Opinions welcome for newbie

Discussion in 'General Reptile Discussion' started by Derekw, Jun 4, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Hello everyone.
    I am about to receive my first snake in two weeks, a 5yr old jungle python my sister inlaw needs to re home. My partner and i are very excited about as we have wanted reptiles of about 7yrs now and we finally have a place with the freedom to do as we please. "Omen" is in great health and feeding, handling and shedding fine.
    In a few months time i would like to het my own snake! Taking into account the lifespan and cost of having a second snake i want to buy something i find beautiful and am rather drawn towards a Albino darwin python or a Axanthic Carpet Python. I understand they are rather rare and expensive but might as well buy what i like right?
    Im looking forward to bonding and learning from my own little one and watching him/her grow.
    Opinions and advice welcome

    Derek.
     
  2. Shikito123

    Shikito123 Not so new Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    18
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Hi. Neither of those are rare. Albinos are super common ranging around $200-500. Axanthics though are more expensive ranging from $500-$4,000 just gotta keep an eye out. Go onto reptile classifields. You'll most likely find what your looking for on there. I'm only 17 and I have 4 snakes now. Just have to find a good rodent breeder that's quality and cheap. You'll find one. Good luck!

    Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    A rodent breeder? I had not considered that actually, i have learned something already
    Thanks for giving me a realistic price range for the Axanthic Carpet Python. I was expecting to pay around the $3000 mark so glad my figures were kind of right.
    Thank you for your reply
     
  4. Herptology

    Herptology Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2019
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    You could get a nice albino olive for that :rolleyes: or a snow darwin :p

    Definitely get what you like!
     
    Derekw likes this.
  5. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    I will put some research into both your suggestions.
    Thank you
     
  6. Yellowtail

    Yellowtail Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    2,283
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Qld
    I noticed you liked a photo of one of my albino Darwins in the gallery, like most things you get what you pay for and there are very "ordinary" albinos, mostly cross bred, for $200-$300 but something like the gallery photo is more like $600.
    Proven axanthic jungles are around $2000 but you can get a better looking unproven but probably axanthic black and white Julatten jungle for $500. Having a proven axanthic pedigree is only worth the cost if you are going to breed and sell them.
     
    Pauls_Pythons and Derekw like this.
  7. Southernserpent

    Southernserpent Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2018
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    SA
    Not nocking your albinos yellowtail as I appretiate the time you have taken to to breed them over generations. But is this cross bred ordinary each to their own I say

    View attachment _20190605_111711.JPG

    If your not out to breed then then it doesn't matter what the liniege or genetics of the snake are, find a healthy snake you like the look of and go for it
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
    Derekw likes this.
  8. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Brilliant information guys! I had just come across the Julatten jungle sankes and the first thing that jumped out at me was the notable price difference. Been reading up on it while i am supposed to be working lol.
    I just love the look of the black and white pythons to be honest , to me they are beautiful and different.
    Im thinkig a Julatten willl probably be all i need but im still reading up on them.

    Derek
     
  9. Yellowtail

    Yellowtail Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    2,283
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Qld
    Nice pattern but would you be selling hatchlings like that for $200? In my experience only line bred pure Darwins have the subtle colours and high fluro and yes it takes many generations of matching albinos with naturals and the resulting hets to produce them. It is a fact that the majority of cheap albino "Darwin" hatchlings offered are rather dull and ordinary by comparison. My post already pointed out that it was not necessary to pay high prices for genetics if you are not gong to breed them.
    --- Automatic Post Merged, Jun 5, 2019, Original Post Date: Jun 5, 2019 ---
    IMG_E5423.jpg
     
  10. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Oh wow! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Herptology

    Herptology Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2019
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    You could also go axanthic BHP from @Pauls_Pythons or calico colour changers - they’re super cool
     
    Pauls_Pythons and Derekw like this.
  12. LilithLeChat

    LilithLeChat Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Female
    My Julatten Jungle bred by Yellowtail.

    Getting lighter coloured with each shed and excellent temperament as well, handles beautifully.

    [​IMG]
     
    Yellowtail, Jfish and Derekw like this.
  13. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Outstanding! Thats what i am talking about.
    --- Automatic Post Merged, Jun 5, 2019 ---
    Beautiful snake! Exactly what i am after.
     
  14. LilithLeChat

    LilithLeChat Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Female
    Handling video - poetry in motion lol

     
    Derekw likes this.
  15. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Thats so cool! Lovely animals and set up. Did you get them all from yellowtail?
     
    LilithLeChat likes this.
  16. Yellowtail

    Yellowtail Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    2,283
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Qld
    I do have 2 holdbacks from the same clutch as Domino that are now for sale, $500 each.
    IMG_4034.jpg IMG_4055.jpg
     
    Jfish, Derekw and LilithLeChat like this.
  17. LilithLeChat

    LilithLeChat Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Female
    Nah, only the Jungle is from Yellowtail, Diamond was from a pet shop, but has turned out to be an awesome animal anyway, while Bredli is a kind-of a rescue and I’m working on overcoming her mistrust of people.
     
    Derekw likes this.
  18. Derekw

    Derekw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2019
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
    Pretty sure i just msg you about your upcoming babies in Dec on Reptile classifieds:)
    I have never had a hachie and i will have a few months with Omen by then and will feel more confident having enough time to research and prepare a set up for a little on by Dec:)
    --- Automatic Post Merged, Jun 5, 2019, Original Post Date: Jun 5, 2019 ---
    Lovely animals. You must be proud:)
     
    LilithLeChat likes this.
  19. Pauls_Pythons

    Pauls_Pythons Power Seller Power Seller

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,099
    Likes Received:
    2,512
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Thanks mate.
    --- Automatic Post Merged, Jun 7, 2019, Original Post Date: Jun 7, 2019 ---
    IMG_2572.JPG IMG_Peaches_2.jpg IMG_Chilli_1.jpg
     
    Yellowtail and Derekw like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page