I have a few question regarding USDA Licensing. 1- The paperwork wants a list of animals on hand before licensing.
I have mice, rats that I breed, freshwater fish, a parrot, 2 pet cats (neutered), four pet dogs (one spayed the other three intact), and a few other critters.
I also have one tenant who live under my roof who owns 2 cats and one that owns a small dog. (all fixed)What animals do I need to list on my license?
Do I just list the exotics that will be under the license (spiny mice, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, etc)?
Or do I have to list my personal pets on this as well?2- When they and the vet come to do pre/post licensing inspections, do they just look at the species on the license?
Or are the going to want to see every animal on the premises?
I can not give them legal access to my tenants animals.
I also have my own vet
for my dogs who sees eye to eye with me regarding nutrition, care, etc and the vet
we're using for our license for the exotics does not agree with the other vet
and I (IE I don't feel that a Newfoundland puppy should be fed High protein puppy food).
Additionally, I have a room setup in my house just for my regulated species. It has the proper flooring, walls, lighting, and is temperature controlled with proper ventilation.
This is the room all of my regulated species are/will be kept.
I also have an area in my basement where I house my non regulated animals, such as my reptiles (USDA doesn't regulate reptiles but I will have a DEC permit for some of them), my mice and rats, and it's where my dog crates are for if/when my dogs need to be crated. I keep my grooming tub and grooming table down there where I groom my dogs, and there's a workshop down there. It's not a dedicated animal area.
I don't know if technically this would pass as it doesn't have great lighting (albeit tons of lighting) and it's, well, a basement with other things.
Do they inspect all areas of my home where my pets are kept too?
What methods of pest control do you guys who are licensed use so I know some suggestions?
Also methods for euthanasia.
FINALLY, I'll be conducting this under my "business" and the "business" will be legally renting the room on the property where the animals are kept. I personally do not own the property.
Does that make a difference between where the USDA/vet
goes and what animals would be included or not? The BUSINESS doesn't own the other animals in the household.
(IE, if you rent out a office space in a warehouse the USDA doesn't have the right to check any animals in other offices not owned by the business during visits because it's the same property, do they?)
Any and all info will be very helpful