What is Even Keel Exotics?
On our 10 acre farm-like setting we currently breed several different species of animals and broker many others and have been licensed to do so by the USDA since 2010. Some of the animals we offer are as pets to the general public, but many go to private or public zoos or educational programs. We work closely with a highly experienced attending veterinarian to develop diets and care plans for all of the animals we care for at our facility. It is our goal to practice responsible breeding, produce healthy and happy animals, and provide the unique experience of adding an exotic pet to the lives of those who are capable and desire to do so responsibly.
How do I find out if I can own these animals where I live?
Can we come visit?
While we do know some state laws, it is very difficult for us to know and keep up to date on every law in all 50 states. Much of what you may find on the internet regarding your state and local laws may be incorrect, outdated or difficult to understand. The easiest way for you to get a conclusive answer to your question is to contact your state veterinarian’s office. They should be able to tell you whether or not the animal is legal to keep in the state, whether or not you need a permit or license for the animal, if you can import it from another state and what would be required to import the animal. Animals that are a native species to your area may need additional permits from your states department of natural resources or fish and wildlife.
We understand we have lots of interesting and cute critters, but we are a working farm and most of our animals need a private and stress-free environment during the breeding process. We do hold open store hours where you are welcome to check out any of the animals we have for sale Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Keep in mind that many of our animals are only available in certain seasons and you will not be able to view most of our adults.
Do you ship?
Yes, some of our animals are able to be shipped. If you purchase an animal from us and request shipping, the animal will be sent to your nearest major airport of choice in a climate controlled area of a commercial flight. We do our best to insure that animals being shipped are in transit for the least amount of time possible by booking direct flights or ones with the shortest layover available. To avoid the busiest travel times we book flights for Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY. If you purchase an animal directly through the website we will book a flight within 24 hours (weekdays) or 48 hours (weekends) of your purchase and email you the flight info. Orders placed Wednesdays-Saturdays will be shipped the following Tuesday and orders placed Sunday-Tuesday will be shipped the following Thursday, unless specified otherwise. Animals are usually ready to be picked up from the ticket counter or cargo facility within 2 hours of their flight arriving. We guarantee live arrival but request that you contact us if there are any concerns with the health of the animal within 3 hours of the flight landing. Flat rate shipping for smaller mammals that do not require a health certificate (i.e. hedgehogs, sugar gliders, prairie dogs, ground squirrels) is $150 (subject to change) for one or multiple. Shipping for other larger mammals that require a health certificate and possibly an import permit, pending approval from Even Keel Exotics, begins at $350 (subject to change) which is determined by weight of the animal and crate and includes the cost of the health certificate.
*Effective 08/01/2018 Delta is changing their heat embargo details. It must be below 80 degrees at the time of check-in at the airport of origin and also below 80 degrees at the time of landing and take off at the location of any subsequent flights. This means that we may not be able to guarantee shipments during certain times and to certain destinations
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