Jungle carpets or Black pines? - Page 3 - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Snakes

  #21 (permalink)  
Old 14-08-2013, 10:28 PM
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,041

Well, there's no arguing with that!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 15-08-2013, 09:40 AM
kitschyduck's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,503

Originally Posted by loxocemus View Post
black pines are the dark shiny gems of the long leaf pine forests they live in, they are extinct as viable populations in large portions of their range, the de soto national park is probably their last stronghold and their best chance of survival. they used to be much more common in captivity but have fallen out of favor and style thru no fault of their own. as captives they are awesome animals, one of the finest their family has to offer. if you have the chance to produce a next generation of them i highly recommend you do so, there are few species available today where some more interest would benefit their species as a whole. there is a genuine risk they could die out both in captivity and in the wild, every specimen out there is an important part of their chances to remain something other than a memory.

GREAT. And I thought I had settled on a decision finally

Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 15-08-2013, 09:55 AM
Adam Birchall's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Posts: 3,191

High yellow Jungles everytime, it has to be the Carpets, you know that.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 15-08-2013, 10:19 AM
bladeblaster's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 35,069
Reviews: 2

Black Pines certainly have a lot more 'kudos'

You have to go with the one which interests you most at the end of the day.

I have kept a number of other species, including pits, some rarer than others, and I have to say that very few have ever come close to giving me as much pleasure as carpet pythons.

I thnk the pits generally are great snakes, I like the look of them, but I didn;t find keeping them particularly rewarding. Smae with garters.

Others will be the opposite, I know garter enthusiasts that will think I am off my trolly for prefereing carpets over garters. Its horses for courses at the end of the day, and only you can decide which gives you more pleasure.
Keiron, kitschyduck and Paul F like this.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 15-08-2013, 10:27 AM
kitschyduck's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,503

I really, really, really would love to be part of something special by breeding black pines as helping them thrive in the future, but I do get an incredible amount of joy from watching arboreal snakes perch and climb about. And the vivs I'd keep them in are 2ft tall.

I think it's going to be jungles for that reason.
Adam Birchall likes this.

Reply With Quote

black pine , breeding , carpet python , jungle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New arrivals - Black Pines Keiron Snake Pictures 18 26-02-2013 10:05 PM
black pines? Jewel Snakes 8 10-07-2012 09:58 PM
morelia fans (black and white jungle carpets) orvil69 Snakes 30 25-07-2011 11:22 PM
Cornwall Jungle female and Jungle x Irian male carpets £180 for the pair Jczreptiles Snake Classifieds 22 12-10-2009 12:55 PM
Black Pines and Indigos! Pitsplx Snakes 30 14-10-2007 01:05 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)