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Books, Magazines 3 21.43%
Internet, Ssnakess, other sites 10 71.43%
Pet shops 1 7.14%
friends and breeders 0 0%
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Old 10-24-02, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-02, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the all powerfull Snakess knowledge.

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Old 10-24-02, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use 3 of the 4 you listed. All but pet shops. About the only thing that most pet shops are good for is feeders.
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I didn't vote because there isn't just one method I utilize to find info when I need it. Often, I use multiple sources just to be sure as well. I can rule out asking the pet store for advice though
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I use 3 of the 4, the libary sucks here so I don't use books. My local pet shop is awesome. Not all pet shops are bad like petco.
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I use multiple sources but my greatest source of knowledge is this site!!
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I use 3 outa 4
and then I get to use Scotty's library so I luck out there!
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Old 10-24-02, 01:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi! Me to I use 3 of the 4 methods you list! Books, internet and breeders. I think it's important to have more than one source of information because we can make comparison. I like to have a lot of opinions to help me to choose my way to go!!!

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i tried books, but they are not interactive and my brain just does not have to paitence to deal with the excitement of turning pages! I stick with internet!
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I use this site and some books too!
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I would have voted for the top two options, but that's not possible. Before I found THIS web-site, I got 99% of my info from books. Now it's mostly from the forums here and other recomended sites.
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Well, this is the way I look at it:

1) Books and magazines become outdated VERY quickly. Some information that was Godspeak 3 years ago is now ridiculed and thought of as utter nonesense. On the other hand, reading this material objectively lets you interpret it in your own way and sometimes make excellent deductions.

2) The Internet is fast and holds a TON of information, although it sometimes translates DIRECTLY from the aformentioned books. You still have to take it with a grain of salt, but at least its free and easy! (My favorite kind, ha ha!).

3) Pet Shops? Ummm.......yeah........... (that's about as sarcastic as I could possibly type!).

4) Breeders. VERY good source of info as they've "been there and done that"! Only trouble is, some are a$$-heads and don't always share their discoveries/secrets acurately. Also, they don't let you interpret. They make you think THEIR way. If its worked for them, then it must work for everybody. So in a way, its less educational that reading the outdated books. Ha ha. Its not all bad though, most breeders are great and are just happy to talk about their passion!!


So yeah, my answer would have to be a combo of #'s 1,2, and 4. Depends on the animal in question as well. I mean, if I had a query on monitor husbandry, I wouldn't exactly look in a book as most of what we know has surfaced in the last VERY short while. Just an example.
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i think this site is most informative
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