Don't abandon your wildlife

While your pet is a native Australian animal, it cannot be released into the wild.

Wildlife which are bred to be pets are bred in captivity, which means they are not experienced with natural behaviours such as hunting and foraging or adapted to survive in all Australian climates.

Releasing domesticated wildlife is likely to cause significant suffering or death to the animal, and negatively impact local flora and fauna populations.

Releasing wildlife can also introduce new diseases which can harm wild populations, including threatened species in the area.

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