Only looking to start a conversation and not make a blanket statement here. Just interested in hearing everyone’s opinions on the booming market that is ball pythons.
Has the increased number of people trying to breed ball pythons had a negative impact on any long term breeders?
Are faster price drops on new and emerging morphs something to be concerned about?
There are over 13,000 ball pythons for sale on just morph market right now and we all know not everyone who breeds is advertising here.
Do you think all the attention ball pythons get specifically is good or bad?
Should we as a community be encouraging so many new breeders? Isn’t there a reasonable point where we should tell someone maybe its not the best choice?
Is there really a need for everyone who buys a pastel and a normal to breed just because they think they will make quick money? With so many already out there isn’t producing more “basic” clutches like this going to be more of a burden on the person trying to sell them?
On the topic of quick money, how bad is the perception from most incoming breeders that this is the way to make a lot of money fast? How much profit is really turned out on a percentage basis?
How often do breeders really have to hold onto an animal for far longer than they would like?
How does that impact profit as a breeder? After a certain point haven’t you put more money into the snake than it can possibly be worth at this point?
Just some questions that came to mind. Not expecting anyone to answer every question, but if you see one you have some input on I’d love to hear it.