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Old 01-31-03, 10:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Not all employees of stores are so about the money that they are careless with the animals. My bosses and myself all turn away customers (within reason). I know I've turned away customers before because they didn't have the experience for the animal they wanted, etc. I also tell them everything possible about what they are interested, and try to steer them towards something that better suits their needs. I think I go off on rants, etc quite often at work...lol
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Old 02-01-03, 08:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I started looking for a BCI several months ago and the more I researched the more I started to sway towards adopting. It was amazing to me how many large boids were out there in rescue. With very few exceptions, they were all Burms, Retics, and BCI's. I started checking all of the rescue facilities in my region, looking at petfinder.org and other resources and started to get really upset. It was amazing how many of these snakes, and many reptiles in general, get neglected because people dont realize what is entailed in properly caring for a reptile. I was asked to moderate some forums on a new site that is going to be opened up the the public in the next couple of weeks and I decided to write and post it on the new site. In hopes that a few potential snake owners may be swayed from jumping into something that they will regret a couple of years down the road. When I completed the article I decided to post it at all of the sites that I frequent hoping that more potential newbies will read it.
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Old 02-01-03, 08:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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A great post,we all should all think long and hard before getting any snake & or pet.I have had my 2 dogs for 7.5 years ,I hope to have them for 7.5 more ,but it is a long time to care for them.If you are not prepared to put in 15 or 20 years ,you should not get that cute little baby in the window.
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maybe Jeff if you read this or if someone ask Jeff he could inlude it as a part of the caresheet section or possibly in the beginnings of each of the caresheets .
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Feel free to use the "article" where ever..... post in a pet shop.... put on a care sheet.
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Just sounded very much like an ariticle I read by Melissa Craplan is all. Not trying to insinuate (sp?) anything at all. Just sounded familar.
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Great post. ^^ very informative.
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Old 02-04-03, 01:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter who wrote it (though they should be given credit) but that is a very good post!! I hope everyone reads it.

I'd like to ad that an 18ft burm need a lot more than a 6x3 cage, the snake would have to be doubled over 3 times to fit in it. The rule I use is at least the length of the cage should be 3/4s the length of the animal, and the width should be 2/3s.
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