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    I'm almost hesitant to ask if anyone here keeps herps (or arthropods), but not hesitant enough to not actually ask.

    Or any fish? (I've got a small tank with some cherry barbs...I want to get a big tank with Rams and a whole horde of coridoras some day though).

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    I keep 6 snakes. I tend to pay more for their vet care than most things I own for a few reasons:
    -They have longer lifespans than even your average cat or dog, so any vetting can save them many years and not just one or two like rodents.
    -Exotic vets know a lot more than me. Internet info isn't as common as it is for cats and dogs, so I treat anything minor with a vet trip the instant it shows up.
    -Breeding stock. Can't breed shit if they're sick. Females will get eggbound and die if you're especially bad at herping. That's encouragement to not treat them like objects and actually pay attention to minor changes in behavior or appearance.

    That being said they don't cost as much as cats or dogs in general care, especially since I buy frozen/thawed food in bulk.
    I could go on for pages about my precious scalebabies but I won't. If it were possible to spoil a snake I would but instead I just annoy them with ceaseless baby talk and unwanted socialization.
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    Our dog is family, and Id seriously injure anyone if they tried to hurt her or mistreat her in anyway. Same with any other member in my family.
    Anytime shes sick or something is wrong we immediately take her to our vet and get whatever she needs done. Our dog is like the daughter my mom never had and a sister Ive never had. My family loves her just like we love eachother and I believe she feels the same in her little doggy head.

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    The other side of this are people who think they are some kind of savior to animals which end up being more cruel to them.

    Over 400 snakes is a bit much.
    http://www.theprovince.com/technolog...859/story.html

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...#axzz2rtJZPGFt
    Last edited by QT Melon; 01-30-2014 at 10:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QT Melon View Post
    The other side of this are people who think they are some kind of savior to animals which end up being more cruel to them.

    Over 400 snakes is a bit much.
    http://www.theprovince.com/technolog...859/story.html


    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...#axzz2rtJZPGFt

    I watched this on the news earlier, made me sick and made my friend cry . He really loves snakes, he was already upset about an unrelated subject but this made it ten times worse

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