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Old 20-08-2009, 10:24 AM
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just an idea, will let you know if they take me up on it, but I am going to go and have a word with one of the reporters here, (i work for the local paper) about getting some good press into the paper about snakes, or rather, disputing the bad press from recently!

Thinking of knocking up some basic facts, average size of each of the commonly known types of python, royal, burm, retic, etc and what they actually eat in captivity, how we care for them etc.

what you think, good idea or bad idea?

sorry, moved to snake section, having brain failure!

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Old 20-08-2009, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like a good idea... maybe can promote BEKS too??
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just an idea, will let you know if they take me up on it, but I am going to go and have a word with one of the reporters here, (i work for the local paper) about getting some good press into the paper about snakes, or rather, disputing the bad press from recently!

Thinking of knocking up some basic facts, average size of each of the commonly known types of python, royal, burm, retic, etc and what they actually eat in captivity, how we care for them etc.

what you think, good idea or bad idea?

sorry, moved to snake section, having brain failure!
i do belive publishing an approximate size of each snake, especialy when moving towards the larger snakes species would only make people fear them worse. I would honestly see this as a bad idea, as like i say people would only stereotype a 20ft burm or retic as a 'killer' and wouldn't see it as a really good companion. If you were to publish good things about snakes i feel this would only mislead amatur collectors into buying snakes unaware to how to look after them and this would lead to a substaitial increase in rehomes and snakes being ill treated.

This is how i would look at it, but in the end its your decision

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Old 20-08-2009, 10:48 AM
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i do belive publishing an approximate size of each snake, especialy when moving towards the larger snakes species would only make people fear them worse. I would honestly see this as a bad idea, as like i say people would only stereotype a 20ft burm or retic as a 'killer' and wouldn't see it as a really good companion. If you were to publish good things about snakes i feel this would only mislead amatur collectors into buying snakes unaware to how to look after them and this would lead to a substaitial increase in rehomes and snakes being ill treated.

This is how i would look at it, but in the end its your decision

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As said on a previous post about this, i feel its going to do more harm that good.

the best way to promote awareness, fears etc is to get out there wil the animals and show people face to face
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yes i agree keep the reptiles small and colourful maybe, like corns and royals
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fantastic idea. I think I'm not alone when I say I'm fed up the idiots giving reptiles a bad name due to bad keeping.

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Good idea, also when anyone mentions the word boa they think 6-7ft big-ish snake, mention the smaller end of boas like kenyan sand boas, they are so small and calm no one can be scared of them, I have got a few snake phobic people to touch and handle them but all about died of shock when I mentioned a boa. Same thing with pythons they think big all the time.
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Old 22-08-2009, 06:41 PM
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Oh yes, i nealy forgot about Boas, they are known for there strength.
Good idea keep it small.

Plus there are lots of kids out there who love corn snakes!
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Thats a great idea having had someone dump some reptiles on our doorstep a few months back and having neighbours call the RSPCA knowing full well i run a rescue for them and the escapeed were dumped poor souls not mine caused so much agro so any good news regarding reps would be fab as my area's not a good place for them
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