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Archive for November, 2009

Lesser = more!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Been pretty busy lately, but figured I'd drop in with a quick picture that I haven't posted yet.  I've got my fingers crossed for some lesser bees! 😀

Downsizing the African Soft Furreds

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

If you've never been bursting at the seams with rats, then I think I might envy you.

It seems so often that we rat breeders never have enough product to meet demands. Demands from our collection is certainly the highest, but there also comes from time to time, a request for a large number of rats for a customer. It always seems like I never can produce enough to feed my own group of animals, but then to turn around and supply someone else.

Then it gets to be time to make a decision. Take into account the needs of your own animals to feed. What is our goal?

Our goal here at MMX is to ultimately produce and sell ball pythons, blood pythons, and maybe down the line, corns and Brazilian rainbow boas.

To have an edge in the market, we need to make sure we can give our customers the best animal we can. Once aspect of this is having the animal imprinted on a readily available food type. African soft furs are not what I would consider "readily available". In some densly populated areas of the country, it can be easier to get African soft furs to begin breeding your own, but at the same time, it is very rare to see them in a Pet Food store, much less for sale as a feeder animal.

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