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Post by cantina_patron on Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:36 pm


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Beautiful snake Steve yay

Thanks James, it's a species I've wanted for a number of years.
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Post by cantina_patron on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:01 pm

the89thchris wrote:Very cool, back when I was in high school (and slightly more insensitive) we used to post YouTube videos of live feedings to a blood python. They would get a couple hundred thousand views before getting flagged and removed. Not sure I would do that now, but the reality is: the snake exists, and that's how it eats. Life eats life.

Thanks Chris. I was aware that it is legal in the US to feed off live rodents to reptiles, but didn't realise it was also legal in Canada.
Generally, in the UK it's not legal to feed off live rodents and to be honest with captive bred reptiles it is not neccessary. Even wild caught specimens can be weaned onto pre killed prey. I've also heard horror stories where uneaten live rodents left in the vivarium with no access to food have taken bites out of the reptiles they were offered to.
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:28 pm

Youre right, they can certainly be trained into accepting pre-killed food but it feels the same as dogs and cats eating kibble. Pretty unnatural, but nicer/more convenient for the sensitivities of the owners. Helps people forget what their pets are actually eating.

I've heard some compelling arguments that people are more inclined to care about mammals for anthropomorphic reasons as opposed to fish and reptiles. Since they're harder to relate to. They don't care as much about the husbandry.

I had no idea feeding live food to reptile pets was illegal in the UK. Very interesting.
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:50 am

Here's Momma Pleco with a few of her babies from the earlier batch - they're about a inch long now and I've counted at least 32  What a Face

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I'm not sure if it's common but they have already had another batch  scratch

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they are about a 1/2 " and I've counted at least 30 of them buzzing

I never intended to get into fish breeding lol!
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Post by Nico on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Very cool James cheers , who is the dude hiding under the log What a Face

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:27 pm

Nico wrote:Very cool James cheers , who is the dude hiding under the log What a Face

That's one of the 1st batch of babies which is only about 1 " long . All the other little ones are the new batch of babies and are only a 1/2 " long Very Happy
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:02 pm

James, If this continues, you can open up your own Fish N' Chip stand. cheeky JK
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Post by cantina_patron on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:38 pm

ourchickenshack wrote:
I'm not sure if it's common but they have already had another batch  scratch

In my experience, that is quite normal James. Wink
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