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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by raven24, 7 Aug 2019.

  1. raven24

    raven24 New Member

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    Can anybody plz tell me if there is a way to have a raven as a pet in new zealand? Info on the net is kinda weak, and if not allowed as a pet, is there any places that can legally have ravens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    No, you cannot have a raven as a pet in New Zealand. There are none in the country and they cannot be imported.

    You can have a pet Australian Magpie though. And you could have a pet Rook if you had a permit because they are considered a pest species.
     
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  3. raven24

    raven24 New Member

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    Was wondering if anyone can tell me how i would go about getting a magpie for a pet. I cant have a raven in nz but i was told magpies are fine to have as a pet. Any help would be good, ive tried the spca, bird shelters, and all they say is they are wild and they cant and wont help, i would like to get a baby magpie if possible.
     
  4. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Are your magpies a native species, or are they an introduced Australian species in N.Z. If native, you would probably need a permit to keep one. Probably not the best of pets!
     
  5. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    You would need to take a chick from a nest and handraise it. But you would need to know how to raise a chick, which I suspect you don't have any experience with. If you don't know what you're doing you will just end up with a dead magpie. It would be best to just forget the idea.

    Also magpies aren't very common around Wellington, so you'd probably have a hard job finding a nest in the first place, and magpies are extremely aggressive in defence of their nests so if you try to take one of their chicks you will be damaged.
     
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