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A few snakes I keep in Australia

Discussion in 'Creepy Corner' started by Boonta, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Boonta

    Boonta Puppy

    Just a few I keep around 300 different things from venomous to pythons cheers
     

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  2. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    Very nice! And whoa, that's a big collection! Where do you find the time to care for them all?
     
  3. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    Snakes are pretty low-maintenance. One day a week of intensive work (feeding/cleaning) and a few check-ins during the week would easily manage a collection that size. i had a similar sized collection a few years back.

    Those are some NICE carpet morphs man! Are all your animals Australian natives? I only ask because it's apparently illegal in Australia to keep "exotic" (non-Australian) species. Which sucks balls. lol

    On the other hand, Australia has quite the plethora of interesting native species. :)
     
  4. keagan

    keagan Little Dog

    I have had snakes before. Nothing venomous, but I've had a few different species ranging in size from corn snakes up to Burmese pythons, so I'm pretty familiar with care requirements. But I never had more than 4-5 snakes at any one time. Assuming most/all are housed separately, 300 units to clean and 300 snakes to feed would require quite a bit of time, I would think! And that is assuming your heat/humidity levels are pretty much self-maintaining. Of course, I had more habitat style setups since I didn't have so many animals. Rubbermaid type rack setups are much easier to clean, but I still think 300 is a lot! That's more than most reptile stores/breeders I've known even have.
     
  5. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    I worked for awhile in a reptile breeding facility that housed 10s of thousands of animals (rack style). I had a shed to myself each summer that had 12 racks, each rack housed 100 snakes. The racks were metal shelving units with five shelves, Each shelf held 20 rubbermaid shoeboxes. In a 40 hour work week (5 8 hour days), I cleaned and fed 1200 snakes, that's 240 a day. 300 snakes in a day wouldn't be difficult for someone at home who would put in more than 8 hours to service them.

    MOST larger-scale hobbyists DO have self maintaining heat/humidity via heat tape for rack systems and a room humidifyer/dehumidifier. It IS much easier to deal with animals in a rack system.

    Now I have much fewer animals myself, and all except two grey rats and a single ball python are in natural type terrariums. I can still get them all fed and cleaned in an hour. But then, aside form the three mentioned, I only have 2 red tails, 2 frog eyed geckos, 5 water snakes, 5 turtles, and a baby sulcata tortoise.

    My boyfriend on the other hand has a dozen yellow rats, 4 grey rats, 20 corn snakes, 2 ball pythons, 2 very large red tails, 2 turtles, and 3 12 foot burms. The burms alone take him 2 or three hours to clean, given their massive poops and large cages. And he scrubs down each cage from top to bottom every time they poop or shed.

    he doesn't do everything all in one day. he probably spends about three hours every day caring for his collection and mouse colony.
     
  6. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Gorgeous animals. My favorite snakes to keep, by far, are Morelia. CUrrently I have a trio of Bredls pythons who are wonderful. I'd love to get my hands on a Darwins and pure Queensland coastals are one of my favorite snakes.

    Love to see more pics when you have the time!
     
  7. Boonta

    Boonta Puppy

    Thanks for the comments, I only keep aussie natives as it's illegal and I wouldn't want I permits taken away, it's a day to day hobby and with a real job iam always busy....
    here is a one of my olives, I will post some pics of my vens after I clean the tigersnakes out and clean the rats and mice peace
     

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  8. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Olives are on my short list of something I want to keep. I've never been much into the albino morphs but your olive is stunning!
     
  9. Boonta

    Boonta Puppy

    Olives are eating machines, here are some tigersnakes
     

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  10. Boonta

    Boonta Puppy

    More
     

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  11. Boonta

    Boonta Puppy

    Jungles and adders
     

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