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    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
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    Austin, TX 78714

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LawsChapter 81 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, requires that retail pet stores that sell reptiles post warning signs and distribute written warnings to purchasers of reptiles pertaining to reptile-associated salmonellosis.

Legislation Concerning Reptile–Associated Salmonellosis

Texas Administrative Code, 169.121, Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis

Texas Health and Safety Code, Subchapter I. Animal-Borne Diseases, Sections 81.351-353

Pet Reptiles and Amphibians (PDF)

Salmonella and Small Turtles
Laws and Information Pertaining to Small Turtles and the Risk of Salmonellosis

  • Sample Sign (PDF, 1.33KB)
  • Sample Written Warning (PDF, 55.3KB)
Last updated April 23, 2019