Hello everyone! I’m new here to MorohMarket and located in Shafter, CA within city limits. Currently, I am raising Western Hognose snakes for fun. I want to breed them later down the line when I feel more confident with what to do with all the babies. There is sooo much misleading information to be found on the internet in regards to whether or not I need to get any permits or licenses. I was hoping someone with more experience in this area could offer some advice.
I’m pretty sure I need a sellers permit with the state. I don’t know if I need to apply for a business license or not as a sole proprietor working out of my home, along with a DBA, or if I can just call my hobby whatever I want and breed and sell that way.
I want to do this as legitimately as possible; keep snake funds separate from my real money, buy/sell and ship snakes in and out of state, pay proper taxes and deduct expenses, etc.
I know I’m not going to turn a profit right away, if ever, but it’s fun, and I love these guys so much. I think more people should be open to being reptile owners.
Anyway, any relevant nformation would be most welcome and appreciated.