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Old 01-21-03, 05:21 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Okay, nuff said! All I want is to know how he's doing, do you by any chance know?? I really hope things worked out for him!


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Old 01-21-03, 05:22 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Okay you're getting confused again... it's not that he can't keep up with the business, it's that he got ripped off 2200 dollars, his store floor collapsed, and he unexpectedly had to deal with this.
Exactly. Most small businesses make just enough money to pay the bills and keep going. It takes on average 3-5 years for them to realize a profit. Without those two set backs, he obviously would have had the money to feed his snakes. In the world of small businesses, what he has experienced is a catastrophic event that some would fold because of.
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Old 01-21-03, 06:30 PM   #48 (permalink)
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out of curiosity, does anyone know if Boa Mania will be at the Feb. 9th reptile show in Miss. Ontario? I'm going to be looking for a blood python and know that they have some nice one so if they are going to be there they could possibly have a sale. Thanks
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I feel truly bad for Boa Maniac and his string of bad luck but I agree with Sinister in the fact that he is running a business and typically a business will liquidate some inventory to make up for short comings.
I would be interested to know if his loss was that wonderful investment oppurtunity that is going around by fax and email and what has become of his situation.
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Old 01-21-03, 09:31 PM   #50 (permalink)
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wow!!

Well first I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful insights.

Mister sinister, I never once said that my snakes are starving, I just simply said, I had a string of bad luck come my way, and presently I am broke. I also said that, I dont have any feeders for all my animals, I am trying to build a sizable breeding stock of rodents, but that takes time to build. I have alot of younge snakes that need to be fed weekly, and I just ran out and now its almost two weeks since most of them last fed. And because some of my colubrids are extremely delicate this causes me to worry about them. And yes i do import and export alot of animals,( most if not all of the animals we import are captive born, and not wild caught) But I also, breed alot of animals, most of the Boa's I have are my own personal animals. Many are rare forms of boa constrictors. sure they can go months, but why would let you animals go that long with out food. I am okay, my good friend grant from port credit is gonna help me out in this time of need. I was really worried about where i was gonna get food for all the animals I have, this is why I went on kingsnake, because right now, there are so many uncertainties going on around me. I am trying to sell alot of animals, if you look at the classifieds I have been putting animals on sale, I have some really nice stuff for some really nice prices, like for instance I have some black milks that i produced that I am selling for what Mirdo sells them for at wholesale. All my animals i sell are in the best of condition. If you came to my store and seen the cages and rack systems I have in there you would be quite impressed. I am sorry if you think less of me because I went on kingsnake....... and asked for help, believe me I truly regret going on there. I began this post on here not to asked for help or mooch as you say, but to tell people on here about my present situation. Because I look at most people on here as my extended family. I have some very good friends on here as well so, I feel comfortable coming on here and sharing. So if someone on here decided to help me out then that is their choice. But i tell you it will be very much appreciated and just like someone already had said, "what goes around comes around."
As for the way I conduct my business affairs, we started this business on our own, and used all of our own monies to start it up, originally I was just into breeding boa's. And I wanted to collect all the different localities but because most of the more rare sub species were quite costly, I needed do something to fund my venture so here I am. But it wasnt just the fact that I needed to fund my boa projects, I also got into this business because I wanted to provide the public with a large selection of high quality animals. I also wanted to provide local pet store with quality animals. If you seen the animals that come out of places like Mirdo, you would be disgusted. Starting any business takes time, and I know with alot of hard work and determination I will succeed. I just got to roll with the punches. All I truly care about at this piont is, keeping my animals healthy. And like i said, Grant is gonna help right now, So everything is just fine.

thanx again everyone!!!

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Old 01-21-03, 09:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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well..... i read the origina k i n g s n a k e post and it was far different from the post here!
mister sinister: good points.
kate17: why was he ripped off for 2000 from africa, it takes alot of time to get reputable contacts around the world not a few months.
the gino: boamania recently posted about underhand practices by london reptiles complaining that he lost out on what amounted to a quick profit, love of the animals..mmmmmmm
i'm not sayiong what happened is a good thing, i'd never wish that upon anyone. but things get easily overlooked when it comes down to the number one problem in this world.
perhaps its time to breed more animals rather than mass import them.
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do we really need that many imported animals? just because we can do it doesn't mean its a good thing.
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Boa Mania, i have seen you selling some snakes in the classifieds for regular or slightly cheaper prices, but if you truly needed money to buy feeders you would be selling them AT COST and at all costs to get that money so you can support your own business. Asking for charity when you still have a ton of options at getting the money to feed your stock is just not acceptable for any company to do. You have 600 snakes and you need donations to feed them, it is not hard to see what has to be done is snakes need to be sold at any prices as long as your not losing to buy food to feed them, and dont think about 1 feeding you need to alleviate enough snakes at whatever price it takes to feed your snakes for at least 1 month or this is just going to happen again. Try not to take it as a attack i am trying to help you.
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HELP!

hey, I am a student working ona project for Biology...can someone help me with some things for Colombian Rainbow boas?
I need to know what the monthly estimate for keeping one would be and care issues (high/low maintainance) also a good source of med. care if needed....any add. info would be GREAT....can ya help???
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Mrsinister,

In about a months time we will have a large enough colony of rodents that will sustain all our animals. I understand what you are saying about selling the animals at cost. And basically we are selling alot of animals at cost. for instance many of the animals that we have for sale were purchased from breeders in the states. Now when you take into consideration that there is the cost of cites paper work which cost 200 Us dollars then the cost of shipping and then the taxes payed to customs you basically have to sell the animals at cost. I am not in this business to get rich, never once did i think about getting into it to get rich. I am doing something that I enjoy doing it. I enjoy spending everyday with over 600 snakes, its awsome to go there and check on each one, and see all the different personalities and behaviors of so many different species of snakes. I am constantly, checking each individual animal. Sometimes I spend hours just admiring them all. I love this work that I do. I held many different positions in life in different work environments, but nothing was found to be more awarding then when I started caring for so many different animals.
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Boa Mania, well best of luck to you my friend, like i said, i am not trying to put you down in any way shape or form, i am just trying to help... i hope things take a turn for the better.. Take Care.
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Okay, I've ran out of Butt Fluff and we're short on Funds. We've asked for donations around here but people can be so judgmental and rude, whats wrong with asking for a lil assistance? We dont have 2 pennys to rub together, Tuff times i tell ya. Getting to the point. Can Anyone Please I mean PLEASE Hook ME up. I except all different brands. I prefer the Softer Side, but whatever you can Spair would be greatly appreciated. Again these are tuff times..

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Lmao! Just Kidding...

No More drama PLEASE. I cant take it anymore.. LOL Cheers...
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Paul: Lol, don't ask me, he said it in his original post... maybe you can ask him what happened with that?

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after reading this soap opera ..

I have one thing to say

Boa mania .. Sometimes lifes throws u a hard one ... how u handle it is up to you..

Best of luck - U will pull through

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