Continuing from yesterdays blog, the question came up of "when is enough enough?"
That is an absolutely excellent question.
I have my own answer for that, and the quantity I have now is enough for me to handle.
I'm around 300 animals, and I can safely say that this is pretty much my limit.
Now this could change if I had a huge facility and many more available resources, but at this point, that is not the case.
I do this myself, I live and I learn this like you do, and I know that I am at the brink of my capacity.
If I were not working full time, if I were not attempting to get a Masters Degree, if I were not doing so many other things, that number may change.
But right now, that is it.
And it is a significant number.
It absolutely doesn't help things that the farther along we get as Ball Python breeders, with the combinations that are available and attempted, that it is not easy to distinguish combinations of morphs now a days when we get into the quintuple combinations and such.
Part of me is frustrated by that fact, that combinations are starting to look alike, but then again, that is the power of genetics and the fun of it to find something different and awe inspiring.
What do you think your limit is? Can you afford to house/feed/care for your magic number of X animals?
It seems like more and more people are getting fed up, tired and getting out of breeding Ball Pythons as well... I wonder if its a numbers game, or if they were in it for the wrong reasons, or... whatever else.
That may need to be a commentary discussion, as I am not really sure what to think about that either.
Is it the economy? Is it just the lack of consistent excitement? Is it just flaky people getting into it because it was the next big thing?
I don't know.
I just know I'm somewhat patient when it comes to that stuff. I know when the fun starts...
Have a great day, my friends.