at Sun Sep 22 07:54:02 2013 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]
This thing of 20 years this or that is silly, there are folks in all walks of life, that are good at what they do and folks that are, not so good. And it does not matter how long they do it.
This excuse of blaming the animal, without question limits those keepers from learning. For instance, if you say its just an animal that does not feed well, you will never learn how to get it to feed well.
If you would stop and just look at what I say. I said, there are many people with unrelated animals with the same problem. That sir indicates its NOT a genetic problem and most likely husbandry related.
IF you would try and learn, can it be a problem with the animals, OF COURSE ITS A PROBLEM WITH THE ANIMAL, the question is, what caused that problem.
Chronic dehydration is without question widespread in captivity. Ask a herp VET. This damages the kidneys and hinders feeding. Liver problems are also chronic in captivity, which when minor, effect feeding.
If there is an inbreeding problem that effects some organs function, it would be easily identified and should be eliminated.
So you have a 1/10000 chance you have a random genetic problem, Or a 1/5000 chance. If that was the case, what you said would not be true. But it is true, many folks have captive problems and its because the cage they put them in, is not suitable.
Now I want you to answer questions, Why do you think a little box would include all they use in nature?
While there are many areas that our boxes are limited, but temps is a big one. ITs common for hogs in the field to be near or over 100F. In captivity its avoided like the plague. I ask WHY? please make an attempt to answer.
So your right, there is a chance its not husbandry related, oh say 2% and a 98% chance it is husbandry related. Give or take a few percentages. So answer my questions please and not with oh this or that IS POSSIBLE. heck anything is possible, but I want to know what is probable. Cheers
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