at Thu Mar 4 15:16:33 2004 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Everlight389 ]
I read that and found it to be quite useful. I agree that you should not have the animal if you don't have the skill. One of my friends said that if I can catch Black Racers consistently without being bitten, that I can pretty easily keep venomous rattlesnakes and ect.
The point of my question was to get the facts, and truely some "vets" that remove venom glands do hurt the snake. However, a local vet that I know does do that procedure with proper anethestics and treatment.
As the above article says, it does not "hinder" the animal as long as it is fed prekilled food. However, this does alter the animals behavior in the fact of how it eats, but this does not stop it from living a long, productive, happy life.
In truth, animals that are venomous don't bother me one bit, but as I still live in my parents house, they don't tolerate it because they don't want an animal that can kill them in the house. This question wouldn't have come across me except that I live there.
I came upon another question though:
If the snake has hemotoxic venom, does the Venomoid procedure hinder it more than a snake that has neurotoxic venom? As the effects of the venom are for different purpose, is there a distinct difference on how it changes their digestive system?
Thanks for your input
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