No, I am no expert, but an example or two:
A female crested gecko with severe floppy tail syndrome, with the very obvious "indent" at the base of the tail, that is showing protruded, slightly twisted hips, should NOT BE BRED FROM. I shouldn't have to state why, it's common sense right? Twisted hips, large egg passing?
An "Enigma" leopard gecko, that shows severe signs of brain damage, nervous system problems, should NOT BE BRED FROM.
I am so fed up with certain beings calling themselves a "passionate, animal lover" who has a "love for animals well being".
This is not a dig at breeders, or anyone in particular.
I am just so tired of hearing how some seem to feel the need to breed a certain lizard because it is a rare morph, regardless of the fact it has MBD, FTS, severe enigma syndrome, and other genetic/possibly genetic abnormalities.
What are you achieving? Offspring that will potentially be very ill, deformed, and even if well enough to make it out of the egg, pass on these genes carried, to further damage any decent gene pool left.
This is my opinion, I feel strongly about it and couldn't care less about those that say "But it's detrimental to the hobby that we breed this gecko!", it isn't detrimental to the hobby you idiot, that animal has a mind, feelings (pain, physical) and has needs like us.
Yes this is an outburst from an upset PV that has spoken, and tried to help the last F***tard for the last time.
MORPH OR NOT, IF IT'S NOT HEALTHY, OR DISPLAYING SIGNS OF ABNORMALITIES WHICH COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS, DON'T BLOODY BREED IT.
Just because you have a reptile, doesn't mean you HAVE to breed it....
Is it lack of common sense? Or just a pure lack of respect for the animal?
I'm always open to your opinions, if you don't agree with me, I'd love to hear from you.
Now I need a glass of wine,
HERE HERE!! :no1: