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- 26-Mar-12, 01:24 PM #31
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- Port Stephens, NSW
For my first snake, with whom I got 1 week ago today, she is a 3 year old Spotted python(1.1m), she is so friendly, very adventurous, ate the first night we bought her home, then shed after she ate her rat. I have seen her drinking a few times.
She has a nearly 2ft enclosure which she seems to really love, she has a heat mat, thermostat, thermometer, heat lamp, light, hide and her substrate(green grass stuff that you normally see around pools).
I got all of the above (including her) for $180
Too me, she is such a bargain and I am very happy with her.
I of course have added some logs, a few fake plants etc to her enclosure since I got her, which she loves.5 x Jungles, 2 x Spotted's, 2 x Bredli's and 1 x Central Beardie
Lol you all don't want to know what we have to pay in WA..
I have 2 Stimsons which I payed 350 each for them and a SWCP I got for 750. I'm in WA so finding prices lower can be difficult but I don't care it's only money and I wouldn't replace My babies for anything. I do however wish I could get a gtp or something different but obviously can't because of The stupid laws they have here lol
Omg Angie90 it can get a bit ridiculous the prices we have to pay here. I get so jealous when you see all the cheap snakes over there lol
Ok here are my thoughts on the prices you have paid, the "wenlock" sounds like a honey jungle to me and is a fair price I guess, hets are going for about $150 or free when you buy a $500 albino carpet and I'm totally confused as to what the het looks like with the description you gave. My thoughts on python prices has changed over the years, at first I waited till a species I wanted got to the price I felt fair to pay for it, I now believe some species prices are way to low!! Here is what I feel prices should be near and if anything go up with inflation never down because of saturation 😉
Albino olive $5000
Green tree python $3000
Albino carpet $1000
Albino spotted $1000
The following should all be $500
Bhp's, olives, scrubbies and jags/rpm's.
$300 for the following
Woma, roughies, water and jungles.
$150 for the following
Bredli, all antaresia species, md's, diamonds and Darwin's.
And mixes $50
Now if you have hypo, axanthic, high black, high yellow, reduced this or reduced that you can charge up to and no more then double what the core species is priced at, for example a designer bhp could fetch as high as $1000 😉
I've skimmed this thread and what is my opinion is you get what you pay for.i pay the price for the quality and stay away from lower priced animals.this does not mean lower priced animals are inferior by any means.as for albino spotteds being a thousand well wishful at this stage as not good news to producing these from what i hear.
I think you will pay for what you want. I paid 800 plus postage for my CTS and have been offered one for less. If anything id rather now buy both.
- 26-Mar-12, 09:49 PM #37
Some seriously flawed prices above, did have a good laugh though.Hero. Please do not use my photos without prior permission.
- 26-Mar-12, 09:53 PM #38
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- Northern Beaches Sydney
I dont think price is always an indication on the quality of the animal.
I depends on the market and the breeders circumstance.
If a breeder has 120+ hatchlings which are all feeding, look great and have a good bloodline, how long should they hold onto them because they aren't moving at whatever price?
There is a lot of effort that goes into maintaining animals at this volume and also cost if you dont breed your food.
At some point most breeders will drop $$ so they move on and they can gear up for next season.
I have some B&W jungles I'm looking to move on to free up some space and purchase some more animals I'm interested in.
Even though I have advertised "accepting reasonable offers" I haven't had much interest lately and it's not because they are poor animals.
Many people have purchased these at animals at a price where they and I both feel are appropriate but drastically different to what I may accept now.
I think it also depends on the time of year. We all know this time of year is abundant with hatchlings and expos and things go cheaper than normal.
Availability dries up at certain times of the year (to a certain degree) and colours have developed more in individuals so in these cases, a slightly higher price might be experienced.
In the end, if a breeder and purchaser are happy to enter into a transaction from free to mega $$$, then both should be happy.
Last edited by Dmnted; 26-Mar-12 at 09:57 PM.
- 26-Mar-12, 10:24 PM #40
I paid 13k for my Albino Darwin pair...... lol...... I thought I had a bargain at the time I wanted them soooooooooooooooooooo bad....... I still love them..... worth every cent.
- 27-Mar-12, 12:27 AM #41
woma's were $1800ea and a bargin at the time. Yes prices have dropped which isn't a bad thing but if your into the herps for the love, any money made from breeding is a bonus.
How did i pay for the collection i have today? By starting with the children's and carpets. The lessons learned and monies from those species offspring funded animals i found desireable or better caging etc. At the end of the day you will pay for what you want, especially for quality animals, bargins or not.HERPS - It's an obsession in the guise of a hobby
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- 27-Mar-12, 07:59 AM #42Subscriber
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- Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia, Australia
The amount you pay doesn't always mean better quality. The price you pay may be to do if its a hatchie or juvi or adult. The price you pay may also depend on the breed. I you have your heart set on a particular breed then get it from a reputable breeder.
The price you pay is up to you in the end. If its something that is outside of your budget you may have to save up for it and should be worth while in the end. Then you won't settle for 2nd best.
Breeders from time to time may have excess animals that they need to make way for new seasons breeding and offer cheaper bargins. This may not be the case of selling lesser quality of animals and thats where people can pick up some great bargins.
But in the end its research research research to find what breeders have they type of animal your after and their prices and shipping costs.1 Water Python -Bella & 1 Olive Python - Oscar
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- 27-Mar-12, 08:44 AM #43
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- Western Sydney
WoW I find it interesting how ppl now think that $200 is to much to pay. These areprobably the same ppl who say there is no $$ in reptiles, but yet every season breeders with quality animals sell out at their asking. I have not had to do a reptile show or hardly advertise for a few seasons now as most hatches are spoken for before they are ready to go.
My cheapest snake i purchased was $100. I actually offered them more as I felt like I was ripping them off but they declined
My most expensive purchase was 15k. What animals they were is irrelavent. It was what I was prepared to pay and am still satisfied with the purchases.PuraChips Professional Aspen Bedding - "The Ultimate in small animal & reptile bedding"
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