Protecting and supporting our industry

The Reptile and Exotic Pet Trade Association works to promote responsible practices, education, and the showcasing of positive aspects of keeping and caring for reptiles and exotic animals. REPTA provides a platform for collaboration among industry stakeholders, fostering dialogue and cooperation. REPTA serves as a dedicated advocate for the reptile and exotic pet industry. It actively engages in political efforts to protect and support the interests of the industry, defending against potential threats and challenges.

Services for our members

  • UK Legal advice on the sale of reptiles and amphibians
  • Local authority licensing issues advice (new or established businesses)
  • Guidance on CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) and importation
  • Regular updates on REPTA workload and our case diary
  • Access to REPTA reports and analysis sent to government
  • Support for business owners:
    • General business advice
    • Record keeping documents to comply with regulations
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
    • Cage Size Calculator for compliance
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