at Sat Feb 1 17:58:58 2014 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DISCERN ]
" You mean for a powerfed snake that is going to be unhealthy. Wild snakes aren't 3 feet long at a year old, because while they may gorge when they find a nest, it might be 3 weeks before they find another. "
You have no idea how right you are.
In the wild, it is feast or famine. It is just that simple.
The bottom line/reasoning why pushers do what they do, and they try to mask what they do, or justify it, by saying how " natural " it is for them to powerfeed, is because they simply do not want to wait for the female to be big enough, and grow into a female size and weight, on a healthy timeline. They want the female to fit into THEIR breeding plans. Plain and simple. I see it more and more these days, and it is sickening.
Pushers will say what they do is natural, while cranking up the hot side of the cage to 1000 degrees, resulting in the metabolism of the snake, to be manually manipulated to go a million miles an hour, thus resulting in snakes that do grow faster somewhat. It is simply manipulating their natural instinct of survival to eat at most any given opportunity, while giving pushers a false sense of security.
Do snakes have this in nature? Sure...haven't you tripped over the extension cords, plugged into the heat tape, that they have installed undergound....( snicker )..HAHA!!! ( rim shot...) Kidding!
But yea, pushing females in captivity, in a insulting area of space we call a snake home ( box ), vs. what they have out in nature, by way of unlimited range of area, is of course, IMO, not healthy. Obesity can happen all too quickly, if we are not careful, and that also can hurt the animal as well.
What is this, a competition, to see who gets the eggs the quickest? Please!!
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