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Posted by GyrFalcon on April 30, 2003 at 22:16:39:
In Reply to: The truth about RodentPro posted by Antegy on April 30, 2003 at 19:58:46:
Blood from the nose can be significant of a few things. CO2 suffocation can cause it, as well as trauma. If you aren't sure about how your feeder is killed, ASK!!!! Especially ask before you feed to your snake. CO2 is okay, but if an animal is euthanized by something like sodium pentothal, this can accumulate in the snakes body, killing it. (this is called bio-magnification, by the way) Again, if you are unsure, make sure that you do ask before you feed... =)
:Is what I want to know. Does anyone know for sure how they put down thier feeder rats? I just got a shipment, which included some guinea pigs. Many of them, rats and pigs alike, looked as if they suffered some degree of trauma, as evidenced by the small amounts of blood I noticed around the noses.
:If anyone has any information I'd very much appreciate knowing. I want to be sure that I'm only buying from a company that humanely puts down thier feeder animals.