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Im just wondering what you guys think would be a good snake for my next snakey. At the moment I have a baby corn and a Pueblan Milk Snake, I have had in the past 3 corns, a Mexican Black and a royal. Ive been keeping snakes for about 3 years, with a little gap in between. I would like a bit of a bigger snake for my next one, but not too big, theres an albino burm in my local reptile shop but I dont think thats a very good idea because I hear they grow pretty quickly to start with, so I have been considering a Boa, but im not too sure. Any ideas?

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Thats a fair amount of snakes in 3 years and no longer have them. Why do you no longer have the previous snakes as this could point people in the right direction for getting something new.
 

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CARPET PYTHON MATE :no1::2thumb:

cheers shaun
 

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I'm a bit embarressed by the reason i dont have the snakes anymore, its because i went to australia in 2008 for 3 weeks, and when i got back my mum had decided that she didnt want the snakes in the house anymore and got rid of them, you wont be surprised that i was more than a little p!ssed off with this, but now that im a little older she doesnt mind at all anymore, and i have recently picked up another corn to get me started again, and a few days later i saw a Pueblan and had to have it. But i do have a little experience and I do pretty much know what im doing when it comes to snakes, I spend alot of free time looking up about snakes and whatnot, and have done since i was about 12, just before i got my first snake. So I know i would be able to give the requirements to any new snake, but I just would like someone to point me in the right direction, as I dont want anything that im not going to be able to afford.
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CARPET PYTHON MATE :no1::2thumb:

cheers shaun
I have been thinking about carpet pythons, beautiful snakes, but I really like jaguar carpets lol, do you know how much these cost and how hard they are to get hold of, or would you recommend starting with a normal carpet?
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dwarf boas are a good start into a larger species,theres a few on here for sale.. look up gaz hes a great guy and top quality animals at really good prices,hes always at hand to give advice too.
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I'm a bit embarressed by the reason i dont have the snakes anymore, its because i went to australia in 2008 for 3 weeks, and when i got back my mum had decided that she didnt want the snakes in the house anymore and got rid of them, you wont be surprised that i was more than a little p!ssed off with this, but now that im a little older she doesnt mind at all anymore, and i have recently picked up another corn to get me started again, and a few days later i saw a Pueblan and had to have it. But i do have a little experience and I do pretty much know what im doing when it comes to snakes, I spend alot of free time looking up about snakes and whatnot, and have done since i was about 12, just before i got my first snake. So I know i would be able to give the requirements to any new snake, but I just would like someone to point me in the right direction, as I dont want anything that im not going to be able to afford.
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you'll pick up a carpet sibling from £50 upwards

a diamond jungle for £150 ish

if you had a budget of £200 theres plenty carpets you would be able to afford mate

they are easy to keep

on display hanging off a branch most days

loads of different colours and patterns

great feeding response

forgiving if mistakes are made very hardy species

anything from 4 to 8 feet in legnth roughly the girth of a coke can

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By the way im not claiming to be an expert, i know alot of knowledge comes from experience, which i dont have much in as i have only had snakes that are easy to care for. In fact I probably dont know as much as i think i do, but i like to think i know a bit :p
 

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Whats the budget for both enclosure and snake?
Are you planning on going to Uni?
Are you moving out from the parents anytime soon as rented may not allow pets (including snakes) and space may be smaller especially if you have an 8x4x4 viv for a mainland retic.
How much money do you have for food, heating and up keep per week or month?
What does your mum say on the next snake, not really sure she sounds to keen on getting anything other than the norm if sold your snakes before. As a minor, do you not need parental permission anyways when buying a snake from a shop?
What type of snake do you want? Colubrid, boid, nocturnal, duirnal, arboreal...?

Lots of questions to a question really.
 

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dwarf boas are a good start into a larger species,theres a few on here for sale.. look up gaz hes a great guy and top quality animals at really good prices,hes always at hand to give advice too.
good luck dude
Cheers matey I'll have a look :)
 

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you'll pick up a carpet sibling from £50 upwards

a diamond jungle for £150 ish

if you had a budget of £200 theres plenty carpets you would be able to afford mate

they are easy to keep

on display hanging off a branch most days

loads of different colours and patterns

great feeding response

forgiving if mistakes are made very hardy species

anything from 4 to 8 feet in legnth roughly the girth of a coke can

cheers shaun
Cheers! I'm definitely going to have a look into these :)
 

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I have been thinking about carpet pythons, beautiful snakes, but I really like jaguar carpets lol, do you know how much these cost and how hard they are to get hold of, or would you recommend starting with a normal carpet?
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no mate all the carpets get kept pretty much the same

diamonds are different so i would'nt buy a diamond as your first carpet

re coastal jaguars and other jags

BLADEBLASTER terry would be the one to pm as he's expecting jag clutches this breeding season

SWMORELIA mike and joel would be others you could pm as they have a few carpet projects on the go as well

moreliuk on here will have some top class morelia also mate

cheers shaun
 

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so your mum let you have the snakes, you went on holiday and she got rid of them. Hmmm. What a bitch! Suggestion....move out first then get a snake!
 

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Im just wondering what you guys think would be a good snake for my next snakey. At the moment I have a baby corn and a Pueblan Milk Snake, I have had in the past 3 corns, a Mexican Black and a royal. Ive been keeping snakes for about 3 years, with a little gap in between. I would like a bit of a bigger snake for my next one, but not too big, theres an albino burm in my local reptile shop but I dont think thats a very good idea because I hear they grow pretty quickly to start with, so I have been considering a Boa, but im not too sure. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Cheers, James.
how about a dwarf boa? crawl cay boa?
or a spotted python or childrens python, don't grow large at all, fab snakes!
or a carpet python!! :flrt:
 

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check out Irian Jaya carpets, Jungle carpets etc, Coastals tend to get quite a lot longer, still very nice carpets though.
 

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papau new guinea hatchling

reduced pattern irian jaya

75% irian jag reduced pattern

50% jungle jag

bredl

can't resist diamond


gives you an idea of what your looking for then just do a bit of research and you'll be just fine mate

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Whats the budget for both enclosure and snake?
Are you planning on going to Uni?
Are you moving out from the parents anytime soon as rented may not allow pets (including snakes) and space may be smaller especially if you have an 8x4x4 viv for a mainland retic.
How much money do you have for food, heating and up keep per week or month?
What does your mum say on the next snake, not really sure she sounds to keen on getting anything other than the norm if sold your snakes before. As a minor, do you not need parental permission anyways when buying a snake from a shop?
What type of snake do you want? Colubrid, boid, nocturnal, duirnal, arboreal...?

Lots of questions to a question really.
My budget isnt amazing at the moment, im not talking about getting a new snake in a couple of minutes, im just thinking for when i do get a bit more money. I'm not planning on going to uni, I'm at college doing welding and fabrication at the moment and will be there for another 3 years. I dont think i will be moving out just yet, I couldnt afford to live on my own at the moment. I know that I could afford the upkeep for a snake, i get enough money to do that, im certain I could look after the snake after the initial costs. My mum is fine with me and my snakes now, she didnt get rid of them because she doesnt like them in the house, its because she thought i had lost interest, which i hadnt. Well i'm seventeen so I dont need parental permission, I dont want you to think that im a kid that doesnt know what im doing, i love snakes and would never get anything i didnt think i could give good conditions too and all that, i would make sure i could look after the snake and would make sure i could give the correct requirements. I'm not too fussy about that, whatever snake i like i will make sure i read as much as possible about it before i even looked into bringing one home. Thanks. :)
 

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You sound like you've got your head screwed on, and thats a start! I'm at uni, living at home still saving money, and working (when I have the time around uni). I'm glad to hear you're doing your research before buying an animal (lots of people don't, and then try to get rid of them after panicking!) I'm sure you'll find something you really want soon enough!
 

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My budget isnt amazing at the moment, im not talking about getting a new snake in a couple of minutes, im just thinking for when i do get a bit more money. I'm not planning on going to uni, I'm at college doing welding and fabrication at the moment and will be there for another 3 years. I dont think i will be moving out just yet, I couldnt afford to live on my own at the moment. I know that I could afford the upkeep for a snake, i get enough money to do that, im certain I could look after the snake after the initial costs. My mum is fine with me and my snakes now, she didnt get rid of them because she doesnt like them in the house, its because she thought i had lost interest, which i hadnt. Well i'm seventeen so I dont need parental permission, I dont want you to think that im a kid that doesnt know what im doing, i love snakes and would never get anything i didnt think i could give good conditions too and all that, i would make sure i could look after the snake and would make sure i could give the correct requirements. I'm not too fussy about that, whatever snake i like i will make sure i read as much as possible about it before i even looked into bringing one home. Thanks. :)

if you decide on a carpet mate a good book to get is

keeping and breeding australian pythons,edited by mike swan

it covers all the things you need to know re carpets

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no mate all the carpets get kept pretty much the same

diamonds are different so i would'nt buy a diamond as your first carpet

re coastal jaguars and other jags

BLADEBLASTER terry would be the one to pm as he's expecting jag clutches this breeding season

SWMORELIA mike and joel would be others you could pm as they have a few carpet projects on the go as well

moreliuk on here will have some top class morelia also mate

cheers shaun
Cheers, i'll have a think and a look up about them and maybe try and have a word with the people you told me, thanks alot.
 
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