Some petshop animals

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Some petshop animals

Postby Bushviper » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:24 pm

As you have seen I am in the US for a short holiday. I have seen wild bald eagles twice, a baby and an adult, been bitten by fire ants while looking for herps and seen a good couple of snakes that escaped. These were mostly the black racers and they are pretty quick.

I also went to a small little petshop here and took pics of the following animals:

Proper redtail listed as surinam boa.

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Then one listed as Guyanan

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Then a true red beardie. The picture does not do him justice. He is really red not like the stuff I have seen locally called red beardies.

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The hog island boas here are extremely light pastel coloured. Really pretty and not very big. This was a breeder and only about 1.2 metres long

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The nicest and most expensive reptile was this Emerald Tree monitor (Varanus prasinus) which is a captive bred sub adult. The price was $950 but this animals is worth that much.

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I am going to a few dealers this weekend so I will post more pics. Dont bother sending me orders I cannot bring anything back. If I could I would be broke and overdrawn by now.
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Postby Sean » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:25 pm

Very nice BV thanks 4 the pics.
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Postby feri » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:54 pm

sweet pics
pity about the orders tho

seems like u having a blast
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Postby Mongoose » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:09 pm

Very nice, Need some of that here in sunny sa!
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Postby drummer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:31 pm

thanks for sharing...i am leaving for the states in less than 2 weeks..so also looking forward to seeing the stuff avaliable :)

green tree monitors have been in my wish list forever! Def worth the cash...but heard they are very hard to breed.
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:31 pm

I expect you to arrive home with that Guyana Red Tail somewhere in the luggage. lol
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Postby Spikelet » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:07 pm

Interesting pics BV - looks awesome :)

Do they have the beardie on rabbit pellets? He is a stunning red :)

can't wait for the next set of pics :)
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:11 am

Yes Spikelet they have all the herbivorous reptiles on rabbit pellets as a substrate. I am not sure if this is perfect but it seems to work for them.

The baby beardies were all on a calcium sand substrate. Not that cheap either. Prices about the same as at home.
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Postby Corncrazy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:30 am

Stunnun BV, sure u havin a ball. The pet shops there look like they take care of there reps ;)
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Postby Hellemar » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:09 pm

Hi...


Thanks for sharing !

But about that Emerald Tree monitor - did you say that the price was $950 ? That´s almost R9500 right ? For that price, you get 2,5-3 Emerald Tree monitor here in Sweden...

So this is the proof - Sweden is 3 times better then USA... :lol:



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Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:30 pm

Hellemar if you can get me 3 captive bred sub adults for R10 000 I am pretty sure we can work out some paperwork and quarantine to get them here.

I have not been to Sweden so I cannot judge if it is 3 times better. It is the home of the swedish massage so that has to be good.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:37 pm

Hey BV, you're one lucky guy!!! Have fun and....May a pair of mating C.adamanteus lie on one of the quiete back roads for you one night (and may you remember your camera).

Oh and please bring me a trio of adult albino retics :D :D

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Postby Dead_puppy » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:15 pm

Has anyone ever seen any tree monitors in SA yet? Heard any rumours?
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Postby Bushbaby » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:21 pm

Not that I'm aware of. Soz.
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