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Any Snake Owners In Here?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Richard Cranium, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    I've been wanting to get a Ball Python for a while and since I'm finally moving out of apartment that doesn't allow any pets into my own house, I'm starting look a little harder. Any owners/herps in this place?

    I'd love to get some sort of morph like a Pinstripe, Mojave or Lesser Platinum

    Pinstripe
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    Mojave
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    Lesser Platinum
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    Anyone have any personal experience with BPs or any of these morphs? Any breeders you can recommend?
     
  2. May 17, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    WizzyTRDTXPRO

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    I have a VPI proven breeder Male Pastel ball python that I got from 8ball pythons. I love mojaves they're such beautiful animals.
     
  3. May 17, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium [OP] The lice...they hate the sugar

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    Sweet! Any pics?
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    I caught a rattlesnake once.. that was pretty interesting. Didn't keep it long though
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  5. May 17, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Here's Dante
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  6. May 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Cant help with the python thing, thoguh they are beautifull animals i cant get into wanting one, but i did have a black & white cali king snake and many cornsnakes & ratsnakes and even had a green tree snake. A guy i know down the road has turned his basement into a snake sanctuary and probably has 50+ species. He catches and sells them at shows

    The local pet stores around here have pythons, have you tried looking at a pet store?

    Good luck finding one, & i want to see pics!
     
  7. May 17, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    WizzyTRDTXPRO

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    If you want a morph best it it from a breeder not a pet store snake being usually these are wild bred captive birth. I had one and he died in a week and I believe he had breathing problems.
     
  8. May 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    I had 2 Ball Pythons. Not sure of the sub breed. One was captive raised and the other was from a breeder. I never had any issues with them. I had them through college. My roommate knew one of the professors in the Lab he would mix up the sexes of the mice and have too many. In exchange for feeding and cleaning up I got all I could handle.
    Then when I graduated I had a 6ft Red Tail Boa. Awesome snake.
    Wife didn't care for them so I gave them to good homes.
    I do miss them.
     
  9. May 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    Beautiful snakes! Found a 4 ft Garter (spelling?) two days ago, pick 'em up to say hi, then let him be on his way. Three kids and a wife is enough responsibility for now :)
     
  10. May 17, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Yeah, i'd never buy an "off the shelf" ball unless it was from a locally owned shop w/local breeder or documents.
     
  11. May 17, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Look online and do your research a forum I used to go to was www.bp.net that might be able to help you out.
     
  12. May 17, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    Here's a little western diamondback that I caught in my backyard and kept for a few months. It was only 18" long but extremely aggressive. Fun to watch it strike the mouse and just sit back and wait for it to die...

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  13. May 17, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    I've previously had a california king, ball python, and red-tailed boa. The kingsnake is highly evolved, and had quite a friendly and curious personality. I've seen mine agressively feed on other snakes and lizards. I didn't care for the ball python as much. Mine always seemed somewhat lethargic. The boa was my favorite, and reached 8' in length. She was a beautiful herp.

    I went on to have a number of spiders after I had my snakes but miss my boa. I always entertained the idea of building a hot room and caring for some venemous species, but marriage, baby and a healthy respect for snakes will probably keep that from ever happening at this point.

    That lesser platinum is a great looking snake, btw.
     
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