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Posted by: snakekate at Wed Sep 24 15:23:13 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by snakekate ]  
   

Wow, that whole strain was very insightful, I love reading the various view points. I was on the whole don't feed live thing(I simply feel bad for the feeder) and I agree with Aaron about it not being natural as well, but as usual FR opened up a whole knew world and mindset. Its a fine balance, and we are responsible for the outcome ultimately.

The same goes with keeping kingsnakes together. At one point I would have balked at that, but I too have managed to open my mind to the idea. And imagine, I finally am having success with two little normal banded siblings I have.(My high yellows of another clutch, not so much haha, working on that)Watching the snakes interact with each other and their environment is fascinating, and opens so many doors. Specifically, these little kings are way more tolerant to touch and handling, more alert and generally less fearful. And the tunnels they make! Amazing.I hope to keep all my future kings in social groups one day.

Ultimately I think if every reptile keeper could learn to open their minds, and drop the primitive BS we are fed when first entering the world of reptiles, it would change husbandry for the better. I remember being devastated when I continuously read that snakes are like a robot, lacking emotions and basically just existing. The longer I keep them, the more I feel like a kid in a candy store, because I have learned so much via this site, other hobbyists and just plain observation.

Seems like there's always a learning curve in this forum, keeps me checking in for tidbits of info and experiences. keep em coming!


   

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