Honestly I could just stare at this snake forever.
Boaphile vs animal plastics ? Animal plastics is cheaper but it’s already set up and includes the tubs which I really like and the racks have more space. Anyone have any tips/experience plz plz plz reply/message me
AP and Boaphile are both very nice companies with quality products. AP’s products usually come disassembled without tubs, which makes for a slightly higher price. If you’re setting up the rack on your own it can be incredibly difficult as they are very heavy and unsturdy until finished. Plus side? their customer service, in my case, was phenomenal (I’ll always pay a little more if the customer service is good). On the flip side, Boaphile’s racks come completely assembled, with tubs and are also slightly cheaper (I think). Both racks are of similar quality, though in our case the AP rack has space between the bottom shelf and the floor, Boaphile’s does not. This means that whomever is in the bottom slot tends to run a but colder since they’re right against the ground. Boaphile’s customer service is…really hit and miss. Mostly a miss, and in my specific case they were so rude to me I opted to buy from AP instead.
In the long run it’s completely up to you, as they both put out quality rack systems.
Someone please make me a famous reptile blog so I can talk to people about reptiles always no one I know even gives a shit and I’m deprived
Make a reptile blorg. We’re a neat community if you ask me ;)
We really are, and most of us love newcomers to the community. Learn and grow with us! :)
Look at teeny tiny little Nake! She was so cute and little!
It’s even better in real life. I’ll be working on the couch because it’s comfy and then KAIJU OUT OF NOWHERE because she can climb the back of the couch pretty effectively. Or I’ll think she’s napping and I’ll go grab a book and then bep bep lizard tongue because she was hanging out on the bookcase.
I love this giant dorkasaurus.
Today we were going to clean all of the kids out and check to make sure everyone was alright. So we come to Quinoa and we search through the Aspen only to find that our beloved little Sand Boa.. Is nowhere in sight.
So what do we do? B checks behind every single tub in the rack after I check behind it and between the walls and the rack, I decide to check the TV stand and my game collection just out of curiosity I go ahead and open up my bag of cords for everything.
Lo and behold there is a little Anery worm just moving among the cords. So I pick Quinoa up and glare at him, we figure out what allowed him to escape, right the issue, and put him back in.
Queue us both wondering how our cat (who is a hunter of all things) or our two dogs (who EAT all things) did not find and catch the little boa at some point during his adventure and kill him or eat him.
Hognose twins by Bryan Box
If anyone is interested or able, I have a young male? ball python available for rehome-ing. I’m located in Northwest Ohio, and unfortunately don’t drive so he’s pickup only, unless we work something out. He’s a little testy, not super used to being handled, but he eats well and with time will likely calm down.
He was given to me by someone who didn’t know how to take care of him and we don’t have room for him.
Quick reblog to let everyone know he was picked up and is with his new family!
We’re in the north-west uk. If you’d like us to be more specific than that, please feel free to Fan Mail us.
In answer to your second question, we do but only as a “by-product” as it were. We breed specifically for animals which we want to keep. For example, this coming season with one clutch, we’re aiming for axanthic fireflies. Once we have one however, the mother is likely to be retired to live out her days here as another family pet, unless she’s needed for a project in the future (which seems unlikely if we have a female visual).
Ultimately, we breed for ourselves, so once we’ve got what we want, repeat pairings have much less interest to us than it would for someone commercially breeding.
As such, we don’t -ever- breed normal royals to normal royals.
The simple answer is, if we want another, we can simply buy one of the hundreds of unwanted animals produced by commercial breeders and give them a loving home and if -you- want a normal, I would suggest doing the same.
Supporting local breeders is admirable and if you’re looking to breed yourself, I’d strongly recommend it but honestly, I’d rather see a hundred of the normals in a pet store be taken in by someone than see even a single one of ours get sold.
Our snakes already have loving homes, even the ones we’re not “shooting for”. They’ll be with us until they find a suitable home elsewhere. It’s not the snake in the pet store’s fault it was brought into the world by someone who cares less than we do!
So I guess, the real answer is “No, we don’t breed normals” but hopefully, the above explains why we don’t feel the need to. We breed each year, in small numbers, for snakes that we want to keep. Some of those animals will be sold to a lucky few, the rest will live with us forever.