I have been wanting to get my hands dirty for some time and move from just skulls and European mounts to small mammal life size and shoulder mounts, as well as birds. I have seen time and again that people recommend zoos, and breeders, pet stores and others. But how do you approach that conversation? It feels so awkward and bizarre to as for deceased animals from others. Any advice on this subject would be great. I understand that many other taxidermist sell pelts and mountable specimen on these forums as well, but as someone with a limited budget and time is there something other than feeder animals that is easy to get a hold of for practice?