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Breeding Loans?


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Posted by Randy Remington on May 07, 2003 at 10:30:20:

In Reply to: Breeding Loans? posted by AlliMarie on May 07, 2003 at 09:37:43:

We where just talking about this on another forum. It seems that there is no standard but sometimes a 50/50 split is worked out with the owner of the more valuable snake picking the first one and then taking turns (so if an odd number of morphs/females/babies the first picker gets more). In addition to the relative value of the snakes (and I think good breedable normal females are underrated) there is also the issue of who hosts the breeding and hatches the eggs and that might also entitle them to a bigger share.

Also, no one mentioned this in the last discussion but I was wondering about feeding. I assume perhaps both animals are fed by their owners up to breeding season but there might be cases where a female is loaned out earlier in the season and her feed would need to figure into the equation.

On a practical note, shipping is a real pain for most small breeders so your best bet may be to look for loans within driving distance.

One more technicality, what if something happens to the loaned snake? How do you insure clean colonies (are wild caughts quarantined, are all animals or at least the perspective mate screened for parasites)?





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