Originally Posted by DaisyBird
Well all animals definitely know who it is that loves and takes care of them, and they won't hurt that person unless they have a good reason to. You just have to be able to read their body language! I know people can have the stingers taken off of scorpions, but that can really affect them badly because it takes away the way they defend themselves! It's like declawing a cat- they're just going to be timid and then they'll bite!
Yeah there's an advantage and a big disadvantage for removing an animal's main source of defense! Like if you remove a cat's claws, there's no way it can climb, say a tree, to escape something that might be trying to hurt them! But with scorpions the only thing that they can to is try to pinch(crush😲😨😉)their opponent to death, but stinging is much faster and much more effective and less dangerous. So we always leave our cat's claws in, and we of course, NEVER removed our scorpion's stinger. We always released our buggy friends after we had them for a while. But we always put live prey in there with them, so that they wouldn't forget how to hunt. That would be bad!😨😲🐛🐜🐝🐞😝 We mostly put crickets and spiders so that they could hunt them. I kind of felt bad for them. 😩😧😥👎 It was funny this one time, we had a praying mantis named “Manti", so we put a cricket and a spider in at the same time. The spider ate the cricket, and a few seconds later, Manti ate the spider!!! Pretty sad, pretty gross, but pretty funny!😲😝