Publication - Independent report

Exotic pets - Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: interim report

Published: 3 Sep 2021

An interim report produced by the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission on exotic pets in Scotland.

Exotic pets - Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: interim report
Appendix IV - Exotic animals - Scottish SPCA welfare cases 2016-2020

Appendix IV - Exotic animals - Scottish SPCA welfare cases 2016-2020

This table shows numbers of animals received at Scottish SPCA animal welfare centres in the years 2016 – 2020, as described on receipt at the centres.

Snake
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
African House Snake - - - - 1 1
Boa Constrictor 11 8 6 6 8 39
Bullsnake 1 - - 1 - 2
Burmese Python - 1 2 - 1 4
Carpet Python 1 - 1 3 - 5
Colombian Rainbow Boa - - - - 1 1
Cornsnake 73 69 56 76 42 316
Garter 1 4 - - - 5
Hognose - - - 1 2 3
Japanese Rat Snake - - - - 1 1
Kingsnake 7 8 6 3 1 25
Mandarin Rat Snake - - - 1 1 2
Milk 3 3 5 7 - 18
Pine Snake - - - 1 - 1
Python - - 3 4 2 9
Rat 1 5 3 3 - 12
Reticulated Python 3 - - 10 - 13
Rosy Boa - - 1 - - 1
Royal Python 12 11 6 9 11 49
Taiwanese Beauty Rat - - - - 1 1
Western Hognose - 1 - 1 1 3
Total 113 110 90 126 72 511
Reptile
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
Bearded Dragon 36 27 30 32 20 113
Bosc Monitor Lizard 1 - 1 1 - 3
Chameleon 1 3 - 1 - 5
Common Lizard 1 1 1 1 - 4
Frilled Lizard 1 2 - - - 3
Gecko 23 24 18 15 4 84
Iguana 5 2 1 1 - 9
Lizard 1 7 1 9
Plated Lizard 1 - - - - 1
Turtle 6 3 - - 2 11
Uromastyx - 1 - - - 1
Water Dragon - - -- 1 2 3
Total 75 63 52 59 29 278
Terrapin
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
Map Turtle - 5 1 4 3 13
Mississippi Map Turtle 10 1 3 2 1 17
Musk Turtle - - 4 10 5 19
Red Eared Terrapin 4 3 2 3 1 13
Terrapin 51 34 39 17 9 150
Yellow Bellied Slider 69 36 17 25 19 166
Total 134 79 66 61 38 378
Tortoise
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
Hermann’s 8 10 10 8 5 41
Horsfield 12 18 17 18 6 71
Leopard 1 2 1 4
Other Tortoise - - 1 2 - 3
Red-footed Tortoise 1 2 3 - - 6
Spur Thighed 2 1 2 1 - 6
Total 24 32 36 27 12 131
Amphibians
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
African Clawed Frog 2 - 5 2 2 11
Axolotl 1 3 5 1 4 14
Common Frog 4 - 3 1 1 9
Common Lizard 1 - - - 1 2
Common Toad 4 1 1 - - 6
Green Tree Frog - - - 1 - 1
Newt - - 1 - - 1
Oriental Fire Bellied Toad 2 - - - - 2
Salamander 1 4 - - - 5
Total 15 8 15 5 8 51
Arachnid
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
Asian Chevron Earth Tiger Tarantula - - - 1 - 1
Bird Eating - - - - 1 1
Chilean Rose 1 - 1 2 1 5
Red Knee Tarantula - - 1 - - 1
Scorpion - - 1 1 - 2
Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula - - - - 1 1
Spider 2 2 6 1 1 12
Tarantula 3 3 16 - 3 25
Total 6 5 25 6 6 48
Gastropoda
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5yr total
Land Snail 2 4 - 24 8 38
Total 2 4 24 8 38
Pig
Kune Kune - - - 1 - 1
Pig 1 - 4 - 2 7
Pot Bellied 1 - - - - 1
Total 2 4 1 2 9
Grand Total 371 300 287 311 175 1,444

Contact

Email: SAWC.Secretariat@gov.scot