I thought you was gonna say healthy lol.
The chain stores don't care were they source their pets from. So if they are selling them for 40 to 80 bucks they are paying probably 10 or less each for them. Someone selling for 10 or less each certainly don't care about them or the breeders, it would not surprise me at all to find them breeding leatherbacks to leatherback. That is how you get silkies, personally i think they should not be produced, and if they are they should go to extremely competent owners, certainly not box stores. They live a hard life under the best of care.
I agree! I think that silkie breeding should be banned. Even just someone who breeds them, is stupid. Cause most likely, due to the fact that they are incredibly sensitive, the majority would pass away during their growth, and during hatching. Their skin is much more sensitive, and therefore would most likely rip their skin during hatching, and let’s not forget about caring for them until they are sold. Feeding live would be a pain, and since people who purposefully breed silkies are already pretty dumb, feeders would bite the babies, and the breeder would probably leave feeders in the cage.
As much as I love the look of silkies, it’s a stupid idea to produce them, and even though I would consider myself a decent keeper, I would never trust myself to keep one, even if it was temporary.
wow that turned into a rant pretty quickly…