We shall ensure that all animals used in our breeding program will be in good health and free of any known hereditary defects.
When selecting animals to keep for breeding, we are very picky. We have a no kill culling program which means that any animal that does not meet our standards as a breeding animal will be sold as a pet.
A veterinarian will be on call in case of complications.
We shall guarantee that each litter will be conscientiously planned and that all males and females will be paired for breeding after we have selected the most compatible animals with best characteristics that compliment each other (paying attention to health, personality and overall appearance).
We will do our best to safeguard against unplanned "accidental" matings and pay special attention to species who become able to breed before they are weaned.
We pay special attention to animals that are line bred or inbred and avoid this practice whenever possible. In nature line breeding and inbreeding naturally occurs. It is a process of natural selection and part of natural evolution. While it certainly has a place in nature, animals raised in captivity most often originate from a very small gene pool and need to be carefully chosen and selectively bred. Line breeding or inbreeding can have disastrous results and therefore should be avoided whenever possible.
We wean all animals at least a week before we let them go to new homes. The age of weaning varies per species and per their individual development needs. We continuously assess those needs while they are nursing and after weaning.
We do not wholesale. We shall keep and properly care for all offspring until such time that suitable homes are found.
We will not breed any animal that is either too young or too old and we will only allow any female to have up to three litters.
We guarantee that all our animals that are used for breeding will be retired from breeding while they are still young enough to make good pets and we will find suitable pet homes for them.