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Blood Python

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by ElJay, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. ElJay

    ElJay Big Dog

    I've really been wanting one of these for a long time. But I want to make sure to get a healthy and nice one. I've seen some that are just down right assholes. Anyone have any suggestions on a good, reputable place to order a captive-bred specimen?
  2. Wootness

    Wootness Good Dog

    My understanding is blood pythons have a nasty attitude no matter what you do lol.
  3. green machine

    green machine Little Dog

    also what i have heard. lol ill stick to columbian red tail boas. lol
  4. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    kingsnake.com (if i remmber correct) but youll have to look hard to find a good breeder there. theres some crazy people on there lol
  5. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    Yup. Borneos are little better tempered then Sumatrans, but Sumatrans are by FAAAAR the most attractive.

    I LOVE these snakes. They are my FAVORITE pythons...but when it comes to reptiles, I preffer the...shall we say...fiesty ones, lol.

    They are also somewhat difficult as babies. They can be very particular about enclosure size and feed size.

    Actually...it's not hard, it's just requires a bit more than a ball python, for example.

    It's easy enough once you know what to do.

    They are beautiful and impressive snakes when grown, but they are a bit "snippy" (that's putting it lightly, lol).

    If you are a serious snake hobbyist, or at least don't require a handlable snake, they are well worth it.

    ---------- Post added at 07:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:10 PM ----------

    Oh man...I can tell you this one story about when we needed to sex our 5 foot, adult, wild caught Sumatran...that was a three man job. No one got bit (amazingly) but the snake shot rock solid urate across the room and cracked a window.

    BOTH ENDS are dangerous! lol

    I'm guessing this was a freak accident, but...wathc out!
  6. Wootness

    Wootness Good Dog

    its too bad your far away, there was one for sale at a store here locally that was handled daily but guy still said he had a tempermant when he wanted. Was a beautiful snake
  7. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    Look up Bob Geurriere (sp?)

    Actually...without the spelling I doubt you'll have any luck...

    But, if you happen to run across any websites that mention him...he was a "great" in the python business, and I knew him awhile back. Got a couple of VERY nice Borneos off of him that were very even tempered.
  8. Tonyk

    Tonyk Puppy

    I've had them before and never had a problem.
  9. Bubblz Calhoun

    Bubblz Calhoun Good Dog

    I've been wanting one for quite some years now. But haven't seen one that I like at a price I'm willing to pay.

    We were talking about this at another website,.. these are the top breeders. VPI always has something that I want.

    The Blood Line http://thebloodline.net/
    Blood Pythons http://bloodpythons.com/
    VPI http://vpi.com/
  10. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    I'd like to have a plain old Sumatran again some day. I had a really nice marbled looking Borneo once though that I wouldn't mind again.
  11. ElJay

    ElJay Big Dog

    I've met a nice one before, but most of them have been asses. I mean, it's not super imperative that it's nice all the time, I'd just like it to be handleable.

    They're my favorite python and I've always wanted one...

    Thanks for the weblinks Bubblz, I've been to VPI's site a few times and like what I see, just hadn't heard anything from anyone who's dealt with them personally.

    ---------- Post added at 09:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:14 AM ----------

    I'm not THAT far.... i'm in north alabama, bout 30 minutes from TN... The store still have it?
  12. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Just get one as a baby from a good breeder with calm adults. It's the hard part with red bloods, they don't look sweet until they really grow into the color, but I don't want to start out with a huge angry one either! Gotta be picky. I plan to get one in a year or two, get a cage first but yeah, nice ones are $$$ and I want one that's screaming red. There was a really nice one on faunaclassifieds a couple days ago but probably sold now. What kind are you looking for?
  13. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    My husband wants one. From everything I have heard they are the Spawn of Satan. So that just makes my husband wants one more. :lol:
  14. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    my two blood pythons are big babies!
  15. They are NOT all 'evil mosters' like the general public thinks, lol. Kinda like the same rep with bulldogs.

    You definately want one from a reputable breeder though. www.thebloodline.net has phenominal specimens. I would be VERY wary of purchasing one from a pet store, epecially if temperment is a concern for the interested party. They really are very rewarding snakes to keep, and the morphs available are absolutely georgous. They are also very easy to care for once you get the hang of it. Bloods and Short-Tails are all we keep here, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

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