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Posted by Dillon on August 18, 2002 at 12:49:25:
In Reply to: Re: Accident....You May Want To Read posted by gcsnelling on August 17, 2002 at 22:37:23:
As you can see I am trying to do something with them I have tried seeing how to setup a feeding colony of ants (no help from anyone there). I did take the responsibility of caring for them but it wasn't my idea to get them. Long story short my aunt was misinformed and brought them back not knowing all of the hitches. I would love to keep them and if I could afford it, I wouldn't even consider releasing them. But $15 every two weeks is too much, I don't have that much money. I am considering trading them with someone I know can care for them better, I would trade for some leopard geckos. If I can't afford food and I can't release them, what should I do, watch them die? I would rather set them free and give them a fighting chance. I would have to spend $75 dollars to get them what they need right now. I am at the end of my rope, so what should I do? This forum hasn't helped me tackle the issues I need to. If I had a good feeding schedule that would cut back on how much I need to spend on ants, it
would be a great help. Why would it be such a bad decision to free them anyway, they came from the wild, and have only been in captivity for about 3 months to my knowledge(I have had them for about 2). And once wild always wild right, they would soon shift gears into the old way they were. Any advice on the situation would be a great help.
:I sympathise with you, and understand your wish to release the lizards you have. However as Lester mentioned previously releasing them after the time in captivity is not a viable option. You undertook the responsibility for the lizards and now you should keep them. By releasing them you are not helping them at all.