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Old 09-06-03, 08:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: BC
Posts: 254
Re: Another one of chondro python's debats

[QUOTE]Originally posted by chondro python

pet stores sell you a reptile and say handel it every day and it will grow to be healthy ]

Did a pet store worker actually say that to you!? It's not true. As long as a reptile has a proper sized enclosure, and the right light, heat, humidity, and food, they will be just fine. Many people like to have reptiles they can handle and it's a good idea that any herp is at least used to people so that if they have to be handled to be moved, taken to a vet, etc. they aren't overly stressed, but it's not as if they won't reach their full size, or be somehow unhealthy because they weren't handled lots. I think people tend to humanize reptiles too much.
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