Hawaii’s Animal Quarantine Laws
One of the many benefits of your new home in paradise is that Hawai’i is rabies-free. If you are just starting to plan a move and pets are part of your plan, you will definitely need to take a moment to review the rules and regulations associated with animal quarantine. Generally, pets are quarantined for 120 days, but efforts taken prior to your relocation could make your pet eligible for the “5 Days or Less” alternative.
Certain animals are prohibited from living on O’ahu altogether including alligators, bulbuls, coconut crabs, electric catfishes, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters, hermit crabs, land snails. lion fishes, lories. monk parakeets, piranhas, snakes. snapping turtles and toucans.
Hawaii is the only rabies free state in the United Stated. The quarantine laws are established to protect residents and pets from potentially health problems associated with the presence and spread of rabies.
State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Information Brochure
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