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- 20-Jun-12, 06:39 AM #31
my vote for Stimmy
My vote for bredli hands, feet and and face down lol. They are gorgeous, placid as, cute and tiny as babies and growing up to be gentle giants at an average length of 2.4 metres. My bubs (hypo bredli) has been placid from the day i bought him at the age of 6 weeks (now 4 and a half months old). Can kiss him on the head and he comes and curls up on me to chill for hours and is always exploring my hair and tickling me with his little nose and comes up and rubs his little face on mine. IMO can't go wrong with a bredli. There's a few types classic, hypo, hyper and high red and have heaps of different patterns. But everyone's going to have there own oppinion ... if you want a stimi then get a stimi This is Jax btw...
Oh and if your going to buy a snake i suggest a breeder and not from all those overpriced petshops that tell you anything to make a sale. And i don't suggest a spotted .... schyco spawns of satan.... lol. Essay on bredli's over ...
- 20-Jun-12, 04:44 PM #35Regular Member
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- Gold Coast, Queensland
Yeah I was sold a 'placid blonde spotted' for $380!! Which eventually found out was a regular spotted that was schyco and on this site you can get a placid one for about $100. My ignorance as a first time buyer . So what type of stimi has caught your eye the most?
- 20-Jun-12, 04:58 PM #37
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one vote for water python because I'm bias. I thought I was a bit ambitious with mine, as it turns out they aren't too dear, are pretty hardy, look sensational,well behaved and apparently breed fairly easy. couldn't ask for much more for a first snake in my opinion. Just make sure what ever you buy you don't get it from a 'pet shop' talk to breeders and perhaps see parents, different setups, better history etc. You will learn alot more I feel.
I do feel the liasis fuscus is highly under-rated. Husbandry info doesn't seem too available but most carpet husbandry is applicable.
- 21-Jun-12, 01:01 AM #38
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- Mackay, QLD
Go for one of the morelias but probably not a Jungle due to their unpredictable temperaments. Carpets are generally good feeders, not too big and are easy to care for. I find them a bit more aesthetically appealing than the antaresias also."The most venomous snake in the world is the one that just bit you." Viperkeeper
- 21-Jun-12, 01:38 AM #39
why am i the first to say this after 3 pages...
there not too big and not too small and nice bright black and yellow if you pick a nice one, and sometimes snappy so its a bit more fun but in saying that mine are not snappy at all!!!
- 21-Jun-12, 01:28 PM #40
Jungles definitely don't fulfill the requirement of being "generally a calm snake" I find they stress far too easily and definitely aren't bombproof like coastals are.
Also, how death adders fall under "generally calm snake" also, I have no idea. Unless latching onto your hand as soon as you're in within range is calm, I guess Terrible attempt at humour.
Just as an aside, you are stating that a Death Adder will satisfy the introductory statement.... “which is actually the best starter snake?” or the specific criteria of.... “that will be some-what easy to care for”. Is that being responsible?
BlueEverything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
Deathadders are easy to care for, handle well on a hook and are a great first elapid as the op didn't state if he wanted a python or a elapid this answer is fine. And the poster may have read the keeping snakes in uk part and thought red tail boa would be good and once he realized he was in Australia but had experience with snakes a deathadder. Maybe you should read the rules about respecting other people's views and comments.
i'd get whatever snake appeals to you most,but first research research research and you should be fine. i personally dont think you'll get tagged as much as this thread has by any snake.
ps my first was a stimmie but should have went straight to a bhp(fav) which i also ownR.I.P Tajman.........
From what I heard red tail boas were a larger python but not crazy aggressive, and make a good first snake.
Who wouldn't want a red tail boa they look awesome.
But since you don't live in the UK maybe a Bredli ? Only got bitten by mine once.
Let us know what you get and a pic = )
Last edited by Marzzy; 21-Jun-12 at 10:44 PM.
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