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Old 05-03-03, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good snake for a friend

My friend really likes my snakes. So he has decided to get a snake. He wants a snake that is moderate size, nothing smaller than around 4ft he said. What would be best in your opinions. He doesnt want a colubrid, so i suggested a BCI male. He knows all the care and responsibilty of owning a snake so no worries there. If you can try and respond A.S.A.P so he can start to read on them. I know its a short time but I will be able to help he lives less than 5 minutes away. Thanks in advance

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Old 05-03-03, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My fisrt snKE was a BP. I got mine at PCPC, i got a female and my friend has a male.(we're planning to breed them)
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if hes looking for something around the size of a bci why not a carpet python?
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Old 05-03-03, 01:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would not recomend a ball python (how many posts have we seen that say my ball python is not eating please help me) plus there are a lot of wild caught and wild farmed balls out there (price seems to decide what most uninformed newcomers buy)There are a few snakes that are more suitable for a FIRST TIME KEEPER(a common boa or one of the Bci ssp are not one of them)Here is a list of constricting snakes that are not too big and are very forgiving in husbandry practices.Rosy boa the best of the best for a starter boa,one of the sand boa's would also be a good choice if you do not mind a snake that likes to hide.Childrens pythons are also excellent if you like constrictors (small docile good feeders and easy to care for) and the last one even though it is a colubrid (I think they think they are boids though myself) the African house snake.That is what you asked for I hope your friend makes the right decision If he has never owned a snake before he should start with a corn or a king (wether he likes them or not cause there is a lot to learn about reptiles and these snakes will help with that process.



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sand boa,bp,childrenspython or amozon tree boa
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Childrens vic hit about 36" to 42" max and are great little pythons and easy to care for.



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i would say get him a retic! let it eat his a$$! HAHAHAHAHA :P
Ball python is a better choice

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I agree, Ball pythons are not for beginners. Their husbandry requirements are nott too bad, but not as easy as some colubrids. Eating..........lol. What it wants, when it wants, and not a day before. too stressful IMO for new snake owners. It leads to more stress for the snake, as new owners tend to try to offer food every few days, thus causing the snake to associate food with stress, and exacerbating the feeding problem. Children's pythons, spotteds, but not BP's.
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I am breaking out my flack jacket as we speak for all the shots I will have to take from the ball python crowd (just calling it the way I see it ) Take yer best shots
*aiming at Hip* nah just kidding man!

after reading what you wrote I realized that I was wrong and that your right. BP can be problem feeders and if the keeper is new to herps and snakes he might get tiered of his snake not eating and decide to get rid of it.
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can I get an "AMEN!!!" for hips post? AMEN!!! hip.
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My friend chose a ball python. He read my ball python book last night before we had to get to bed. He made sure he got a CB and he asked to have it fed, and it ate. I willl get soem pics of it soon cause im going over now to help him out with anything he needs
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