I’m new, and I’m still not sure what snake I’m getting. The first thing I wanted to do was rule out any potential sickly-morphs. I came across a list of “wobble-morphs” and a lot of conflicting theories when consulting both breeders and owners on the severity of the defect’s impact.
Any rough estimates or anecdotal evidence is also welcomed!
Thank you so much for your passion and knowledge.
What I don’t want answered --> I understand that breeding animals with a known defect, of which " SIGNIFICANTLY impacts" their quality of life, is wrong. I will avoid purchasing known severe wobble combinations (like Spider x Sable).
What I do want answered --> Is the wobble defect a " SIGNIFICANT impact" or a “Light/Benign Symptom” in Spider, Woma ect…?
1.) Can you help me define what a " SIGNIFICANT impact" means? (defined below)
2.) Roughly, Out of 100 “wobble-morphs”, what is the likelihood of a " SIGNIFICANT impact" occurring?
3.) If yes/no, is there any numerical data that supports this?
Defining/Examples of; " SIGNIFICANT Impact " vs “Light/Benign Symptoms”
- " Significant impact "–> Unable to eat or eats very little, Can’t correct from being flipped upside down, is more susceptible to IBD from stress (weakened immune system), shortened life span ect…
- " Light / Benign Symptoms "–> Light tremor, momentary stargazing, irregular head movement, able to correct/ move about/ eat, and has a normal life span, or no symtoms at all