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RE: I'm in the same boat...

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Posted by: killr_silhouette at Sat Jul 14 11:39:37 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by killr_silhouette ]  
   

i know what you mean about corns & balls, but sometimes its good to have a starting place. my corn snake is the sweetest snake ever, and they come in so many color morphs now...

and besides that, if you ask someone what kind of snake it is, they arent going to know...ive been asked if its a boa or venomous.

to most people snakes are snakes, plain & simple.

but it sounds like you have things pretty well together...but you'll definately have to buy something bigger than pinks for an indigo or bull... pinkys arent a good source of nutrition, fuzzys are much better (more calcium & such)...but it will depend on the size of the animal.

besides that, its a good idea to take a job even if you are only going to work a few months...theres nothing wrong with having some extra money! (what happens if your animal needs to go to the vet for an RI, mites, or some other condition?)

its always a good idea to have a stash of "just in case" money...

convincing your parents is another story... i think it would be much easier convincing them to let you get a corn, they dont get very big, they max out at 4-6ft, and stay slender. they are docile, and dont take a whole lot of care.

bull snakes can reach 7-9ft, and indigos have a higher metabolism than most snakes, so you will do a lot more cleaning! (snake poo is NOT a pleasent smell in the least)they reach 6-9 ft...

if you think you can handle, your next step is convincing your parents.

my parents are animal lovers, so they dont mind when i add an animal to the collection...although sometimes i get the lecture of "having too many"...

good luck
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