For those who keep wild caught herps:
I developed a general rating system that rates how well a wild caught herp has adapted to the captive setting. This assessment is designed to help log the status and progression of health, eating habits and behaviors of wild caught specimens (specifically snakes) in the captive setting.
There are some herps that should simply be left to the wild. This assessment allows us to more clearly see whether certain animals can thrive in captivity or not when placed under the correct care.
Please remember that the animal’s best interest in the long-term should always come first – be it in captivity or in the wild.
I’m happy to discuss this further should anyone have any questions.