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snake people, I need some help! :D

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by ganja, May 6, 2009.

  1. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    soo...
    I've been begging my boyfriend to let me buy a versicolor (he's deadly afraid of spiders) and I won't seem to be able to change his mind about spiders so it will have to wait...
    but he would love a snake, and has asked me to get some info on some snakes he would like to own one day.

    here are the snakes he likes:
    Gaboon Viper but it will be for when we get more expierienced with snakes, it's venomous (sp?) if I'm correct?
    Burmese Python
    Ball Python
    Blue Eyed leucistic

    I would love some info on the last 3.
    I personally love them all, but I'm a sucker for albino burmese pythons since I was a kid (maybe around 9-10 yrs when my love for reptiles started to show! :lol: lol) but I think they get really big, no?

    anyways, I really hope someone can provide me some info, and the sizes of the tanks that go along with the 3 snakes would be awesome!

    I'm now building 2 new tanks that can be put on top of each other since I don't have any space left to put a second tank otherwise.
    I was more thinking of getting myself some cameleons or some gecko's but my boyfriend absolutely wants a snake, not that I mind because I love them!
    now I have NO idea of the costs that come along with it...
    maybe someone could tell me what it will eventually cost me a month?
    will it be approximately the same as for my beardies?

    also, I was reading about some ball pythons and came across this... but I'm totally lost on this snake! Mojave ball python does someone got a bit of info on this snake and if it's easy to find? I love their markings, I'm not a huge fan of the ball python because of their gold, but I'm a total sucker for this one! it seems to be yellow on brown... it's a beauty!

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  2. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    I have had lots of snakes, but I settled on ball pythons because they are the easiest to tame, they are the slowest, and instead of biting, they hide their head. Anything you look up on snakes says its the best snake for a first timer.
     
  3. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    this is my tame little baby
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  4. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    Burmese pythons get HUGE too.... my friend has one it is VERY big and VERY aggressive.. I don't mess with it
     
  5. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    yeah, thats another reason I like the ball, the size Damien is in those pics is as big as he will ever get
     
  6. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Burms get huge. So be prepared to have a 11 to 12 ft or even greater snake on your hands. Balls are a good snake. They do not get too big, nice temperment. The only thing about them is that some of them are super picky eaters.
     
  7. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    oh, ok...
    I had a friend a couple years ago who had a burmese python, it wasn't that big, but he wasn't mature yet, and it was a pretty nice snake, and it's a snake I've saw being manipulated so many times... are they all pretty agressive?

    does the Mojave ball python has the same temperament as the regular ball python?
    I like ball pythons, but I'm not a huge fan of the gold color they have, that's why I'm asking... I didn't quite understand the text I read about them, so I'm a bit confused...
    they were talking about Mojave ball pythons and Blue Eyed leucistic and I just totally fell for them both! they are beautifull...
     
  8. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    sweetsthrnbelle, what are the costs of a snake if you don't mind me asking? what should I put aside / month to be able to take good care of my snake?
    I'm still learning, and reading but can't seem to find a price range anywhere...
     
  9. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    the snake itself is bout 70, DO NOT EVER LET SOMEONE CHARGE YOU MORE BASED ON SIZE!!!!!!!!!!!! cage - 100, mulch- 30 *every 6 months Dish - get a ceramic dog bowl big enough for the snake so bout 20 um, bulbs, you need a night and a day - 10 bucks ever 6 months, food - now that varies. I feed mine a 7 dollar rat every 1-2 weeks, but sometimes he gets in his funks and only eats every couple months. A baby snake, the mice are like 2 bucks a week, and the bigger they get the less often they eat, but the rats get more expensive, like mine can eat a 10 dollar large rat every other week if I let him cause he sometimes gets piggy. But yeah, they are sometimes picky eaters, I had one that would ONLY eat WHITE mice, refused a brown. haha.
     
  10. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    and for the bulbs go to Lowes and get the clip on spot light thingies for bout 6 bucks, get two. Thats what I did. When sun comes up I turn on daytime, when sun goes down, I turn that one off and turn the other one on. Do not get an under the cage heater, or a heat rock, they burn themselves. Mines belly was pink for bout a month cause he kept digging under his mulch and laying on the under the cage heater.
     
  11. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    The mojave ball python is just a color morph of a normal ball python. They have the same temperments. Some morph colors cost more then normal balls.
     
  12. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    yep is what we do with our Cid. I cannot really contirbute to this thread but Our Cid is a Queensland Carpet Python, the b/f has owned several breeds of snake and I won't let him have anymore, but he is our cheapest pet to own, maitain and feed. Good Luck.
     
  13. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    haha I was bout to say that - there are SOOO many different colors. The pibalds *sp? are sooo pretty but more expensive. The one I found a pic of that I wanted SOOOOO much yall - where mine is carmel, this one has a green tint!!!! How freakin awesome is that?!?!! I just cant find one:(
    the one I got now I got from a pet store that was going out of business, I knew the owner on first name basis cause I was in there all the time, he gave me my 40 gallon terrarium, fake tree, water bowl, two lights, and the snake for . .. drumroll please . . . $150!!!!
     
  14. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    wo girl killer deal.
     
  15. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    as far as the tank, it won't be much of a problem as I'm making it myself.
    I went to the breeder where I now buy my crickets, and he has them priced at about 93$ regardless of it's size...
    what would be best, male or female? does it even matter?
    so a snake would cost me less then my beardies... xD they eat about 15 crickets a day each, being sold at 3$/30 crickets... it gets rather expensive! been thinking about keeping them myself but I don't have a clue how to do that... lol I'll check out soon ^^
     
  16. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    That is awesome. We are looking into get a ball. I would rather get one off of craigslist instead of going to the pet store. I just love snakes. Now that we have an extra room in our house I am coverting it to my workout, snake/spider room. LOL
     
  17. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    A feeding of a snake is much easier to afford. I feed my little Kenyan Sand Boa two pinkies every week to every other week. Depends on if he eats or now. I would feed frozen, thawed mice because they are much easier then live mice. Plus there is no chance that the mice will chew on the snake that way.
     
  18. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    doesnt matter bout sex, and yeah, my beardie is WAY more expensive to maintain. After having those, the snake will be a freakin breeze. And I burned my house down with my first snake cage the ex boyfriend built. PLEASE be very careful with the way you heat it. That one had an under tank heater that when an electrical storm came through my house got hit by lighting, and the heater sparked and it all went up in flames. (and I wasnt home, so it got all my stuff)
     
  19. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    I feed mine live, but with a ball you need a separate container to feed in, and NEVER feed in cage, that makes them accidentally bite when you reach in. I only feed mine live rats cause he wont eat a stunned or dead one. . . they are sometimes very picky, if you get a lil one, they are easier to feed, but if you get an older one that was fed by someone else a certain way, you gotta feed that way.
     
  20. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    oh!
    but I don't plan on getting an under tank heater after what you told me about your snake's belly! :(

    well, I'm having my boyfriends uncle working on the lightening (he's an electrician) so he'll know how to properly make it :)
     

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