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snake people, I need some help! :D

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

  1. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    Cool. I hope you get one soon! Everyone always says such mean stuff about mine when they find out it is in the house. Why is it OK for people to say over and over how much they hate snakes, and if they see it they will kill it, the only good snake is a dead snake and shit like that, - - - Ok, dont want you touching my snake anyway jackass. Leave if you dont like it! My snake is a big of a baby as my dogs, and I treat it just as well. I do hope you love it! And when you get one you gotta take a ton of pics for me!
     
  2. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Once you get one, take a lot of pictures. :)
     
  3. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    and do you maybe know if the mojiva ball python is hard to find or how expensive?
    saw them priced somewhere on internet at 500$... that's insane...
    the breeder I went to didn't seem to have any particular colors, only the regular ones and a few other species.
     
  4. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    mojave*
     
  5. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    If you are patient enough and research enough there are reptile fairs all over the country, and they sell some of the most exotic reptiles at the cheapest prices. They will usually have the kind you are looking for. The one that comes closest to me is about 2 1/2 hours away, but you can get a beardie for about 5 dollars, and a reg. ball for like 10 or 15 bucks. And they have the super hard to get snakes.
     
  6. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

  7. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

  8. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    http://www.ballpython777.com/lucy1.jpg they are blue eyed! they are gorgeous!

    for the ball python, I don't even live near you, so that won't be an option, they seem to be impossible to find here... I could allways ask my breeder if he can get to some... someway...
    but I really think I won't be able to have one... to bad...

    I read this:
    The Mojave ball python was first reproduced in captivity in the year 2000. Dan and Colette Sutherland of The Snake Keeper had acquired the original Mojave male in 1999 which originated out of the wilds of Africa.
     
  9. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    I put that there so you would see what a reptile fair would have at it, but type in reptile show and then your state and magic google will find it for you lol. .
     
  10. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    well, the albino ball pythons being sold at over a 1000€... talking about expensive snakes, I can't imagine the 2 others...

    anyways, can you maybe post pics of your snakes tanks pls? just so I could get an idea to start off with... :)
     
  11. SweetSthrnbelle24

    SweetSthrnbelle24 Little Dog

    You got myspace? well, even if you dont you can go to mine, and go through my photos under "My odd pets"
     
  12. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Don't waste your money on a "mojave". It's just some ridiculous name that guy came up with because one of his snakes threw an unusual color pattern, and he then exploited it. The is NOTHING different about morphs! They grow the same, have the same temperaments, and require the same care. Spots looking different, having a more vibrant color, or having genetic defects (i.e. albino, leucistic, amelanistic, et cetera) shouldn't take them from being a $25 snake to a $25,000 one. It's retarded.
     
  13. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I agree, Gal.
     
  14. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    yes, I went to the breeder and he told me.
    he has a beautifull albino ball python.
    I'll go with the regular for now ^^
    maybe I'll take a male spider ball python in a couple years when I'll decide to get another snake... I love their pattern!
    the mojave sells usually between 600-900€ here depending on how well they look.
    I could find some at 250-300€ but they would not be very distinct from the regulars, their colors won't show well :)

    He has also a piebald ball python, they look strange ^^
     
  15. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blsRbkmcF6Y"]YouTube - Ball Python Morphs A-Z[/ame]

    I'm IN LOVE with a couple ones of them!
    I especially love the

    bumblebee (1:27)
    clown pastel (2:37)
    crystal (2:56)
    lesser pastel (4:23)

    but there are sooo many O.o
     
  16. MercedesMama

    MercedesMama Big Dog

    Well, I'm late on input here, but I have Burms, a Ball, and Red Tails. All are great and have wonderful temperments(with the exception of one of my Burms).
    Balls make great beginner snakes. Red Tail are pretty easy going as well. I've had quite a few. But I must say Burms are my fav!!
    It is soooo much cheaper to build your own enclosure. As for substrate I have been using astro turf. It's easy to take out and clean and it's cheap. Be careful with bedding, No cedar or pine. Cypress, aspen, or reptile bark make great bedding and help with the humidity levels.
    As for feeding. All our snakes are on a 10 feeding schedule. I buy in bulk as its cheaper and I buy frozen rats. Balls are picky eaters. Ours will only eat live, which I hate. If you can try to feed frozen/thawed. It's safer for the snake. Anyhow good luck!!
     
  17. lunadogge

    lunadogge Little Dog

    I have had a variety of reptiles including Ball pythons, and Colombian red tails. I highly suggest you go to kingsnake.com . They have great forums on everything from specific reptiles to enclosures. It is a great place to start and ask questions.
     
  18. MercedesMama

    MercedesMama Big Dog

    That's a great site! My hubby's fav. He's looking for a monitor at the moment.
    faunaclassifieds.com has a ton of different snakes for sale.
     
  19. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    thanks for your guys input!
    the tanks are ready, checked the temps and everything is fine.
    tomorrow I'm going to get my ball python ^^
     
  20. peanuts_mom

    peanuts_mom Puppy

    I don't know that I would start with a ball python when getting into snakes. They can be finicky eaters and frequently go off their food. I started with a corn snake, and its been the easiest pet I've ever owned. Corns move a little faster which can scare some people, but they are easy keepers.
    As for the burning from the heat mat under the tank, you MUST always use a thermostat or rheostat with them. If you don't, your snake will get a serious burn. They can get up to 130 degrees, and are easily regulated with a homemade rheostat. If you are interested in knowing how to make one, go to cornsnakes.com and do a search there. Its a great forum for noobs.
     

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