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My wife is mad I let my 6-year-old watch a snake eat: Advice?

So my niece has a pet snake and I let my son watch the snake eat his food (Mice). my wife is livid with me over it but I dont really think I did anything wrong, not trying to be push her feelings aside but also dont think it’s wrong. I’m conflicted. What’s everyone’s opinion on this? My son is 6


That’s the circle of life. It’s shitty but that’s what snakes eat. :woman_shrugging:

My daughter is 6 and id be okay with it. Shes also super into this stuff too though.

Feed her to the snake


Its life, we eat so do animals and reptiles :woman_shrugging:

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Oo I dont get it…seems fine to me…then again I let my kids see birthing videos. Both c section and vaginal :woman_shrugging:

I love snakes so I see no problem with it. :man_shrugging:t2:

Its a natural way of life. My kids are 6 and 4 and have seen snakes eat multiple times. Wait til he asks where his meat comes from :joy: what she gonna do then?

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Explain how it’s fine if we eat animals that it’s the same thing for the snake.

My daughter is 6 and has her own snake that she feeds more to.


Well that’s how they eat.

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As long as he wasn’t forced to watch, I don’t see the problem.

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It’s a fact of life. They have to eat. Its nature

If he can’t handle seeing it eat then maybe he’s not old enough for that particular pet.

Lol. I laughed pretty good!!

Is your wife a vegetarian? Probably not.

I would not be okay with that. My oldest is 5. He doesn’t need to know how vicious the world is yet.


Tell her it’s a natural occurrence in life, long as you explain to the child what’s happening, tell her to get over herself

Not a big deal. When my oldest was 6 we had a pet turtle who got live feeder goldfish as a treat once a month. We were at a department store and got some from the pet department while getting groceries. In the checkout line the little old lady commented to him that he was lucky to be getting some new pets. She was a little taken aback at his cheerful correction that they were food for his turtle! :rofl:

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Its called education!

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