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Old 13-03-2015, 12:16 PM
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Default Preference. Old or Young upstart.

I mean in snakes. Not cars (or dates, for you weirdo's who talk to people).

Young snakes always give me chest pains and sleepless nights. Everyone knows young ones will either shatter like glass if they fall off the vine or refuse a feed, than you have sacrifice your neighbours car to appease the snake gods (doesn't always work....so far it has never worked, but there is a chance it may...one day)

Older snakes know the score. Built like JCBs, healthy appetite and the poop doesn't put you in a coma.
They will climb and fall, but they won't shatter and you never have to wake up in the small hours and check they haven't burst into flames (see SyFy channel) or been called up to go on a undercover mission and never bothered to leave a note.

I prefer older snakes, for all the logical and sensible reasons I have stated......plus 'Pinkie Mice' really gross me out.

Do you have a preference? (I still mean snakes)
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given a choice I'd always take a hatchling - I know they are more effort, but, well I figure they will be adult sized for a lot of years, might as well enjoy a few months of them growing
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im different with species when comes to say boas i like a baby, when it comes to colubrids id take an adult every time, pythons im in the middle
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You pair of weirdo's! I bet you socialize with real people as well
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Old 13-03-2015, 05:14 PM
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I really like the idea of having snakes as tiny babies and getting to see them grow, but on the other hand, they can be difficult for newbs like me! For that reason, I'd say juvies of 6 - 12 months are probably ideal. My KSB was a pain at first you see, but much better behaved now he's older. Having said that, my falsie was good as gold from the start and I got him at about 3 months old.
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I only have two Snakes - a Cali King who is 15 and BRB that is 3 had both since hatchlings and I have loved raising them from hatchlings.....though I am glad they are both adults as they are bullet proof!

When we finally move I am toying with the idea of getting something 'grown-on' perhaps a rescue but I am not sure.
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I always get hatchlings. I feel I know mine better when they're small.
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its a tough one, but all I'll say is that I've never had an adult escape!
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babies, because:

1) they're cute

and

2) they're cheaper
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Old 13-03-2015, 09:49 PM
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Hatchlings because they bring out the parental instinct in me,i like to see them grow up just like kids but there's the added stress of coping with hatchlings but it's satisfying when they turn out to be healthy adults.
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