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Posted by BrianSmith on April 22, 2003 at 16:47:39:
In Reply to: What about microchipping? At least to get an idea.... posted by Sonya on April 21, 2003 at 17:55:17:
At 30 bucks a chip those that produce several hundred offspring,.. or even numbers in the thousands,.. it would be WAY too costly for this to fly. Maybe something more along the lines of photo-file identification records would be more possible. I personally already take a digital photo of every snake sold and keep a record including the picture of what snake went to whom. After all, no two patterns are exactly alike. Not sure yet what to do for next year's patternless rocks but am considering undertail xerox copies as scale formations and seperations are also very distinct.
I really like that other guy's idea about taking some measures to make pet shops more accountable or to boycott the bad one's and to stick with only reputable private breeders. But how to reach and influence the general public about this is temporarily escaping me.
:of who is producing snakes that end up in rescue. I am a dog person and the whole idea of rescue etc has been long with us. What about chipping the snakes so that when they end up in rescue you, as the breeder, know that one of you babies was dumped? We can go into the whole, responsible for the lives you produce thing...but that truly floats better in the fuzzy mammal world. But really, what about it?