at Mon Jan 2 10:36:57 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dekaybrown ]
So let me word it like this..
Would it be safe to say that the husbandry requirements for a Varanus salvator would be the same as Varanus acanthurus??
Because if one were to follow that logic, we would all be keepers of dead or sickly animals.
Look at it like this...
Garter snakes and Mexican king snakes are both of genus colubridae (Colubrids)
However one lives in cooler north American climates, and the other lives in warmer central American climates, The King snake feeds on rodents, The garter snake feeds on fish, amphibians and earthworms.
So are their husbandry requirements the same?? they are both colubrids, so why not keep them in the same exact environment and feed them the same exact foods??
I am well aware that I cannot procure the same exact invertebrates as what Varanus exanthematicus would feed on in the wild, However it is equally ridiculous to consider that mammalian prey would be even remotely in the same category as, Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Coleoptera, Scorpionida, Anostostomatidae or Mollusca.
My animal is quite pleased with his diet, and I won't be changing it any day soon.
The only reason I used apples and oranges, is because some folks (excluding you) have problems understanding words with more that three syllables each.
Wayne A. Harvey
Thamnophis dot net
too many darn snakes to list anymore...
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