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Old 05-21-03, 04:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't know for sure but I'd say around $20,000 CDN give or take on snakes etc. For example I bought a BP from Henry Piorun this weekend for $1,500. Last month I spent approx. $2,000 on mice (stocking up for a couple months) & plan on spending another $1,000 on rodents in the next month also (need pinkies etc. for babies & their buyers) Mind you I keep from approx. 80 - 300 snakes, depending on the hatchling scene. If you want to see what I keep check out my post in this forum in the "what do you got" type thread.
Remember lots of snakes cost you lots of cash to maintain properly. I haven't even got into rubbermaids, shavings, shop towels etc. Something to keep in mind for these people who buy lots of hatchlings & then turn around & sell them all as yearlings, because they all of a sudden cost so much to keep because they are eating more & need larger homes/prey etc.
Hatchlings turn into snakes, just like kittens & puppies turn into cats & dogs. Not so cute all of a sudden (for some people). Something to think about before you get too carried away buying animals. Make sure you are responsible & can continue to care for the animals you buy. Please do not treat them as disposable pets to be "dumped" at your convience. I have aquired a lot of specimens from people such as this & have others calling me all the time hoping I will buy their yearling Corn/King because "I didn't think it would grow so fast/cost so much". Do your research first people. NUFF SAID Mark I.

P.S. RachelS your Indigo deal sounds almost too good to be true. I hope it works out for you. Make sure that your state will legally let you keep it, chances are you will require a state permit, that is if it is even allowed to be kept. If the snake has to cross any state lines it WILL REQUIRE a federal permit. Unless of course you are purchasing an illegal specimen or transport it illegally. I know the laws can be quite strict in some states in reguards to E. Indigos so make sure you know where you stand before becoming too involved. M.I.

P.P.S To anyone who reads this & gets any "funny ideas" the signs on my back door read "We Don't Call 911" (a handgun is pictured) & "There Is Nothing In Here Worth Losing Your Life Over" so take the hint because I practice what I preach! Mark I.
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