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RE: Venomoid

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Posted by: Everlight389 at Thu Mar 4 15:54:00 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Everlight389 ]  
   

Lol... replying to my own post.

Anyways, I did read more about them and discovered that there has been no proof for or against them, and rather it is a descision that I'd rather not make.

I do almost certainly have the skills to keep a nice rattlesnake, but living in my parents house won't let me do that... Venomoid may have been a good way to keep it, but I reviewed some other information and descided against it.

1. You are modifying an animal in a possibly harmful way to keep it... which is remotely wrong. Not how the animal was designed to be... it was made to have venom glands, let it have venom glands.

2. In most cases people who are inexperienced want these snakes. Exceptions apply (i.e myself), but in general people who operate want to modify the snake to make money by taking a dangerous animal and making it potentially harmless.

3. 2-4 weeks for recovery for a venomoid operation... unless you give an IV to the snake, thats a relatively long time without food (even for a snake). Some may disagree with my conclusion, but the point of having a snake for me is to watch it grow, and with that operation done young on the animal for me to experience that, the animal would have to go hungry for awhile, which doesn't make me want to support the mistreatment of animals.

Answered my own question =/
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