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RE: Curious

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Posted by: Katrina at Thu Feb 23 14:24:30 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Katrina ]  
   

Well, not exactly. A normal phase Burmese python is harder to find a home for than an albino, typically, so a lower adoption fee for a normal phase would be an encentive to get it adopted faster. And if you can get a higher fee for a color morph, why not, since they all need to eat and a vet visit isn't free!

I usually only work with turtles and tortoises, and it works the same way for sliders. I can't charge an adoption fee and still find homes for sliders, but I CAN charge an adoption fee for more uncommon or highly-sought after species to help off-set the cost of caring for ALL of the animals that come in, and still find them a good home. A $40 fee for a terrapin can off-set that $300/month extra on my rent for the spare bedroom that houses the foster animals, not to mention the food, electricity, gas and car maintenance and car insurance (we could get rid of the car if I didn't do rescue), and the three or four hours a day I spend on rescue and education. Oh, and the fights with my husband over how much time (and money) I'm spending on the animals.

Katrina
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1.2 Eastern Muds - Fred, Ethel, Edith
0.1 Iguana - Tiffel
0.1 Bearded Dragon - Foster
Foster turtles: More than I'd like the husband to know about.


   

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