What reptile would you get?

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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Bushviper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Hoss wrote:
Bushviper wrote:What is strange is that a number of these animals will be for sale at the SOS expo.

I wonder if I am just jaded when i see people ultimate snake being something I have kept but so longer do?

Possibly I should be more appreciative of the privileges I have been afforded in the past.


Burmese vine snake at the expo?


Thats why I said A NUMBER of these animals and not ALL.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Hoss » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 pm

...Yup just thought you might make my day, that's ALL.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Tagged » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:05 pm

Albany adder :) (if I could) otherwise a Red Adder.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby bitis keeper » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:37 pm

King cobra or desert mountain adder :D
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Iggy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:01 pm

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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Gavialis gangeticus; Tomistoma schlegelii and Crocodylus rhombifer, but it would be a sin to keep these species without plans to breed them ;)
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby bitis keeper » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:51 pm

I also would like to keep the philippine sailfin dragon :)
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby mrs s'mee » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:37 pm

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@Mrs s`mee.
Do you keep reptiles because you want to make money or because you love the animal?

I keep reptiles because i love them.


A large part of the joy of keeping, is keeping them successfully enough to breed them. No one keeps snakes to make money - it's not that kind of hobby.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Uromastyx » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:04 am

Mrs s`mee

That i do understand. I believe that we as the hobbyist have to control the market or els we will have a bigger supply than demand.
At the end of the day its the animal that suffer because we cant control the breeding.

I want to breed my yellow anaconda with a granite but I also know that there are no demand for yellow anacondas. So why breed them?

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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:45 am

One of the signs that your snakes are having all the needs and requirements met is the breeding. Too hot, too cold under- or overweight, stress etc will not help you to breed them. It has nothing to do with making money. Remember these are "ultimate snakes" and they will be a challenge to breed.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby mrVynes » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:26 pm

I would get a forest cobra but not just any old snake... this one here (caught by herphabitat in Angola)
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby SterlingAce » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:28 pm

I would love to have Cyclura cornuta , Hydrosaurus pustulatus or Hydrosaurus sp. :smt007
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby RJG » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:01 pm

all 4 mamba species.bitis parviocula or a Osteolaemus tetraspis
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:02 pm

I can't believe that nobody thought at Atheris sp. :-D
For my definitely a Atheris Hespida
King cobra
I think Natrix Natrix could be very interesting and its a beautiful snake
and Albino African rock python.
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Re: What reptile would you get?

Postby RJG » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:30 pm

i would get atheris hispida just to see how on earth it sheds
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