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Posted by: KevinM at Thu Dec 3 16:03:37 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

I would recommend CAREFULLY shopping around for these snakes to ensure you get good feeding stock. The ones at the shows are notoriously fresh WC and unless from a reputable vendor who is honest about the condition of the animals and feeding reliability, I would steer clear from them. They are exported at certain times of the year, and thats why they appear seasonally available. I ususlly only see them at shows and advertised around this time of year. This is probably when they become active in Africa and easily captured in quantity. They also stress easily and its possible a feeding snake at a facility may get stressed during shipment and placement in a new cage, being displayed at a show, handled roughly or too much, and go off feed. That may have been why my original one did so well. It was not shipped to me. You may also have to resign to the fact you will have to feed live rat pinks/fuzzys, which may put a crimp in your keeping them if a reliable source isnt easily available. Still, they are awesome snakes and well worth the effort to work with them. Just shop well and be prepared to pay extra for feeders, just like the farmed and WC baby ball pythons.


   

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