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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 16, 2022 02:12 PM
From: Representative David H. Zimmerman
To: All House members
Subject: Hedgehogs and Sugar Gliders – Ownership or Possession of “Pocket Pets” (Prior HB 769 – 21/22 Session)
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 consider cosponsoring this piece of legislation.

Previous cosponsors HB 769, (2021-2022): Lewis, Rowe, Hershey

Introduced as HB567