Correct me if I am wrong but if you can find a breeder that has an established breeding line dating back to at least 1974, they are legal to buy from and own. It was in 1973-74 when they passed the law against importing exotics wasn't it? Reason I ask is that I have been searching for one of these little guys and I finally found one. I was kind of shocked at the price though. Twenty five grand is a little more than I was looking to spend for an amimal with an average 8-10 year life span. But before I go and get myself into trouble by owning an endagered species and wind up in jail or something, is anyone on here familiar with the laws concerning these animals? Or where I would begin to research the laws myself concerning exotics?