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RE: Gecko's outside

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Posted by: sleepygecko at Fri Sep 12 01:22:00 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by sleepygecko ]  
   

"This fallacy has been told over and over again until many people believe it. If you just stop and think about it it is illogical to believe wc prey will kill herps as that is ALL wc herps have available to them.....TC"

I have to strongly disagree with you here for two main reasons:

1.) Most herpers don't have access to the native prey items of their reptile, meaning their digestive tract is not set up for local prey's body content and the possibility of any diseases or parasites present in the herper's keeping location vs the native herp environment.

2.) Secondly, the idea that the threat of chemicals comes only immediately is widely disproved. Mercury in fish, for instance? It is not the individual prey item, but a buildup in the body overtime of both the prey item and its eater. This is especially of more concern in suburban or urban areas, or near sprayed crop fields as the chemical load on the native population is so much higher.

Obviously we disagree, but calling my comments an "illogical fallacy" and using such strong language is uncalled for when I can produce similarly logical arguments for the other case. We are all here to educate and help, not yell at each other. I have stated my side and what I perceive as the risks that I certainly would not take. You have obviously had a much different experience and I wish your animals the best of health.


   

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