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RE: Your other lizards

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Posted by: FR at Wed Sep 4 09:35:46 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Now Ben, it seems you just like to twist and turn things. First you say, the zoo world was wise to the techniques I developed(applied) back in 1965, and now you say they are not and do not understand methods I developed and I did develop them, in spite of the resistance.

Context is important, and that is where you are lost. Academics often times loses context.

While you are right, zoos often CHOOSE to have blind eye to successful husbandry techniques, its by choice, they simply do not want to WORK. and monitors successfully kept, are work.

Beginers(petshop husbandry, recipe husbandry) also turn a blind eye, but they are educated by commercial products. And a plan to keep buying probuct. As you should know, petshop animals, are only for sale to support the hard goods sales.

The beginers are naïve, the zoos are ignorant, the commercial product producers are greedy.

Where your missing "this" boat is, the information to successfully keep and breed monitors, is out there, its easily obtained. But it is work to apply and humans, well they can be lazy, if theres an easy way, they will take it. Bigger cages, deep substrate, more heat(electric costs) etc, are too much to bare for the beginner, particularly when theirs a petshop sales person with a beginers monitor KIT, for $59.95. A glass tank, screen top, half a log "hide".

This must be mentioned, there are excellent, intelligent reptile keepers in zoos, but the longer they stay, the less they do. Its the nature of that beast. They do not get paid more(raises) by how well the animals achieve life events. They get raises from cleaning glass, and mopping floors.(maintenance)End part 1


   

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