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Bredli Python or Stimson Python ??
I have shortlisted these two snakes for a first snake pet for my 10 yo girl - Bredli Python or Stimson Python.
We want to buy a newborn snake and allow it to grow with the family..
We live in Darwin and do not use much A/C.
I understand the Stimson only grows to 100cm and the Bredli is signifricantly larger upon full maturity.
Other possible options that are available include:
Children's python, Jungle Python and NT Capret Python, Cape York Carpet Python.
I have read the most about the Stimson and Bredli.
Which one for recommendations and why?
- 01-Nov-08, 08:30 PM #2
Bredlis are great for a first snake
For a 10year you couldnt go wrong with any of the antaresias family,Stimson,childrens spotted they dont get much bigger than 1meter,really placid,most of them.Once the confidence is better you could get a bigger species,Bredli Darwin or jungle.also being in Darwin im pretty sure you cant inport any species thats not native over there.best of luck in your decission...
Both are beautiful snakes. And both are hardy to keep in captivity. As you said you can expect 100cm+ out of an adult stimo where as a bredli you can expact 100cm after the first year. The main considerations for you would be housing an adult bredli (7 foot plus), feeding an adult bredli and heating an adult bredli enclosure. From here your decisions are will my 10yo daughter be comfortable with a potentially 5 foot snake when she is 12yo? And can I house a 7 foot plus snake? Worst case senario..... you get a bredli. After a year or so its too big for her. You get to keep the bredli for yourself plus you can get a stimo for your daughter.
- 01-Nov-08, 08:48 PM #5
There's nothing wrong with either of those snakes. Why don't you show some pictures to your daughter, and ask her which one she likes the look of best?
both those are a great choice. I agree with notechistiger, show her some pics of snakes and see which she likes. Realistically any snake can be snappy. Buy locally and choose for temperament and you shouldn't go wrong.
- 01-Nov-08, 09:03 PM #8
As a newcomer to your Forum I am impressed at what I see thus far - Well done!
She has held a Bredli in the petstore and likes it but has not seen a stimson yet.
I have just asked her how long she would like her snake to be when fully grown - her answer - a bit taller than me (6'2"). I know she is only 10 and have told her she too will keep growing for a while...
I read on here that the Murray/Darling Carpet Python can also be a good first snake - your thoughts?
And, I also read about the pros and cons of "hatchie" vs "yearlings" - your thoughts?
How does the Bredli Python compare to the BHP, Children's python, Jungle Python and NT Capret Python or Cape York Carpet Python?
MD's are also a great first snake.
Hatchie yearling arguement, yearlings are established and probably more likely to be placid if they've had some handling etc, however there's just something awesome about getting a tiny little worm and watching it mature. I prefer to get my snakes young and watch them grow.
If she wants it to be roughly 2m then bredli, MD and darwin carpets are a great choice. Childreni are very similar to stimsoni. I can't speak for BHPs but jungles can be a tad snappy depending on the linage and will vary in size depending on locailty/line. For example the lowland jungles are more often a very impressive yellow, and will get to 3.5 - 5 foot. Whereas a jungle from the atherton tablelands can get to 6 - 8 foot, but only some lines will have the impressive colours.
Cape yorks I can't speak for but I'd assume they're very similar to atherton jungles?
Last edited by Ewan; 01-Nov-08 at 09:32 PM.
- 01-Nov-08, 09:37 PM #12
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Both are great snakes to have, and the idea of letting her have a lot of input is great. I would not recommend a BHP for a first snake for someone so young, but once she has some experience with snakes, they are also a great snake to own.
I would recommend a Bredli. My 4 yr old and 6ry old loved holding my Bredlis so much that they now have one of their own. They have never really been fussed on the Antaresia varieties, as they can be quite snappy as hatchies, and yes, any python can be. But I have found that the Bredli are more placid, and I think for a youngster, the slightly larger sized hatchies are a little easier to handle than the more flighty antaresias.
I would suggest that you find a seller/s of both and let your daughter hold them. But make sure you let her hold the hatchies, not the adult sizes, because the hatchy size is what she will be starting with. That would probably be the decider for her.
Good luck with it all.You should be nice to everyone..... You never know who's watching you.
I don't discriminate.. ..I call everyone "dude"
Anyone know of good breeders in Darwin / NT?
Without sounding too alarmist (I need to ask it anyway..) - Once the Bredil grows to full length, can it wrap itself around a girls neck and strangle her (if girl is not strong enough to remove snake from neck? This is my only major concern really....
BTW - we just bought 2 mice and a cage today .... :-)
- 01-Nov-08, 10:13 PM #15
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I go with the bredli, by the time it's big your daugther will be as well. The bredli's have nice colours and temperament. How have you narrowed it down to these two?1 Male Red Belly, 2 Bredli, 2 Darwins, 1 2 B Annouced (Yeh that's all--Whats wrong with me?!)
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