I highly doubt that the majority of people would go try to catch a loose snake and take it in anywhere. And that would be after they found the snake who would be hiding. I microchip my cats and dog, but doubt it would ever be necessary on my snakes.
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I tossed around the idea briefly of doing it with hets, so that they could be traced back to me even if all pictures were lost. My vet was supposed to show me how to do it, so that I could then do it at home, but she was never able to find time to get around to it.
I'm not convinced that they are. So I have no plans to place foreign objects that are made of metals,silicon,and glass into my animals.
Yes they are. Think about the amount of metal parts in people whom have a much more developed immune system.
Do you need them? I don't know it certainly allows tracking of animal that has changed hands a few times. That is more a breeder issue than an individual issue. I would not expect an escaped snake to be found but perhaps it might be worth using the coding to track medical records. In my case I keep meticulous records anyway, and I know all mine at a glance.
I feel like a side of this hasn't been explored, what about micro chipping against fraud? I mean over at fauna it seems pretty common with scammers to try and sell snakes that they claim as "theirs" or something it's not, and it would go a long way if the snake bought was micro chipped and the original owner could trap the scammer in their own lie with physical non disputable proof. (yes I know that patterns are like finger prints, but I feel like people outside the hobby would feel that "Every snake looks the same" )