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Hello my intro may be short. I like learning new things about Beardies and Boas. How other do thing and why compared to what I do. And something I’ve never understood with beardies is the T8 vs T5 HO. I know T8 is old tech and T5 is new Tech but how they work in a vivarium where there is not a screen and it’s fixed to the top of the vivarium. Is T5 what is the furthest it should it be from the beardies back. How close can they get to it. And is Arcadia what its cracked up to be. Come month 11 is there still a min of 10.0 uvb still? I have a uvb tester and tempted to try it. Would rather change a bulb 1 a year then every 6 months. But anyways. Hello all. I am a purchaser and a seller.

Hi, my name is Verne, and I am a self proclaimed reptile geek…lol. I absolutely love reptiles, but more specifically Ball pythons. I am a hobbyist working my way towards being a breeder. I can’t wait to meet a lot of cool people along the way, this should be a great journey!!!

Hello everyone from: “Off The Hook Reptiles” up here in the far north State of Minnesota! It’s good to see so many reputable and knowledgeable Breeders and hobbyists here in this mm community thread! Where we can talk, share and learn from one another! Looking forward to expanding our knowledge and connections in the industry here! have a BLESSED DAY EVERYONE! :slight_smile:

hi, my names jackie and i only breed piebald and clown plus combos and hets. everything i breed is to improve my own collection, and i sell the surplus. ive been breeding for about 10 years and sourced my collection from what i consider to be some of the best breeders in the uk

My name is Jeremy. I’m an upcoming breeder. I have a passion for reptiles. I love learning more about them and also educate people about them with the knowledge I’ve already have.

Hi there!!! I am Amanda! My husband and I are Reticulated and Ball Python enthusiasts and breeders!!! Well, he is the Retic guy, and I am the Ball girl! :wink:
I am looking forward to learning more about the Morph Market and showing you all what we have!!!

It started April 2016 when my son asked me to looked after his snakes. At that stage he had 3 corns and 2 ball pythons. I stick to the 3 corns (m and 2 x f). But loved the balls. Today have 50 balls. We live in South Africa in Western Cape.
I am Johan and my son is Hardus. We working with God’s creation and therefore we have the name:
El-Johar.

Hi just starting out with ball python here hopefully in the next year or two on breeding and selling love all snakes and reptiles. So hope you guys will be willing to help me understand things I dont know about.

Hello my name is Brian and recently my two daughters convinced my wife and I to let them get one Banana Firefly Ball Python and a Raptor Leopard Gecko. We were not reptile people before hand. My how things have changed. We have since picked up a Cinnamon male Ball Python and started a reptile variety channel on youtube called RepTLife located at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHPSyyORCF1Te4AubEcXpCw . We also plan to go to NRBE this weekend and pick up some Display cages and snake racks as well as any Super Giant Geckos we find that we like and some female ball pythons. I am a hobbyist at the moment but the reptile bug has hit me hard. I am an IT person by trade and already have some plans for some mobile apps to help those of the hobby out. We reside in Florida.

I am not exactly sure about doing this and what to click. Old person here, Just got my first real snake and madly in love with him. I have never been allowed to keep snake(s) as my husband was terrified of them. this is very strange as there are no venomous snakes where I live. My lovely snake is a King/Corn cross and he is stripy around his body with red and black and kind of a Yellowy/white color. He is very sweet and 5 years old. I named him Zale because he looks like expensive jewelry! I need to find out his lifespan if possible and More about his keeping. I swapped his hot rock for a ceramic heat emitter as I once had iguanas (or my kids did and mom took care of them) and hot rocks were not good for them. I also am using a UVB light and am wondering if I also need a basking light. I also have a male citrus bearded dragon, a male normal red-eared slider, a 150 gal mouse colony, dogs, cats ,chickens, turkeys, one pony, one sheep neutered, one goat and ducks. I tried for 20 years to talk my parents into snakes and had the bad luck to only find husbands that were afraid of them. Very Frustrating Indeed.:grinning:

I am looking for corn snakes. Only at this date and not before 03/20/22.

Morning. Just getting into Ball pythons and just bought a gorgeous sub-adult male Pied Het Clown. He’s beautiful…

Im from Toronto Canada have never had a reptile of any kind as a pet (only dogs) and thought Id look into something new and interesting. Im hoping to get either a Corn Snake or Uromastyx Geyri as my 1st reptile as Im not interested in Geckos, Boas or Pythons as a pet (although I do appreciate them zoologically for the neat creatures they are). Not sure which one I prefer though between the Corn Snake and the Uromastyx :thinking:.

Have you looked into bearded dragons? They are extremely personable and very much like a cat with scales. They cuddle and seem to enjoy humans as much as we enjoy them. Lots of colors and other morphs too.

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@mama-susan yes I have. Beardies were one of the first I considered but I found I preferred the Uromastyx to the beardie by far. A beardie I saw at an expo 2 or 3 years ago seemed to take a huge interest in me but I had already decided I didnt want one. I find beardies interesting and like them a lot but the Uromastyx gives me an advantage when it comes to feeding as its easier for me to have something that has a diet thats more focused on greens than bugs instead of the other way around. Only thing I dont like about the Uromastyx is the heat it needs as I love cold environments. But the kinda temps Im happiest in arent good for any cold-blooded creature. I know I want an uro but dont know where in the house Id put it as its presence would possibly drive my dog who has free reign of the house and a high prey drive nuts. Plus the temperature I prefer to keep my room at is too cold for a reptile. When I figure out where to safely and enjoyably put the enclosure Ill look into getting an Uro. Just dunno if Ill go U. Geyri or U. Ornata and if Ill go ♂ or ♀. I do like beardies a lot though.

Hi there, I live in Los Angeles and have been enamored by snakes for over 2 decades; after conquering a terrible fear of them, I went in the complete opposite direction! I had a Columbian Red tail for 20 years that became my best friend. Had a few others during that time, but he was the longest living and the best buddy. When he died a few years ago, I was so sad that took a break from owning reptiles, but a few months ago I realized how much I missed them in my life, and suddenly I’m more obsessed than ever! I currently have an MBK named Anu, and a Tarahumara Mtn. King named Hobbes (first time owning kingsnakes). I’m also attending my first Reptile Expo this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited.
At my jobs producing festivals, I often was the site “Snake Wrangler”, doing catch and release of the local animals who might get injured by our machines/vehicles, or, especially in the case of Rattlesnakes, instilled fear in our patrons. I loved doing it, even though the park rangers encouraged me to kill them, I’d do nothing of the sort and went out of my way to make sure I was the first on the scene of a snake call so they could be safely relocated.
I feel a bit alone in my passion for snakes, so I decided to check this out and see if I might meet some others that share it. And if anyone is in LA and wants to say hi or meet up sometime, let me know.
Thanks for reading!