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Old 12-09-03, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you all think a buisness would do if its dedicated to burmese python rescue and breeding?
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Old 12-09-03, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmmm. You would rescue all these unwanted snakes and then breed them to make MORE unwanted snakes. Doesn't make sense to me.

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Old 12-09-03, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No thats not what i meant, how would a shelter just for burms do? ANd i thought about selling them only to serious educated people... HOw else would they make money for the rescued burms?Any ideas?
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Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions, i plan on doing this in a few years after i gain all of my knowledge and when im old enough.... Like how would i get the snakes, how would i earn money ect...anyone?
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honestly..its a nice idea..but not realalistic.......think your going to have all these big burms.....not often handle or friendly otherwise they woukldn't be unwanted.....they take up large amounts of space..use up lots of eleticity...cost of feeding...your time....and what and to who would you sell these snakes for.....think about cost.......i believe that it would not even break even....i would think you could do more good educating people.......its nice to see people with a big heart...don't let that change........do some reseach.....for just fun...figure out how many animals you could take care of...figure out how much space you would need....then look on line at how much the space alone to rent would be....you'll be surprised..............see ya
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Old 12-09-03, 05:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it sounds like a slow business because it's entirely dedicated to burmese pythons and the captive burmese python population is very low. and the rescue captives are even lower in population. and the rescue captives able to breed even lower. and then unless u had a lot of publicity u'd be confined to the rescue captives within your area which has an even lower population. so u'd probably rescue 1 burmese a year or less. maybe if u expanded to include other reptiles or mammals.
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aren't you 13? Don't you think you're getting a little ahead of yourself already?
I think everyone here would love to set up a reptile rescue. The fact is, it doesn't work out most of the time. Unless you are independantly wealthy or have some kind of sponsor..you are going to end up taking in a bunch of animals that you can't care for - so how much good can you do? Rescuing animals takes a lot of time and money. Some of the animals you take in may need medical attention. I don't know the amount of medication it would take to cure a good sized burm, but it's got to be quite a bit. - Imagine having more than one of those to medicate.
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i know what you all mean, but i know of a loan officer that can get me a huge loan at 18 that i can pay back within 37 years! Im still thinkin...... I can pay for the space and all, maybe a large facility for reptile rescue and education.,.......hmmmm
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i know what you all mean, but i know of a loan officer that can get me a huge loan at 18 that i can pay back within 37 years! Im still thinkin...... I can pay for the space and all, maybe a large facility for reptile rescue and education.,.......hmmmm
37 years? LOL! Are you serious? What about a car? College? House? Wife? Kids? How are you going to pay for that if your still paying off a 37 year long loan? LOL! Sometimes I think you post stuff like this just to be annoying.

Look Landon, your young. Go out with your friends (or get a few), finish school, go to college and get educated. Then you may have a chance to run a rescue (and know what it's like to actually run a business). It's great that your motivated, but come on.
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I know what im doin, and i have friends, money is not a problem here.
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Old 12-10-03, 08:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes but businesses are supposed to make money. the ones that don't go bankrupt (except for governments).


Just how do you plan on having money coming in? most rescues don't make money, rather have other means of support.
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Sorry, how many kids have we seen come on this site saying "i want to open a snake rescue!"... it's a wonderful idea, but it isn't realistic. You, especially, seem to be living in "dream world" because you are expecting to make money ("How do you all think a buisness would do if its dedicated to burmese python rescue and breeding?") which will never, ever happen. You also seem to know little about the problem with burms out there because you want to breed them, and sell them for education purposes (you'd be lucky to give them away.)
When you are well established, free of debts and loans, are well settled in a permanent home and are already making enough to support yourself, your family, and dozens of 12+ ft snakes and all they need (vet fee which will be astronomical, food, cages, cage accessories, lights, quarantine rooms, a vehicle big enough to drive them in, permits, etc etc etc) then give it a shot.
You say money is not a problem, but if it's going to take you 37 years to pay off a loan, then it is. Do you honestly want to be 55 years old, retired from your full time job, and paying off a loan you took out almost 40 years ago to take care of a bunch of snakes you probably lost interest in?
Even if you don't lose interest in them right away, you're not going to be wanting to deal with grouchy, sick, heavy, huge snakes when you're that old. And let's not forget that, ultimately, rescuing these snakes will cost you much, much more than you'd ever make selling them because you probably won't ever sell more than a couple of them for 50$ a pop.

Like we've all said, it's a very noble idea and were I wearing a hat, it would go off to you for wanting to help unfortunate snakes out there. But since it really is an unrealistic possibility for you until you're 30 years old and making a good, stable living, why don't you try involving yourself more as of now? Go to rescues in your area and volounteer (trust me, they need volounteers). That way, you can gain experience and also get a first hand, realistic look at what you're planning on doing at some point in time.

Right now, you're 13 or 14, and yeah, you think snakes are way cool (we all do) and you want to help em all out. When you're 19, you've got a girlfriend who is afraid of a snake bigger than a ball python, want to go to college, maybe still live with your parents who refuse to take care of anything of your's, have no money to pay for the vet and food bills...

It's wiser to wait, trust me. The time will be right in another 15-20 years or so, and there is no rush. You can't help burms if you can't house them, feed them, or treat their injuries.

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oh if you want to help out, donate some of your allowance, paperroute money, etc to a local rescue and join a herp society.
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Here are some links that I think reinforce our points:

Running Reptile Rescues

So you want to be a Reptile Rescue??

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I would love to just have my own rept shop when im older, I dont like the way the shops are run around here, king snakes eating crickets..... or trying to....baby leos with full inch crickets..
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