Why wouldn't you condone the spider morph?? (Not being accusatory or anything! I know little to nothing about morph breeding and I'm merely curious. :) )
There’s some problems with the gene. Namely, head wobble. Some spiders wobble so much that they can’t eat properly. Some spiders aren’t affected too much, some are so bad, like I said, they have trouble eating. Beautiful morph when piled on to a nice color gene, but not my thing.
From someone who owns a spider with a pretty bad wobble I will never ever own another or any animal that has the spider gene, nor any animal that was bred knowing it had a mental or physical problem (jags). I will never ever support the breeding of animals with these types of issues. Brood is precious to me,I love him like a child, I do my best to help him as best I can and I will never allow myself to support bringing another life into this world that has to live like he does.
I own a spider baby I first got to breed to a super pastel. She has a terrible head wobble, i’m having to force feed her and she won’t self right. Needless to say I shall never ever breed her which is a shame since she’s beautiful. I hate the breeder for allowing me to take on a young baby I said I wanted to breed knowing full well what’s wrong with her. I love her and i’ll care for her to the best of my abilities but yeah I hate how my poor baby is just for the sake of profit
I’m so sorry you guys’ babies are so bad :(
But I’m really glad that you’re taking good care of them to the best of your abilities. I’m also glad you added your personal experiences to this post to articulate what I couldn’t very well :) navi-dean, this is why.
I’m sorry to for them, and to everyone who ever buys a spider with head wobbles etc. It’s just so sad that i’m having to force feed a 3 month old. I haven’t even named her yet because i’m scared she’ll die. It sucks but so long as she’s healthy she’s going to be with me and i’ll take care of her. Stupid breeders make me mad
Every spider has a wobble. When I got Brood he was 8 months old he rarely showed as sign, super feeder,dead on the head every time. It started off slow with some shaking. Then you see the twirling and at first you might laugh, think its silly then you start realizing its not funny, when your snake flips over and smashes it head to the ground upside pushing it a long while moving. People say snakes don’t notice, don’t care, doesn’t hurt, as long as they eat and shit it’s fine, they’re just “derpy” or “stupid”. I see the frustration when Brood gets spooked and tries to move away or go around something but his body decides to twist and twirl instead. When he tries to eat,hungry from weeks of no feed but starts shaking so bad he starts hitting off the walls and resigns to giving up.
There is no good wobble, no wobble free spider, there is no breeding to reduce it,only breeding to make an animal who can’t function properly, an animal you can call your ” derpy snake, stupid snake”. Brood does not function normally, everything stresses him out, everything scares him. Yes he is alive but what kind of life is it.