I feel that before any person decides that they want to raise and sell animals, any animal. They really need to think long and hard about the “what if’s”
What am i going to do if the offspring is born with defects?
What is my plan to safely and humanely put down very sick or injured animals or with severe birth defects?
What am i going to do with the “undesirable” animals that nobody wants. ?
What if my animals “age out” meaning for example kittens ( everyone wants a kitten. Its much harder to sell a cat especially if it isn’t what some find attractive) ?
How am i going to care for these excess animals while i wait for buyers or if nobody is buying?
Is it sound to breed during economic hardships such as we have been experiencing during this pandemic.
Everyone thinks their ideas are the best and often put the cart before the horse. (As in thinking oh man im gonna breed ball pythons for example) im gonna make easy money, people will “love” my gene combo etc.
Most businesses fail within the 1st 3 years. Having knowledge about something does not equate to success.
I feel that if you cannot answer those questions, perhaps you shouldn’t be breeding.
I myself have to face this dilemma if i decide to breed my arachnids especially as they tend to have lots of offspring. What am i going to do with all the babies? This will be especially true if i ever aquire a partheneogenic species.