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Old 21-03-2008, 12:33 AM
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since a lot of people on the forum have seemed to be putting "entire collections" up due to personal difficulty's i thought i'd start a thread up.

i am going to setup a reptile sitting service
where anyone who is going on holiday - moving house to whatever..
needs someone to look after their reps for a while, (time is no problem)

i don't work due to personal health problems
and have all of the time and space in the world

the time periods could be from a day to months.. i have no issue with time and am financially stable.

my experience with reps is strong and have reputable sources for when there's something i can't think of or don't know about.

in the past to present i have kept reptiles from corns to pythons
kingsnakes to boas
and everything in between

lizards from geckos to iguanas, monitors to dragons

i have kept inverts from millepedes to tarantulas

and amphibians, chellonian (turtles AND terrapins), and exotics such as parrots and rare breeds of exotic mammals.

i have experience with non feeders, aggressive pets, and illnesses including various parasites and deficiencies.

the only thing i will NOT be accepting is DWA.
i do not have a license
and will NOT pretend to know as much as i should about them
they are a passion and i do know my stuff
but will not be in ANY position to take any in


i will supply food, and all means for the reps taken in for however long
depending on breed and time in my care there will be a small non profit fee to cover some expenses, but it will be non profit and as i buy in bulk, won't be expensive at all.

i am not starting this to make money
and will not be making this into a profit maker

i will be looking for a driver at some stage to help with getting reps too and from my house in Highley, Shropshire. but if you can deliver or live within reasonable distance of shropshire then i would be happy to collect or obviously have you come over if possible.

for those of you who don't know me, i am available on msn, or have a mobile and house number if you'd like some more information. i also am obviously (spending far too much time here :P) am available by pm or a reply to this post

i will accept any criticism on this post
and as it is in it's early days
be a little gentle

again please pm with any questions
or if you think i've missed something out

thankyou for your time and i hope this is suited in this section of the forum

xxxx
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Old 21-03-2008, 12:38 AM
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Sounds good to me.. Would you have empty vivs yourself or would we need to provide vivs?

Right now I dont think we'd be able to go on holiday because of the amount of pets we have..

How would you go about quarantine and keeping animals away from each other to stop the spread of potential diseases..
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good questions brat

at present i have vivs spare for creatures great and small
but will be investing in more as the days go by

where possible vivs would need to come with for now
unless i have something suitable
i also feel that the stress levels are easier to work with when an animal is used to a particular environment, but if it is a problem. vivs can be provided and with a little notice i can always cater for different sizes etc.

my house and converted garage are large
and spread out

here is a pic of my house
length of garden isn't shown but is huge
and i have plenty of outdoor space for my outdoor vivs which can be used weather permitting for some natural uv etc



with several rescue pets in the past i have designated various areas for different types of problems and of breeds, also with breeds for helping myself with the rounds

helps to have some organisation i find !

with regards to quarantine i have a lot of space to use for various types of health problems

where possible they will be in seperate rooms
(depending on the amount of reps i have in)
and will not be mixed, under any circumstances

even without parasites/mites
vivs will be cleared every day and thoroughly disinfected (non toxic) once every 5 days

i personally do this
i like to keep things clean!

i think this answered everything?

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Old 21-03-2008, 12:50 AM
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Do you have a price list for holidays etc... people with large collections - like myself... cannot got on holiday - local rep shops charge £3 per animal per day... a hell of a lot.

People like me who have rescues that cannot feed for themselves, would you be able to cater for geckos/snakes etc like that?
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as previously stated am very experienced with non feeders and feeding trouble
and this would not be a problem

special methods and even environments which owners would like their pets to be in can be negotiated as well
as not all of use the same ideas when viv planning, i would like to go with what an animal is used to as affore mentioned

it wouldn't be anywhere near anything like 3 per day
i find that a profit making service !
which i am not

i would make the payments at a weekly / fortnightly / monthly charge
depending on the time they're here, how you'd prefer to pay etc.

with regards to holidays and short term
it would be a total charge made payable on collection of reps from my care

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Old 21-03-2008, 01:03 AM
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thank you very muchly.
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as previously stated am very experienced with non feeders and feeding trouble
and this would not be a problem

special methods and even environments which owners would like their pets to be in can be negotiated as well
as not all of use the same ideas when viv planning, i would like to go with what an animal is used to as affore mentioned

it wouldn't be anywhere near anything like 3 per day
i find that a profit making service !
which i am not

i would make the payments at a weekly / fortnightly / monthly charge
depending on the time they're here, how you'd prefer to pay etc.

with regards to holidays and short term
it would be a total charge made payable on collection of reps from my care

xxx
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p.s. will work out a price list tomorrow and if you'd all have a look over and give me some feedback that'd be fab
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not a problem
keep an eye on this thread for prices and more info etc
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Good stuff.
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thankyou dean
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