The provisions of this section are intended to provide standards for the quarantine of wild animals.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
ESCAPEPROOF is a condition that will prohibit unintended release of wild animals from their quarantine enclosure.
HOUSING FACILITY is a room, building or area used to contain a primary enclosure or enclosures for animal quarantine.
SPACE CONDITIONING is the regulation of ambient temperature.
Quarantine housing facilities shall restrict the entry of other animals and unauthorized persons by locking or bolting devices or other equipment methods.
Rooms containing primary enclosures shall be entered through double doors that maintain a minimum distance of 4 feet (1219 mm) between doors permitting closure of one door before the second is opened.
All animals must be visible through a viewpoint from the entry area.
Windows to the outside shall be escapeproof.
One handwashing sink shall be provided in each room in which animals are quarantined.
The interior building surfaces of housing facilities shall be smooth and impervious to moisture.
All portions of the wild animal quarantine facility shall be space conditioned to maintain the health of the wild animals. Ventilation shall be provided in housing facilities so as not to create a health hazard by one or more of the following methods.
- Openable windows
- Air conditioning
Uniformly distributed illumination of not less than 50 footcandles (538 lux) at least the level of the cage racks shall be provided.
Primary enclosures shall be capable of containing quarantined animals and excluding access by other animals. Enclosures shall provide space to allow each animal to make normal postural adjustments with freedom of movement and maintain social activity. Primates shall be provided with a minimum floor space equal to an area of at least three times the area occupied by such primates when standing on four feet.