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why would you?

Zoos do it because they have to have all animals microchipped, but no point for a single owner to do it

if someone finds it they arent going to take it to a vet to get it scanned
 

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for proof of ownership more or less
why would you?

Zoos do it because they have to have all animals microchipped, but no point for a single owner to do it

if someone finds it they arent going to take it to a vet to get it scanned
for proof of ownership more or less
 

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proof to who?

thats what the licensing system is basically for
I had a snake stolen by my ex after a whole year of trying to get her back she was critically ill and died from poor husbandry. I had no way of getting her back prior my licence only said "children's python no proof that she was the actual snake
 

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Hi Tahliaaa
If the snake was on your license, you probably could have had your ex charged for stealing ? Was he licensed to keep it ?
In my opinion, microchipping could help prove ownership if your snake was ever stolen. My vet , who keeps diamond pythons himself, quoted about $60 per snake. Up to you i guess. Good luck.
 

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I have ALL of my Snakes Microchipped and registered, Why? If they get stolen which is always a possibility these days, they are readilly identifiable by Police and Vets so I have a good chance of getting them back. I love my babies and want to make sure that I have the best chance of getting them back if the worst should happen.
 

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If its a peace of mind go for it but on the other side it would be extremely rare that a snake would be scanned. Seized or unlicensed animals dont get scanned. Normally its straight to another home.
 

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Hi Tahliaaa
If the snake was on your license, you probably could have had your ex charged for stealing ? Was he licensed to keep it ?
In my opinion, microchipping could help prove ownership if your snake was ever stolen. My vet , who keeps diamond pythons himself, quoted about $60 per snake. Up to you i guess. Good luck.
Yes she is on my licence I’m definitely looking into this
 

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My companion license doesn't list anything about my bearded dragon aside from the fact that I have one.
When he turns 1 in January and finishes growing, I'll be getting him chipped so that if anything terrible ever happens I can prove he is mine.

No matter the animal, chipping just seems smart.
 
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