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Old 07-02-03, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy moving to Hawaii- seriously

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I'll admit it, my fiance and I jumped right into the herpaddiction and the 3rd of our 4 snakes we got within a year's time was a burm. Honestly, we didn't know all that there was to know about it- but I'm trying to learn new things every day. "Clyde" is only 3 feet now, and in my opinion she is small for her one year old age (LOTS of feeding problems as a baby)- but I love her and refuse to give her up. My fiance is in the Navy, so there is at least one more big move in our future, and we donít know where in the US that will be, but I know that we are taking the snakes with us. Iíve been with them a good yearís time and I canít possibly think of giving them up. Honestly, I donít understand how people can trade/swap snakes with each other. I guess I take them closer to heart. But I do know that I rather go through the pain of having to give her up than allow her less than a worthwhile life. If you have an 8 foot snake, you better know what to feed it unless someone left it on your doorstep and ran. (Sorry for the ramble, itís been a long day at work.)
Ahhh crapÖ I can totally cry at any moment. In my own quote above I mentioned that my fiancť is in the Navy and we have one more move within the US, and how I would never give up my snakes. We never thought heíd actually get sent to HAWAII! We were rooting for Washington or San Diego, CA.

So now I am all mopey and donít want to give up my 4 little girls. I will be moving to Hawaii (Pearl Harbor) before the yearís end and I canít take a single one with me. I have put so much love, money, and time into my snakes that I canít bare to let them go. No one in my family would take them; I donít have any friends that I would want to have them. The only hope is that the exotic reptile shopkeepers who sold them to us (they no longer have the store but I have become really good friends with them) may want to take them- not to sell off, but to maybe keep them for us. I canít picture selling or trading them like they were a baseball card or something. I also canít picture giving them to someone else because I canít see them caring and loving them as much as I already do.

I know there have been others in somewhat similar situations- how do you deal with it? Itís killing me. Yeah yeah- oh weíre moving to paradise and all that crap, fine, but these are more to me than just pets. What to do? Oh what to do??????

Pliskin- ball python
Boscoe- Colombian red tail
Clyde- Burmese
Mars- hog isle
(if I had a scanned picture Iíd insert them here, but I donít)
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Old 07-02-03, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-03, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can bring them to Hawaii with you if your able to or you can sell them or you can sell a few and bring the ones you cant live without thats all I can think of..... good luck
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Old 07-02-03, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That sucks cause no snakes are allowed in hawaii.

I have never moved so i don't even know how to do it. Sorry you have to go. Good luck finding them a good home.
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Old 07-02-03, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you know how long his post will be ? You could consider a foster home until you can keep them again.
Really feeling for you tho.
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I think the shop keeper on a temporary basis is the best bet. It's too bad your fiance can't chose his location. Maybe he can plead the situation and get reassigned to some where else?

We had the opertunity to move and I would be getting a dream job but we couldn't take the snakes with us. So I turned down the job.
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Old 07-02-03, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Really no snakes? There trying to do it here too. If the shop keeper cant take them I would sell them to members on here if possable and buy them back at a later date
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I believe no snakes are even native to Hawaii (except water snakes). No snakes/reptiles period. He submitted his "dream sheet" to the Navy of the top 3 places he wanted to go: Bermerton Washington, San Diego CA, Kings Bay GA, then we had Hawaii as our 4th pick. Norfolk VA and Groton CT suck, so that's why Hawaii was before those 2. The choices were those 6, but the Navy picks for you over all. Noone thought that there would be absolutely no openings to those first 3 places.

We wonít be moving until late Sept or late Oct. In theory this was going to be our last move until Brian was out of the Navy (5 years) but I think he/we can move again after 2 years. Wouldnít you think it would be a bit intrusive to put 4 snakes onto someoneís hands? I donít know what to do, this is tearing me up.
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I'm so sorry. My brother had to do the same with his dog when he moved. I would have taken it but I already have 3 & his was not the best with kids (I tried for 6 months). Wish I was closer as I would foster for you for a couple years. Keep looking. You have a couple months to find someone for them to stay with. Best of luck.
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I am going overseas for a year next week, Monday actually, and I placed my 6 boas with friends of mine for the year. They are going to "boa sit" for me and I am going to pay "boa support"

This was the only answer I could come up with that didn't involve selling/adopting out my boas. Of the 6, 4 were adopted and the other two I had just purchased. The bad thing is that I just got them at the end of May and was on my way home from picking them up when this job opportunity came up.

So now they are all placed with people I know will care for them like they do their own, because they actually were theirs before I adopted/bought them

I don't know about 2 years let alone 5 years of having your boas in someone else's care.

Might be best just to find some great homes for them and start again when you get back to the states (mainland).


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hey,
im truley sorry to here that, .ME and my family have started a program called the RRP also knows as the reptile rescue program, we take reptiles that are mis treated,or from people who just cant have them annymore.We have 6 open spaces currently.I live in texarkana texas and i could give them all a wonderfull home,i have been in the hobby for many years and know alot about your snakes.I would be honered to take them off of your hands, as soon as i get my digital camera fixed i could also post some pics of them and show you how the are doing...Its up to you,i love snakes as much as you do,they are just like(well maybe more)inportant than people to me.Tell me what you think...
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Please reply,im realy wanting to know your answer.I could take one two three or all of them off of your hands and take care of them...
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Sounds like another person that started a rescue just to get "free animals".
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I refer to my BCC, Waldo, as my "baby" and I couldn't bear to live without him. I feel your pain in having to be seperated. My Dumeril and Burm are getting closer to me as time goes on, but nothing will ever replace the place Waldo found in my heart. I am with you, I don't understand the sell/trade aspect of snakes. I almost considered giving up my Burm rescue until I realized how silly that was, I could never willingly let him go. You don't see people raising puppies and then trading them away because there is another breed that seems interesting. My snakes are just as close to my as my mammalian pets. Anyway, I can't sympathize enough. If you get down to the wire, I would be able to foster one of your babies (except the Burm, one Burm is more than enough for any household) until you can return to the continent. I know you'd rather have them with someone you already know, but I have to offer just in case you find yourself out of options.

And I don't think I'd trust anyone that offers to "take them off your hands" ... just my thoughts.

Good luck, and stay strong. =)
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