Any breeders care to speak about some of the experiences they have had getting into the hobby and/or business? ie. time involved, money involved, pitfalls, etc. How rewarding has it been for you?
Getting into the hobby: I had a really good experience, as I started talking to senior keepers early on, owned mostly CB animals, and vetted everyone immediately. 1 out of the 12 WCs I have owned did not survive acclimation, the sad little Hamburg melleri. This is why I have such a comparatively upbeat outlook on the hobby. I believe other newbies can have good experiences if they do their homework before they buy a CB, and go to their vet at the first sign or sense of a problem.Any breeders care to speak about some of the experiences they have had getting into the hobby and/or business? ie. time involved, money involved, pitfalls, etc. How rewarding has it been for you?
Man, you're good. Yes, I screened my buyers. It sounds like no big deal, but when you have 40+ babies to sell, plus all the additional emails from tirekickers, late night phone calls from interested parties who are drunk or high, ya know... it can be time-consuming and trying on one's patience.I bet her animals are more expensive than a ‘commercial’ breeders, and more difficult to buy (because of an insistence of them going to a ‘good’ home), but worth the money for the assurance of healthy animals. This is the conundrum of breeding any animal.