1 2 3 4 5
Oh, I've been to a few reptile shows, and maybe I'm spoiled by the size of the local birds shows, ... that much. I see just about the same range of species as I do at the stores in Portland. Gloria

You have much better stores than I do! Now I'm jealous.

Cindy
You can see some of our children here: http://travelingwonders.com/critters.htm

How odd to me that you refer to your Savus as "extremely calm". The 6 Savus that I used to ... you in unison. Luckily they all had crappy aim. The Puerto Ricans, on the other hand, were quite accurate. -M

My male Savu is so calm I have used him in my outreach programs and reptile camps...the female on the other hand! Ouch!
The nastiest snake in my collection is... a corn snake ...seriously. This guy has a major attitude probelm, and appears ... crazy every time he sees movement. I think that he maybe thinks he's a black mamba, or something. Go figure.

i was bitten 7 times the last time i handled my corn, its a evil cow
i was bitten 7 times the last time i handled my corn, its a evil cow

My corn's a little sweetheart, she's bitten me twice (once at 13in when she smelled pinky on my finger and once at 2ft when she got spooked) in the 15 months I've had her
Cornsnake(many colors and variants and not difficult keepers)

Milksnake (likewise)
Ball Pythons (beautiful, nice temperamented by and large, but can be difficult eaters, NOT an insurmountable problem)
Kingsnakes (good keepers, can't be kept in the same tank as they tend to kill each other, can be nippy for some folks, beautiful, reasonable to acquire, large variations
I'm listing the 'easy to get' snakes and the most frequent starters.
I like the gophers as well, het, albino or Applegate varieties. My het is lovely, sweet, likes the same TV shows I do, my albino's a bit nippy, my Applegate wants to chew on me and does a superior job. The first two eat f/t readily, the latter eats slowly but he gets it dene, when he isn't full of fingermeat.
Beautiful snakes, not expensive, can be kept together. (Feeding together's never in any common species a good idea.)
Oh, and Emorii ratsnakes. Pretty, sweet as sugar, great eaters, a few color variants. Related to corns, but not the SAME as corns.

I have the brown variety and the gold variety and two that are het for both.
Lovely and tame. Easy to get.
Oh, and Emorii ratsnakes. Pretty, sweet as sugar,

Except this one:
http://www.mcmartinville.com/reptiles/trips/texas/gp rat.htm
Cornsnake(many colors and variants and not difficult keepers) Milksnake (likewise) Ball Pythons (beautiful, nice temperamented by and large, but ... some folks, beautiful, reasonable to acquire, large variations I'm listing the 'easy to get' snakes and the most frequent starters.

I guess I'm looking for something different then the usual starter. I don't want to get a snake only because 'it's a good starter snake', I want to get a snake because I like it and its species, if that makes any sense. After having the wonderful experience of having a Hawaiian Crow pickax his way up my back last year I have no problem with nippyness, I just don't want to get killed or hospitalized!
The Drawf Burmese mentioned in a different thread have really got me drooling. I don't have the money for one of those right now, but that's what planning ahead and saving up is for, right? By the time I have the money someone will probably be breeding them, if they aren't already. Or I may go for a different species by then.
Gloria
Show more