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Old 12-24-03, 11:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, animals with less dollar value will sometimes be treated with the mentality "it's only a $20 snake", and may not recieve the proper attention. Often people would put everything they had and hundreds or even thousands of dollars to save a sick snake that they paid $10000 for, however they may not want to put $800 in vet bills for something they only paid $20 for. Very sad that this can sometimes dictate the care one recieves and seems to put the animals life at that value :/ Of course this is not always the case, there are many great keepers out there that will do whatever they need to to save the life of their green snake or leopard gecko, but nonetheless, the lower the price range, the more incidents of this are more likely to occur
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