Just Discovered A Bad Side To The Hobby . . .

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  1. SpottedPythons

    SpottedPythons Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of mine. The second one is him with Bumpy the Bluetongue.
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    Without linking a bunch of forums that may go against our own forum rules just google "should silkback Bearded Dragons be bred". It's there for all to see.
     
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    Mmmmm. Not much one can say really. I was often told if you have nothing positive to say then say nothing. Well I guess this is one of those moments.
     
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    Agreed. There is nothing positive about silkbacks IMO.
     
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    But I just hope you guys understand my situation.
     
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    They can have horrible Shedding issues.
    There tolerance to uv is alot less however they still require uv as the rest of the dragon hasn't evolved to suit its deformity. There skin is so much thinner and the females can be torn open during breeding. There original cost early on was ludicrous upwards of $3000. I've seen them advertised recently for 50 to $100 and still not sold. So i believe people are seing them for what they are.

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    Totally understand what your saying I'm similar. One of my eclectus parrots was born with severe rickets and has a bent spine, which is usually due to lack of calcium in the hen because she's been over bred. I took the bird $900. And reported the breeder. He's my favorite animal he's a highly intelligent little smart ars# that i wouldn't give up for quids.

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