Snake food

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  1. Krinchley

    Krinchley Not so new Member

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    Does anyone know anywhere around Melbourne to get cheap rats and mice? I'm sick of having to fork out 10 bucks for a weaner rat every week.
     
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    There must be a few owners of large reptile collections in Melbourne that breed rodents and can supply locally at low price as I do on Gold Coast?
     
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    Just use rodent farm my man 300-400g rats are 8$
     
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    Is that online?
     
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    Depends where abouts in the Melbourne area you are.
    I have a couple of suppliers that I use. If you want to PM me your location I can let you know if any of my suppliers might be suitable.
     
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    This is very relevant to small collection owners. Every time I need to go "up" a size in feeders I spend the month before trying to source & compare pet shops for the "best price" I have 4 Pet shops to choose from & compare them for feeders size/number of items per pack/price. I narrow that down to price per feeder & then I purchase from the shop that offers "best price per item".
    The best I can do right now is $2.42 per Hopper Mouse.

    Buying bulk is better but I have only a single yearling Spotted Python, so I'm restricted to buying small packs because she will simply outgrow the feeder size & need the next size feeder by the time I finish a pack of 7-10 feeders.
    I have 4 Hoppers left but my girl will be needing to go to Weaners now, so starts the comparisons for shop prices again :) *sigh*
    My daughter used to work for a company that provided wholesale to Pet Shops, & that included frozen Mice/Rats, but she quit :(

    Hey Yellowtail. I'm in South East Qld (actually I work on the Gold Coast). Can you help a lady out? :)
     
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    Sdaji Almost Legendary

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    There's obviously quite a shortage in Melbourne. I spent a fair while producing and selling them in Melbourne and did pretty well. I stopped about 6 years ago and still have people begging me for rats, they all say it's really difficult to source them without paying a fortune (and they also can't find anything of the same quality even if they pay for it!). A lot of people seem to have trouble breeding them consistently or running a colony efficiently but for anyone capable of it there's a good small business opportunity.
     
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    Wokka Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    There are often bargains to be bought but the trouble is that they are often not there next time because they are only getting rid of surplus. I have yet to see a breeder keep going at little or no profit for too long. At 2-$4 a week to feed snakes are one of the cheapest pets around.
     
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    Yes Gears happy to assist, I sent you a PM
     
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    Anyone in melbourne recommend Petwave?
     

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