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    Breeders feeding live rats, leaving scratch marks on sold BPs

    Every forum I know tell ppl to feed FT, but breeders both in the US (morphmarket) and in Indonesia often feed live even to snakes that are thousands if not tens of thousands fo dollars worth. Maybe it is for the sake of practicality because they have dozens of snakes, I dont know.

    The issue here is that 2 out of my 3 BPs have scratch or bite marks from the breeder's live feeding. I only do FT myself. When the BPs arrived I looked at them and saw some marks. I am not talking the kind of marks that leaves the snake half torn up with flesh and blood shown in half the body or anything like that which are often uploaded to warn people about the risks of live feeding. I am talking about a BP that has exactly one red scale and a BP that has some red or pink in the linear space between 2 scales. Very small single marks measured in millmeters.

    Breeders told me it would go away after a shed or 2 and that it is normal. Is this true? Will they leave permanent marks? either way I treat them with betadine solutions every few days. Let me know if more steps have to be taken. Again I am talking about 1 single red scale or redness between 2 scales, both can be measured in millimeters
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    Re: Breeders feeding live rats, leaving scratch marks on sold BPs

    Do you have photos of it? It's kinda hard to say because their scales are made of melanin like our finger nails, so yeah if it's pretty minor it could just be shed away but if it's pretty warped it would take more than a few sheds.

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    You shouldn't need to clean it if it's a superficial scratch.

    Yes, a shed or two and they should be gone.
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