As some of you are probably aware, I've been wanting a RTB for some time now. Well as it happens, there is one advertised for sale locally. I've called them and the snake is still there but I'm a little put off by their "First one to come up with the right money takes it" attitude, especially as they are inviting offers.
I spoke to a woman, who claimed it was her son's snake, and she told me that it's a "true" red-tail, which are becoming quite rare in the pet trade. It's male, 4 yrs old and around 4 1/2 ft. Eating f/t mice/rats and is easy to handle. Sounds a dream and just what I'm looking for! (when questioned on size she also said snakes only grow to the size of their tank!!! rofl )

I asked for a rough figure of what they expected to sell it for and was told someone had offered 100GBP and was travelling some distance to buy it this evening, yet she is prepared to sell it to me if I get there first ... hmm. I didn't say what I would be prepared to pay as I would want to see the snake for myself first before even considering an offer.

So ... how would I know if it is a "true" red-tail as she claims? And what would be a fair amount to expect to pay for a snake like this?

My biggest dilemma is that I can't afford to buy this and the BRB that I want so which do I go for ... a baby snake from a reputable breeder, that I trust and respect, or a snake advertised for sale with a dubious breed and history (and a clueless owner!).
Help!
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
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My biggest dilemma is that I can't afford to buy this and the BRB that I want so which do ... thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it'sthe hardest thing to live in the world alone."

I would punt and fix the car first ;-)
Spit
I think ya answered your own question.
My biggest dilemma is that I can't afford to buy ... a dubious breed and history (and a clueless owner!). Help!

I would punt and fix the car first ;-) Spit

Shurrup and get to work you :-P
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
I think ya answered your own question.

I know and this is probably the way I'll go ... BUT ... I have wanted a RTB for soo long now and this one is the perfect size, assuming it's not going to grow anymore at 4 yrs old, and also assuming it is healthy blah blah blah ..
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
"Mistress of Dragons" <> wrote in message ...
so which do I go for ... a baby snake from a reputable breeder, that I

trust and respect,

Probably your best bet to know what you're getting and a healthy snake.
or a snake advertised for sale with a dubious breed and
history (and a clueless owner!).

Probably better for the snake if you decide to buy this one from the clueless owner.
Sorta like a "Catch 22"

Bill,
Chaos, Panic, & Disorder..My work here is done.
"Mistress of Dragons" <> wrote in message ...

i would walk away, but then i have said that many times and not
"Mistress of Dragons" <> wrote in message ... Probably your best bet to know what you're getting and a healthy snake. or a snake advertised for sale with a dubious breed and

history (and a clueless owner!).

Probably better for the snake if you decide to buy this one from the clueless owner. Sorta like a "Catch 22"

Yeah and if it were possible I'd get both without a moment's hesitation Emotion: smile
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
My biggest dilemma is that I can't afford to buy this and the BRB that I want so which do ... trust and respect, or a snake advertised for sale with a dubious breed and history (and a clueless owner!). Help!

Get the baby from the reputable breeder, the owner thinks snakes only grow to the size of their tank so what the hell would she know if it's a true red-tail or not?
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