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herpetoculturist?


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Posted by andy on October 24, 2001 at 18:41:39:

Hey there, I have skimmed through this forum but haven't found much subject material on my question. Over the past couple years, I have been entertaining the notion of becoming a herpetologist. I have recently realized that the chances of this coming true are rather slim. I am far more likely to study marine biology in college (I live near San Francisco) and study sharks or other predatory fish for a living.

I love California, and I like living near the city and ocean. I would be very reluctant to move to a place like Alabama or Texas just to study herps. Marine Biology allows me to study amazing wildlife right near major cities. :)

But I'm not going to give up on herps yet. I love reptiles, and I know they are going to be involved in my life some way or another as long as I live. Captive breeding and care sounds much more appealing to me. If I keep reptiles in captivity rather than looking for them in the wild, (and going on the occasional herp expedition), I will be able to see many more varieties and species of animals while living in my own home.

So... how hard is it to make a living off of herpetoculture? Will I get better pay if I get a bachelor's in biology? (Which I will anyway). Is there anything else I should know?



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