Beginner Snake

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  1. Aaliyah

    Aaliyah New Member

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    Hi everyone, I have been looking at getting a snake for a while now, but having trouble finding a small beginner snake. I live in Ipswich and have been doing a lot of research but I am having a hard time finding Australian sites. I was looking at getting a Pygmy python but the are a bit more expensive, so I hoping you would have some good recommendations.

    Thanks
     
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    Sdaji APS Veteran APS Veteran

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    Any of the Children's Pythons (Antaresia) would be ideal. The size difference is marginal between them. They come in a range of colours and patterns these days :)

    Think about if you want to start with an adult or a baby, decide what type you like, and have a look at what's available :)
     
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    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    May i ask what prices you saw for the pygmy pythons? I was of belief they are around the 300 mark, 400 for exceptional looking individuals

    If you want the snake to stay small, you should definitely look at any of the 3 main antaresia species, stimsons, childrens, spotted --infact sdaji has some beatiful marbles, but maybe out of price range

    or you can get a young carpet and watch it grow from a small string to a big fella
     
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    Thank you for the advice.
     
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    While I agree with the advice you've received, I would add that a pygmy python is not an ideal first snake. Young ones in particular can be tricky feeders, something a beginner might struggle with. You're much better off with the other antaresias as mentioned.
     
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    I love my Stimson's Python - I got him for my midlife crisis.
    I've had him over 2 years now and I am only regretting waiting so long to get him.
    They're small, inquisitive, yet docile. Such a nice temperament, good with being handled and kids, often cruises around his tank or just sits happily under or on his hide/rock. He was $400, but to be honest I didn't shop around for prices.
     
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    Ok thanks guys for the advice.
     

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