Ok, so there are no baby pictures on thsi thread.....yet!
I just couldn't help posting about my upcoming litters! Right now, I have some of the best genetics in Florida!! Ok, I may be exaggerating a tad but there are only two breeders down here right now.......
I'm working with ee gg, a whole variety of colorpoints, e[f], and EM gerbils!! All my goals for my breeding program are coming true!!!
But anyway, I already have a waiting list for a few litters. I was wondering if anyone on here would be interested in any pups I may produce.
I belive someone in Florida has the Blue gene from the UK... ?
"Saving One Animal may not change the world.... But it changes the world for that One Animal!" "Can't Afford the Vet? Then you Can't Afford the Pet!" Adoption.... it's the living option. Opt' to Adopt!
Since I never have more than two litters at a time, all my pups find homes rather easily. I always make sure I have good homes in advance but sometimes, People suddenly cancel or leave me hanging. And if that happens, I just keep the pups until I find them a home the deserve!
The blue gene?! Here!? In Florida?!! Do you know where they are located so I can possbly contact them?
Post by Die Fledermaus on Nov 23, 2006 19:32:10 GMT -4
There was a big argument on the AGS board lately. A breeder was using petfinder.com to find homes for gerbils she bred. The site refused to carry a breeder's animals - and most of us agreed with that.
If someone CHOOSES to breed - instead of rescue - they should have homes all set and waiting for the pups, not go online looking for homes after the fact. That also risks "snake people" getting involved.
I was the breeder who wrote that. It wasn't like I was using petfinder.com to sell all my gerbils. Just a pair I bred several months ago that haven't been able to keep a home for more than a month. I had no idea petfinder.com was for rescues only, Since I rarely use the internet to adopt out my pups. After I learned that, I agreed with that fact.
I always have homes ready for the pups when the turn 6 weeks. So don't think I'm a bad or lazy breeder who can't find homes for her pups. Finding good homes for eah of my pups is my number one goal. I even have a application a potential adopter has to fill out. All adopters go through two weeks of screening before I adopt out pups to them.
I also know of several of other breeders who wait til the pups are at least three weeks before finding adopters.
Also, sorry if my last post sounded a little nasty, Its just I take offense when someone critizies me as a breeder. I've been breeding for 5 years now and lots of experience, so I'm not some newbie just winging it.
Post by Die Fledermaus on Nov 28, 2006 19:34:01 GMT -4
Ah ha! So you RARELY use petfinder.com for that purpose. And you usually have homes ready. THAT is OK.
What bothers me a lot more, more and more daily as my baby fancy rats grow, are snake breeders. Think about it. Big snakes are being deliberately bred to people who CHOSE the option of buying snakes as pets--animals that REQUIRE the killing of live rodents, and in the case of those rodents, particularly rats, they are more intelligent and aware than reptiles, especially snakes. I don't like it. I think it is unethical. If having pet gerbils or hamsters REQUIRED the regular killing (for food) of small reptiles (such as anoles) I would not keep such rodents. And an anole is not as intelligent as a rat, obviously.
This really is bothering me. Just keep watching the rat forum for photos of the adorable babies. And it is too bad a friend, and pet lover, is a reptile person. Even she is sometimes conflicted.
Keeping snakes as pets is an option; it is not "the food chain" or anything natural. It is a choice--one that requires killing other animals as food.
I think it is way unethical. Maybe I should start a thread on this in Other Pets. I likely will, later.