if someone is selling a gecko, and it has missing toes.. do you think that the buyer should be informed of that?
I've seen multiple pictures of her though by him, and he's had her a while. Also, he was only selling a few geckos at the time, and said he was getting out of them. I would think he'd have seen it. :/I also think the seller should disclose. I will say, though, that occasionally, especially with baby volume up, I have had a gecko where I didn't notice something minor like a notched eyelid or a missing toe (though from the picture that's pretty hard to miss).
well yea I know it can happen. Tail kinks and a missing toe here or there might be missed if there are a lot to take care of and go through.I didn't mean to excuse him in this case, I was more commenting in general that there are situations where someone might not notice a minor defect. I think he should have known better and am wondering if he possibly posed the gecko so the missing toes wouldn't show in the picture.
I agree with this. Sometimes I might miss something tiny (especially when a gecko is small), but that should have been pretty obvious.I also think the seller should disclose. I will say, though, that occasionally, especially with baby volume up, I have had a gecko where I didn't notice something minor like a notched eyelid or a missing toe (though from the picture that's pretty hard to miss).
well I'd seen multiple pictures of her so she looked ok, and I didnt think of asking about it. I assumed he'd be honest about anything like that.. guess I was wrong though.When I purchase a leo, (I mean if it is in the area and I can look at it), I also inspect it head to tail and actually look for missing toes. It wouldnt be a bad idea, if you were buying a gecko from a breeding online and asked if it was specifically missing toes, tail kink, or any other genetic defect they are aware of. This forces them to come clean on anything and if they dont and when you get it and see the toes, you can contact them immediately and inform them that the gecko you purchased had no deformities per them, so that isnt the same gecko. (As long as its in their terms that way anyways). Well, I would be mad if it had missing toes and I wasnt told. I would honestly want my money back, but thats just me...
I mean, I know it can be missed, but if he intentionally didnt take pics of the toes in every pic.. I would be suspicious