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  1. Snakes
    It seems many of us are extremely passionate about our snakes, many seem to be very educated in husbandry, genetics and business/market in the UK. But I wonder how many of us are making a living from breeding projects? By this I do not mean are people making millions, I mean how many of us are...
  2. Lizards
    I'm interested to know at what point did you realise your hobby or interest of lizards etc became an addiction or is it just an interest?
  3. Snakes
    Hands off our hobby. Let's tell UK political parties exotic animals make good pets too...
  4. Breeding
    Hello! Apologies to start off with, not really sure if this is the right place to put this question. At what point does hobby breeding become a business? I see a lot of people here breeding various species of reptiles etc, but very little are running their own businesses actually breeding...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    Are your creatures (inverts, reps, exotics, etc.) a 'collection' or are they your pets? I don't think there's anything wrong with either one of these, as long as you're looking after them properly, I am merely curious! I know a lot of people sell and swap their creatures for various reasons; I...
  6. Snakes
    I keep hearing via forums and general discussion that our hobby is under threat and that it is a troubling time for reptile keepers. Yet I've not really heard nor do many who say this support the statement with why this is the case (gets thrown about to support other arguments). The industry...
  7. Snakes
    I was asked today by a customer in my shop where I work, "why do you keep snakes?".... and if I'm honest I couldn't give a straight answer without a lot of thought. After a quick think, I decided that it was because I got hooked from a very young age on these fascinating animals. They are the...
  8. Snakes
    Smuggled Cobras Seized By Thai Customs Officials Last Updated 13:53 13/11/2012 Thai customs officials have seized 600 deadly cobras after stopping a vehicle at a checkpoint in a central region of the country. The reptiles came from Malaysia and were being shipped through Thailand for use in...
  9. DWA Species
    Hi, Please sign this petition to help stop our hobby being outlawed. Complete Protection of, and Prevention of the Abolishment of, the Herpetological Pet Trade in the UK - e-petitions Thanks Phil. (Thanks to CornyGirl in the Snake Section)
  10. Lizards
    Hi, Please sign this petition to help stop our hobby being outlawed. Complete Protection of, and Prevention of the Abolishment of, the Herpetological Pet Trade in the UK - e-petitions Thanks Phil. (Thanks to CornyGirl in the Snake Section)
  11. Fun
    What motorbikes do you own/like? hey peoples :welcome: Okay so we all share the same reptile interest, how about sharing some more interests. Possibly motorbikes? I want to see pictures of your beautiful motorbikes!!! unfortunately I am only 19 and due to UK laws you have to be over 21 to...
  12. Snakes
    so, has it gone past hobby when someone could say "i have this snake, do you want it?" and had i the room(you know giant dream house set up for reptile vivs:whistling2:) i dont care what species it is, finiky eater, hissy/bitey/what-have-you, or even better, "would you like one of every species...
  13. General Herp Chat
    i'm thinking of starting a podcast about our lovely hobby. i have a podcast called the Foisty Cabbage on iTunes (lots of bad language parental advisory) i want to make a family friendly podcast about reptile keeping, I could have guests to come and speak, dates of upcoming shows, articles...
  14. Snakes
    I thought I'd just make a quick thread about snake breeding as an income: 3 co-dominant animals: Spider, mojave, pinstripe Buy 15 normal ball python females, each male can breed upto 5 females. All prices based on hatching babies: So a male spider: £120 Male mojave: £150 Pinstripe: £150...
  15. Snakes
    Snakes and lizards, have interested me since I was five, i've just started to breed them, I was just wondering do you know anybody who breeds reptiles as a job, without their need to supplement their income from a regular day job. So in short, do you know anyone who makes a living off breeding...
  16. Lizards
    ok as things have got a abit off track on here and i will hold my hands up and admit to getting abit hot headed and in general a pleb, I wanted to start a thread that hopefully everyone can join in on and there be not kicking off ! As we all share the same passion i wanted to know what spurs...
  17. Snakes
    Hey everyone! (sorry for the tiny font) I'm hoping to hear lots of interesting thoughts on this one, but lets not turn it into a war! I'd like to know what people think when it comes to swapping/selling reptiles. A few months ago I had a pair of fat tails and although they were really...
  18. Lizards
    Hi everyone I thought I would just share a couple of pics of the Leo I bought home from Kidderminster last weekend, I know it's a little late but I have been busy all week. I hope you like her... The OH has named her Princess to my horror and she will be breeding next year with Prince...
  19. Spiders and Inverts
    This is an article for those interested in attempting wet preservation of specimens, both pet arachnids and wild collected specimens. I will cover some basic concepts and review some common fixation agents which are accessible to hobbyists. I will also cover how to apply to purchase IDA and...
  20. Snakes
    Hello there!!! I am looking for a new hobby, because i get moaned at for using my beloved computer too much. :( What has inspired me about snakes is that i went to a pet shop and handled a snake, and i really liked it. I have done my fair share of research about Corn Snakes, and have picked up...
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