COMMITMENTS

My primary commitment in herpetoculture is to learning. I don't consider myself an expert by any means, and I'm consistently striving to elevate the quality of my attention and care. For me, this means taking on the mindset of a perpetual student, and I do my best to stay up to date and informed on the latest research on reptiles - both in herpetocultural settings and in the field - so I can continue to increase the standard of welfare offered to the animals in my care. 

Additionally, I'm committed to supporting the conservation of habitat that supports herpetofauna. Because habitat loss is the greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide, I've long felt that the greatest potential that exists in herpetoculture to support conservation is to leverage funding directly to conservation organizations focused on conserving and stewarding habitat. Herpetoculture in the modern day is a massive industry, producing millions (if not billions) of dollars a year - but very little of that money ultimately benefits wild herpetofauna. If even a modest fraction of reptile breeders and keepers were to commit donations toward conservation, I suspect the impact would be significant. Accordingly, I'm committed to leveraging any success I have in the sale of hatchlings toward supporting conservation and education efforts.  

   

Welfare Commitments

All the breeders in my care are provided

with the following, as a minimum:
 

  • Spacious, properly ventilated enclosures.

  • UVB and LED lighting.

  • IR-A and IR-B producing daytime heat elements. 

  • Varied diets, including in-house bred insects raised on organic feed. 

  • Access to secure hiding areas. 

  • Fresh water at all times.

  • Expert veterinary care, as needed.

Proceeds Commitments

Proceeds from the sale of reptiles

are distributed as follows:

 

  • 20% to habitat conservation organizations within the native range of the species in question.

  • 5% to USARK

  • 75% to supporting husbandry and breeding operations. 

Customer Commitments
 

Customers who purchase from Wellspring Herpetoculture​ can be assured that they will receive the following: 

  • A healthy, well-established, and accurately represented pet reptile. 

  • Access to quality care articles and resources to facilitate best husbandry practices for their new pet.

  • Access to my personal contact information to receive support with your new pet anytime that it's needed. 

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