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Old 05-25-04, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wholesale reptiles?

Ok before folks think im just some pet store looking for ideas let me explain. I am a college kid home for summer. I got a job at a local pet store and since I know about reptiles, I have been put in charge of starting a reptile section. Now with that said I need to know something. Where can I get good reptiles for wholesale so I can sell them at my store. I am looking for ball pythons, corns, beardedes, uromastyx, some geckos. Things like that, that you would see in a regular pet store. I want to know good places, that way I can keep my boss from ordering from a warehouse type reptile place. I want to make sure what I order comes from a good breader. I live in Georgia, just north of Tallahassee, FL. If someone could tell me some good breeders that will do wholesale stuff, that would be GREAT. Thanks
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Old 05-25-04, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Catch 22. If you were to order from a 'reputable breeder' you would be paying more for your animals than from an importer. The average pet store customer doesn't have a clue as to the benefits of a CB baby as opposed to a CH, farmed, or WC. They only see the inflated price.
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I agree, but I think most consumers when they know the difference will probably pay the premium. You could always put up a sign saying "We sell only captive bred blah blah environment blah blah parasites blah blah humanely treated blah blah cost a bit more." Maybe I give the general population too much credit for wanting to do the right thing, but I'd certainly respond to this kind of information.

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Rg, I think you give the general, fairly uninformed public too much credit. For a parent to come into a pet store because their kid is naggin' them for a reptile, I think that the only difference the parent will see between WC/farmed and CB is price. I believe it is up to the store representative to explain the differenc enad the benefits of the latter. However, that won't happen because 99% of pet stores, to keep their profit margin up, buy farmed animals in bulk, and distribute them among their 200+ locations. Sad but true.
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go with extrem they import and r cheap but like evreyone else says cbb is the best way to go
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go with extreme reptilesin florida they import and r cheap but like evreyone else says cbb is the best way to go the number is 305-253-8288
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