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    Red face "Farm Raised" Uroplatus?

    This may be a silly question. I was inquiring about a fimbriatus, and asked if it was captive bred or wild caught. They replied saying it was "farm raised". What do they mean by this?

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    Pretty sure it means they capture gravid females and once they lay the eggs release them back to the wild.
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    ya I agree with Bronco, I have never heard this term used with Uroplatus sp. I would treat it as a CH, or an import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Alexander View Post
    ya I agree with Bronco, I have never heard this term used with Uroplatus sp. I would treat it as a CH, or an import.
    Me either, the clutches are too small I would think.

    It's common with Monitors though, like Savannahs.
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    very common with ball pythons, CA boas, and GTPs

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    Also huge with green Iguanas and alligators
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    farm bred by uroplatuses? they're pulling your leg or something.

    if anything, i think what they are tryin to aim at is when gravid w/c female lay eggs, and they get hatched out. possibly that could be the situation.

    but i've seen a lot of sellers try to sell w/c satanics as cb.

    one of my female who was w/c laid eggs this week. but its pointless to release a uroplatus back into the wild, especially since they live in the rainforest of madagascar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rey View Post
    farm bred by uroplatuses? they're pulling your leg or something.

    if anything, i think what they are tryin to aim at is when gravid w/c female lay eggs, and they get hatched out. possibly that could be the situation.

    but i've seen a lot of sellers try to sell w/c satanics as cb.

    one of my female who was w/c laid eggs this week. but its pointless to release a uroplatus back into the wild, especially since they live in the rainforest of madagascar.
    Yeah it seems like it'd be too much stress, too, for the Uros. I've never heard of the business selling them, and nothing's come up on the BOI either, so I don't think I'll consider buying from them. Thanks guys!!
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    I emailed him and asked him this:
    "I've never heard the term "farm raised" used with Uroplatus. My understanding of this term is that gravid females are caught, held until they lay eggs, then released back into the wild. Usually this happens with animals with large clutches such as snakes, but I can't see why it would be done with an animal that only lays 2 eggs per clutch. Can you explain what you mean by farm raised?

    Thanks Olivia"

    He responded:

    farm raised for geckos and chameleons are done similar..we have suppliers in indonesia and madagascar who keep large quantities of animals from thier specific locations..your description is close however they do not release them back into the wild..they set up facilities there and keep those animals for breeding the same whay they are done here..however there they have the natural enviroment temps etc for them to breed more naturally for them...ill give you an example..we are in florida..we have several outdoor cages large 8 foot by 8ft..every plant etc inside is natural to florida..we house many florida species geckos/anoles in there..we leave them to live and breed naturally in there..they act and breed the same they would in the wild but are actually (farm raised)..hope this helps with the understanding
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    I have heard it with blue tongue skinks too.
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