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Old 10-30-03, 10:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
Tim and Julie B
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I think that if you are going to ask peoples opinions on something then you should respect the answers you receive. I am not criticizing you for your beliefs, but it is very important to take into consideration what everyone is saying. Most of the members here are avid keepers and really do know best. Not that everyone knows about everything, but many are very well educated. There are a lot of risks involved with feeding live. CB animals do not have the exact requirements of wild, many of their instincts are diminished by their captive care and precautions should be met and maintained to keep their best interests in mind. Unfortunately there are many irresponsible keepers who feed live solely for entertainment and that is imo (and others) very cruel. If you are feeding live because you cannot get the animal to switch to pre-kill or f/t then that is another story. We have a young snake that only takes live pinkies, and although there is almost 0 risk with a pinky we always supervise feeding. And we constantly try to get it to switch for it's own good. All in all there's pretty well no need to call people out just because they disagree. This is a decent forum with amazing members and it will remain so-case in point-if you rub people the wrong way it will come back to bite you in the bender.

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