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snake ppl

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by shadyridgekennel, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. shadyridgekennel

    shadyridgekennel Little Dog

    LMFAO your crazyyy
     
  2. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    LMAO...thank you dear!
     
  3. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    At least in the Twin Cities, rosy boa runs around $100.

    I would suggest if you can find a reptile expo in your area, that would be a great place to start looking for breeders and to ask question. Usually if you buy at an expo you can get a good deal on your snake.
     
  4. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Depends on the subspecies and/or morph of the boa. Could be as little as $100, could be as much as 3 grand.
    But yes, they are little guys, usually under 16 inches when fully grown, but pretty heavy bodied, as ground boas tend to be. Usually hearty eaters and very chill. Most of the ones in the pet trade are decedents from snakes caught in California, so their care is pretty easy as well. You wouldn't have to set up some crazy tropical bio-sphere, complete with alarms to tell you when the humidity dips too low :p
    I was also going to suggest looking for a herp show near you. Good thinking, J!
    Check out kingsnake.com for a list of shows nationwide. It's also a good place to cruise classifieds, just so you have some idea what you're looking for when you go to the show. Also a great site for care sheets.
    We either have a show coming up here in Atlanta, or it may have just passed. I wish we had time to go to them more often. There's one in Columbia S.C. a couple times a year that's kick ass.
     
  5. babyblues

    babyblues Little Dog

    when i owned the boas I becaome a member of a forum: http://www.redtailboas.com/forum/

    I learned alot from them, it's sooo funny cause for the life of me I don't remember my password..lol! but go on snoop around they have pics & the ppl are are really nice, sinc your inquiring on rosy boas there are ppl that can help you find out how their temperment are...hope this helps a bit :)
     
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    post pictures:D
     
  7. I personally always enjoyed the corns. They come is soo many colors. They dont get to large, slow growers generally. and a good size tank at full grown for one would be around 40-50gals. There also easy to find in stores. Mine have never been snappy. And there way cheaper to feed then my ball pythons or redtail boa. I dunno, Id just suggest getting a corn or a rat snake for starters, if you get into snakes more move on up. besides if a corn bites there teeth are not very big unlike the pythons. Corns have more sand paper type teeth not fangs LOL
     
  8. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    i reccomend the following snakes as beginners..........

    USE A SECURE LATCHING LID WITH SNAKES ! you will not enjoy what happens if you dont.snakes are natures houdini's ! its not ''if'' they get out,its usually when.lol

    ball pythons-sz range is 4-7 ft, females are larger.as an adult,more calm and docile,heavy bodied snakes,with more commonly brown and gold.with tan and white markings,however there are colormorphs like piebold,royal and albino in this snake species.they are less tank active.minumum 30-40 gallon tank,i have mine in a 55 gallon but there is 2 balls in there(upgrading soon to a 75 gal.).Undertank heater is preferable. need 2 hides,one heated one not as warm. you may need a basking bulb. desired temp is 82-85 hot zone 79 cool zone.water dish need to be big enough to soak in.i use aspenbark/jungle bark mixture for substrate, some people use reptile carpeting(i dont)

    cornsnakes- 3-6ft sz as an adult.females are larger.are more tank active,more active when handled,smaller and thinner. comes in varieties of colour phases.i have a sunglow, wich are vibrant albino colours like oranges and yellows. but they range from near white ''ghost'' to regular browns/greens, to the spectrum of shades of oranges/golds/ and creams.minumum is 30-40 gallon tank.82 hot zone 75 cool zone.waterdish needs to be large enuff to soak in.substrate or reptile carpet is fine either way here too.
     
  9. angela22

    angela22 Puppy

    i have 2 corn snakes and i think they are the perfect snake for new snake owners. i definitely agree with the locking top. they are really fast also.
     
  10. well me and my husband have 2 snakes...a ball phytoon and a red tail boa...they are expensove to buy but once u get em they are sooo easty to take care of....
     
  11. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Puppy

    I started with a BP to for the same reasons. It bit the ever loveing crap out of me . I got to comfortable With it so I got popped. Corn snakes are good starter snakes and come in a wide veriety of color and price ranges. They are also more forgiveing of mistakes, except for not locking the lid. If the lid is loose at all they will get out no if ands or buts. Rat snakes are ok to but more edgy and apt to bite. Heat and humidety is a pain until you nail it down. You know when it is right when the snake sheds. There wont be little bits of skin. For me if they eye caps are on the shed I dont mess with the humidity. For bedding I use that recycled paper crap. It soaks up most of the waist and is cheap for the most part. Ball Pythons have a habbit of going off feed. The one I had went with out from November to to Augest with out food. Maney books tell you to force feed ,but unless the snake is loseing weight then dont mess with them. Rat and corn snakes are intertaining and Boas and pythons are couch potatos. You have to watch the last two as they hit fast and HARD. I dont like under tank heat as I have had the pads burn up. Not saying they are not good just that I dont like them. I use a 100 wat light bulb on top the cage conected to a reostate. I use this to control the temps im my set up. Dont buy from Petco or any pet shop for that matter. The animals they offer are usuley not in verry good shape and apt to die. Google herp shows in you area and go there. King and milk snakes are docile to a point and the color selection is mind blowing. good luck and enjoy.
     
  12. tat2doc

    tat2doc Puppy

    I'd stick with a ball python but don't know about the heat lamp. I preferred waterbed heaters for my cage. Until I built a permanent enclosure, then I switched to heated wall panels. Even in the winter it was a constant 85 degrees. Add that with an automatic misting system and you're pretty much got your own rain forest.

    Of course, my favorite snake stayed in the house with me. Here's a pic.....

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  13. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Good Dog

    wow what a beautiful snake. Am really not a snake person even thought the b/f has one but that's a pretty Rattler?? right?
     
  14. nicky08

    nicky08 Puppy

    I have two corn snakes, they are in a 40 gallon tank, which they have not escaped from yet, I also use an underground heater, the are very easy to take care of and have not had a bite while handling them. I use aspen bedding for them, stay away from pine or cedar shavings
     
  15. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    I can't believe I missed the pic of the C. horridus! Beautiful! Those and molossus were always my favorite rattle snakes to keep.
     
  16. Digital

    Digital Little Dog

    I have a red tail boa, i have had many corns and bermuse pythons, which have nailed me many times, i would suggest a corn as the ultimate starter snake, they are hardy, i personally havent come across anyone bitten by one, dont grow to big etc etc.

    otherwise get a bearded dragon lol, huge entertainment value eevn though not a snake :)
     

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