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Old 24-09-2007, 12:20 AM
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Unhappy Maintenance feeding?

Ok, so if anyone who doesn't know what this is (i didn't untill the other day)

Its when Reptile shops feed hatchling snakes and ones up to a year or more on pinkies. One a week and thats it. Even if the snake is ready for a fuzzy.

I'm so shocked You pay good money for a snake that hasn't even been cared for proplly.

Does anyone agree with this? I can't belive they think this is ok?

Explains alot really, like why my Amel shot up after i bought it!

I will NEVER buy a reptile from a shop again.
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:21 AM
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I also posted this because i want all the facts and to understand why making that little bit extra profit is worth making a snake go hungry?
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:23 AM
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That's not quite right. It's when a shop/person feeds the bare minimum to keep them going which is how some people feed the larger constrictors with intent to stunt their size.

With shops generally they do it to lower overheads, the animals aren't in there long. No- way is a shop gonna keep a corn for a year to start with let alone feed it a pinkie a week for a year.
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:23 AM
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I know of a shop where they buy loads of Royals (CF) for around a tenner a pop, list them as CB and sell them for around £70-90.
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:24 AM
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To be honest, I'm not sure all shops do this, I know a few for a fact that don't, It was feeding day today in Canterbury Exotics and everything was of relevant size to the feeder.

It is a horrible thing mind.
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yah its prety bad. but the shops i go feed weekly
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:25 AM
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That's not quite right. It's when a shop/person feeds the bare minimum to keep them going which is how some people feed the larger constrictors with intent to stunt their size.

With shops generally they do it to lower overheads, the animals aren't in there long. No- way is a shop gonna keep a corn for a year to start with let alone feed it a pinkie a week for a year.
i got mine at 7 months and it was still on 1 pinky, also this is a well known shop and not a little back street one.

Thanks for that info, i understand it better now. i always like to know the facts
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:26 AM
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regardless of how ya put it, its still better for the shop ass apposed to the snakes needs.

to me this screams negligence, and i will never buy from a shop if i even hear this goes on there
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:27 AM
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I don't agree with it personally. As soon as I got my retic home I've started to feed it up a bit more to put some weight on.
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Old 24-09-2007, 12:29 AM
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NOT NAMING NO NAMES,

heres my amel, when i got her ,



After only 2 MONTHS, she was this big

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