You’re not saving animals by purchasing them from street vendors. You are actually compounding the problem and creating an illegal market. You are also considered to be part of the poaching problem!
PLEASE DO NOT BUY ANY INDIGENOUS ANIMALS. Report it as per below please. We have been advised that any pictures or videos of the individuals selling animals will greatly strengthen the SPCAs chances of making actual arrests, but please be careful doing such as the vendors can get extremely aggressive when confronted.