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Old 03-07-03, 07:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree that you should not get an animal if you don't plan to care for it for it's entire lifetime. However, things happen that sometimes make it problemmatic for a person to keep a reptile and I'd rather see the person give it up to someone who will take better care of it than keep it and neglect it. I can see the benefit to trading among friends because you get to have experience with more different species of animals, however I agree that stress is a factor to be seriously considered. It's probably better to just go over your friends house and spend time with the animal rather than trade back and forth so much. The main reason I would not trade my animals other than because I love them as if they were my own children, is that I would always wonder if they are being as well taken care of as when they were with me.
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