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- 07-Aug-12, 08:12 PM #1
how much does a "cheap" olive python go for these days, im looking to get a hatchie so i can watch it grow.all opinions are welcome.
Would you not want a good one not a cheap one ?
- 07-Aug-12, 08:31 PM #3
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- adelaide hills
a cheap animal is never a good animal.....
Southern cross reptiles may have some left, i got mine for $220, and they are great there. Snakes can be like tattoos sometimes though, cheap snakes arnt good and good snakes arnt cheap, but in this case i got the best of both worlds
- 07-Aug-12, 08:40 PM #5
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- The Entrance, nsw
why is a cheap snake not a good snake?
A muddy looking jungle could go for $100 when a bright one could go for $500 the muddy might be a great handler/eater. the bright one may not.
what animal would you prefer?
It obviously varies for many people, a breeder might prefer the bright colors when a average Joe blow might prefer the muddy one.
whilst I do agree that you need to be carefull when buying cheap animals to make sure they are healthy and what you are expecting.
Personally all my animals have been cheapish? my adult SXR jungle cost me $300 great eater, great handler, amazing colours?
He is my favorite snake i don't consider him a bad snake in anyway?
As long as your prepared for the Post cost (feeding, heating etc) i believe there is no reason not to search for a cheap snakes.
i have 2 hypo bredlis it set me back $300 for them both. they are also great.
as is my $250 het for albino darwin
My cheap $150 jungle is also another great animal i brought. etc.
Very true, as long as the animal is healthy thats all that really matters, and the snake isnt cheap because its been wild caught or stolen or something else dodgy. I picked up a atherton jungle for $50 last year, and he has turned out to be a really awesome looking yearling, with stripes that rival my $700 tiger jungle.
- 07-Aug-12, 09:23 PM #9
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- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
i got my olive from "amazing amazon" was about 6months old for $395
is still small
Last edited by someday; 07-Aug-12 at 09:27 PM.
- 07-Aug-12, 09:35 PM #10
We got our Olive from Jeremy at Reptile Territory for $200 & he is a dream to have. Had him since last April & he is going to be 2 in November. Gorgeous looking snake with an amazing temperament, never bitten any of us but has a ferocious appetite, never had an issue with him.x 4 kids, x 2 Womas, x 1 Olive, x 2 Bredlis, x 1 Rough Scaled Python, x 2 Water Pythons, x 1 Galah, x 2 Budgies.
Miss my gliders terribly, wish QLD would change its laws.
Shannii84...I would say $450 for a 9ft is very cheap...thats a steal...
- 08-Aug-12, 10:45 AM #14
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- SE Melbourne
There's nothing wrong with buying cheap animals, cheap does not necessarily mean crap, nor does expensive mean high quality.
Buyer beware and all that. Personally I think just because you're paying top dollar for an animal does not mean you shouldn't check it over etc.
Our cheapest snake was free, came with an enclosure I bought. He's the spawn of satan, so I guess we got what we paid for!
I paid $40 for Stompy, my gimpy water dragon because I fell in love with him. His tank mate Not Stompy, is perfectly proportioned, a very healthy specimen etc, and he was free. Again, he's an evil bugger, but is mellowing out slowly.
So far, what I have learned is that free animals will try to bite you at every opportunity, but they get better.
olive is usually "Free" .
"cheers -stupid nickname"
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