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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 15, 2019 02:21 PM
From: Representative David H. Zimmerman
To: All House members
Subject: Hedgehogs and Sugar Gliders - Ownership or Possession of “Pocket Pets”
In the near future, I will introduce legislation which would allow for the ownership or possession of certain “pocket pets,” namely hedgehogs and sugar gliders, to be kept as pets in Pennsylvania.

Currently in Pennsylvania, hedgehogs and gliders are not listed as exempt exotic animals in the Game Commission’s statute. The Game Commission supports exempting these animals from the statute to allow the citizens of Pennsylvania to have them as pets. Almost every other state in the nation allows these harmless tiny creatures (similar to a gerbil, hamster, etc.) to be kept as pets.

Please join me in sponsoring this piece of legislation.

Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HB2347