a. (1) Because the possession of wildlife in accordance with Section 379.3761, F.S., is commercial in nature any person permitted to possess wildlife per Section 379.3761, F.S., except hobbyist possessors of Class III wildlife, shall demonstrate consistent and sustained commercial activity in the form of exhibition or sale of such authorized wildlife. Such information shall be verifiable by Commission personnel through inspections. For each additional bird, increase perimeter by 25 percent. (d) Group IV - Crocodiles, gavials, alligators, caimans, komodo dragons. (b) For permittees where the facility is located out of state, the provisions of this subsection shall apply when such permittee is in travel status with venomous reptiles or reptiles of concern. Adopted Aug. 1, 1979; Amended June 22, 1980, June 4, 1981; Transferred from 39-9.03; Amended June 21, 1982; Transferred from 39-6.05; Amended May 10, 1987, Feb. 1, 1998; Transferred from 39-6.005; Amended Aug. 27, 2009. For up to two birds, a cage 4 feet by 4 feet, 6 feet high. a. For up to 5 birds, a cage 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet. Such expenses shall be paid by said permittee, owner, or possessor upon any conviction or finding of guilt of a criminal or noncriminal violation, regardless of adjudication or plea entered, of any provision of Chapter 379 or 828, F.S., or rules of the Commission, or if such violation is disposed of under Section 921.187, F.S. Most pet sales regulations are at the state level, while the federal Animal Welfare Act applies more to animals used for research, exhibition, and transport. b. 4. Forms may be obtained by submitting a request to: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, or at www.myfwc.com/permits . For one or two animals, a cage or enclosure 4 feet by 3 feet, 3 feet high. (I) For one animal, an enclosure of sufficient size to permit moving and turning both on a dry area and in a pool of water, the water being of sufficient depth to permit submersion. 3. The exhibitor shall fully comply with all laws of the state and rules of the commission governing the capturing, keeping, possessing or exhibiting of venomous reptiles. Wild cattle; forest, woodland and aridland antelope; and similar species of non-native hoofstock (family Bovidae). For each additional animal, increase the cage by 25 percent of original floor area. The possessor shall indemnify and save harmless the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for payment of all expenses relative to the capture, transport, boarding, veterinary care, or other costs associated with or incurred due to seizure or custody of Class I wildlife. For one or two animals, a paddock enclosing 800 square feet, 8 feet high. For each additional animal, increase cage size by 25 percent of original floor area. Class II wildlife: The facility shall not be constructed on less than two and one-half (2 1/2) acres. (e) Any licensed corporation applying for a permit or authorized to possess Class I or Class II wildlife must have qualified personnel responsible for the care of such wildlife. Gibbons and siamangs that are not less than four (4) months of age: no maximum poundage or age limit; V. Incidental contact with other Class I wildlife must be approved in writing by the Commission prior to the use of the wildlife for incidental contact with the public. 13, 1988, Dec. 19, 1989, July 1, 1990, Apr. 3. One of these references must be licensed by the commission for venomous reptiles of the same family for which the applicant is seeking authorization or a representative of a professional organization or governmental institution. Any licensed corporation authorized to do business in Florida may apply for a permit or other authorization to possess venomous reptiles. Source. History-New 1-1-08, Amended 1-8-08, 8-27-09, 8-26-10.