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View Poll Results: Where do you get most of your animals?
Petstores rule 7 12.07%
I got buddies that breed them 14 24.14%
only from the best breeders in the business 37 63.79%
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Old 08-28-02, 07:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I get all mine from breeders. I ordered the snake I have from an out of state breeder, and as for one in MI the only one I am aware of ATM is located at 12mile rd and I-94 in Roseville MI. I know its a bit far from ya, but Frank (the guy who runs the animal dept) is VERY knowlegable, and helpful.
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Old 08-28-02, 09:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hey Jeanette

I'm in Ottawa Canada eh!

I just seem to get calls out of the blue from people looking to dump their reptiles. I have no idea how they get my name?!?!? Most of my adopted animals come to me mal-treated and unhealthy too!


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i got my bp from a reptile show i rescued a smooth green and anoles from a store
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Old 08-30-02, 10:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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get most of mine from breeders but the occasional one from the pet store never had the chance to rescue one yet but would love to help out when i could
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i got one of mine from a petstore and the other from a friend who couldn't take care of him anymore...
1.0 albino cali. king snake(Diego)1.0 0.0.1 Blue-Tongued Skink (Oz)1.0 western hoggie (Tiki)0.0.1 amel creamsicle corn (Leo)0.0.1

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Old 06-17-03, 10:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I got my leopard gecko and my male bearded dragon off petstores. Then i heard that a couple times a year people all over the city get together and talk about and sell there animals. I was amazed!
After that i only got my herps from those specail events because i realized that these people devote there life to raising animals.
My next 2 herps(female beardie and baby ball python) i got from Grant Crossman.
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Old 06-17-03, 11:04 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I can't even remember the last time I bought an animal from a pet store! I wouldn't unless they had something spectacular. I buy all my stuff from people in the trade, especially at shows! To much at shows really!Tim.

I am also going to add if the store has something I can't get like I saw some Calotes the other day. Probably WC. But I love those little guys! Just odds and ends that are difficult to find also!
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Old 06-17-03, 11:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Petstores don't rule, but i got my snakes from them
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I usually just buy mine online from well-known reputable breeders. I have bought geckos and a ballpython from Petco before I ever thought about having anyone ship my reptiles to me. I just don't trust petstores worth a flip.

My friend Axel (pres.nixon) bought a leopard gecko from Petco and it ended up dying. I noticed it was skinny and I told him it had internal parasites... just because I've been around so many of those geckos from petstores at the vet I work at, I know what to look for. So he took it to the vet, but it ended up not doing so well, and died. I was pretty upset . I hate petstore conditions.
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I had my 3 corns given to me by a co-worker, but I got my BCC from a breeder. Now, I refuse to pay retail for ANY snake. Why bother, when I can buy from the very people who are supplying the pet stores?
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Old 06-17-03, 11:58 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I get some of mine from KT's Snake Crazy, KLCB, Animalia (a reptile store in my city) and I have been trying too save money to get some shipped from Henry Piorun.

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5 of my leos i bought at pet stores several different ones and i don't think they rule. 2 i breed myself and kept , 1 my friend brought over a few eggs and i kept the first born. HEHE. 1 more leo from a expo. 2 beardies got from an expo. 2 corns got from a reptile and amphibian store. tarantula got from the same place.

So i really cant answer the poll. cause i get them from several different places. plus i plan on buying from some of the big name breeders pretty soon.
1.2 Bearded dragons (Login, Raven, & Jean Grey) 1.1.1 Corn snakes(Havoc,Sable, & Kink0 1.5 Leo's (Psyloke (Lucky-male) Speedball, Domino, Rouge, Siren, Elektra) 1.0 Veiled Chams (Neo), 0.1 Rose Hair T. (Night Crawler) 0.0.3 Crested Geckos (Shiva, Storm, Beast) 0.2 Kenyan Sand Boas (Tigra & Cloak)
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Old 06-17-03, 12:16 PM   #28 (permalink)
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We have our share of rescues and I prefer to buy from breeders, but I have purchased from chain pet stores when it is an animal I really want to have (a blizzard corn or our albino yellow ratsnake) and have not been able to get yet. Herp shows are great, but too tempting - too much to choose from - and we try to pre-arrange purchases from breeders instead of browsing.

We are now lucky to have a reptile specific store in Edmonton (Reptile Gallery) that is run by someone experienced in the hobby and handles only captive bred. Also someone who understands the barter concept! We are hoping he will be a source for some of the hard to find species here in northern Alberta.

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Old 06-29-03, 11:12 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I have bought from petstores,but don't anymore with the exception of food and supplies.
You'll find prices at the shows far lower than at the shops and variety is far greater. With a few exceptions the people selling at the shows are far more knowledgeable and caring than petstore staff.
Only thing is you gotta wait for them to come around,but that's kinda fun too,the anticipation

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Old 06-29-03, 04:33 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Where in Edmonton is Reptile Gallery located?

various cornsnakes, 0.1 black pine snake, 1.0 uromastyx geyri, etc.

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