I ALLWAYS look for local breeders, then canadian breeders.
If I don't find what I want I look in the States.
Paperwork is not allways that difficult, depends what you buy.
And often shipping charges are pretty much the same, we gotta admit Air Canada is pretty expensive... also depends about many different factors.
Also, I'm not a patient guy, when I want something, I want it now
and seems theres more availability in the States.
I've been looking for white lip pythons for a small while and can't find any in all Canada... something is definitly wrong here...
I don,t wanna start looking in the Stats, but seems I won't have the choice.
All this to say I bought once from the States and I was pretty pleased, but I'm looking forward to dealing with Canadian breeders the more I can.