, i only want 2 animals wich need them anyway a deathstalker scorpion or maybe 2 and either a sydney funnelweb or an australian redback.


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Posted: January 03, 2007 02:57 pm
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Oh, and it's a yearly fee too. So you'll need two, and you'll need to renew them every year (prob won't require a vet's visit on renewal though).

Check with your council how much they charge, as the fees vary widely.


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Posted: January 03, 2007 06:58 pm
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this helpful to me to as although it wont be for atleast 10 years i want to get a few lactrodectus and some various others. maybe a cobra. i just hope cost ggoes down abit or i will need a good job.


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Posted: February 09, 2007 03:21 pm
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you could get false widows false water cobras macrothele


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Posted: March 25, 2007 08:08 pm
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ok heres what i know on this. my bro had to get dwa as we live in n.i and dwa was eventually brought in here. contact your local council office they will point you in right direction. one license covders ALL his snakes, it cost 80 notes for the year, he had to take out a public liability insurance that cost 190 for the year and covers him for any 5 snake, excluding any spitter as this is a bigger risk and would cost more. i dont know what he payed for his 1 vet visit. but all in all it was alot cheaper than he had expected. so it would do no harm to .look into it


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