Who here specializes in less common species, or plans to specialize in them? I don’t have any now, but I hope to specialize in breeding egernia skinks and one or two species of odatria monitors.
Not anything super rare but definitely planning some that are unique. I have 3 dendrobates tinctorius azureus (I know they aren’t technically reptiles). I’m going to put them in a 18x18x24 and eventually I might move them to a 18x18x18 (depending if they use the higher space). If I do I might put a williamsi day gecko pair or trio in the 18x18x24. I set up a tortoise table for egyptian tortoises but I’m still saving for them since they’re expensive. I also have had a tank set up for red-eyed crocodile skinks but they’re hard to find and when I do find them I don’t have the money for them.
I may also breed western blue tongues or blotched blue tongues if i can find any. They are super rare though, so that’s a little unlikely.
We currently breed tricolor hognose and have a pair of Malagasy Cat-Eyed Snakes that just need another year before making a breeding attempt.
I hope to work with old world rat snakes as a side project. Possibly CB vine snake and Paradise flying snakes!
Here soon I’m wanting to try and track down some Madagascar tree boas, eastern and western and some bismarck ringed pythons. On the hot side Crotalus Iannomi or Autlán longtailed rattlesnake, wild populations are at unknown status according to IUCN red list, recorded from a single dead specimen from 1961 and rediscovered in 2008ish. For lizards, Borneo earless monitor would be interesting? One most have goals right.
I have a few!
- Tricolor hognoses (I have a female I’m raising up)
- Columbian rainbow boas (I have a female leucistic and a normal that I originally thought was female but now think is male)
Not sure if these two are considered rare, probably just uncommon:
- Desert kingsnakes (I have a male I got from a local, watching MorphMarket for the perfect female for him… hoping to get a snow morph so I can produce double hets)
- Mexican black kingsnakes (I have a female that I got from the same local, plenty of boys on MorphMarket so I should be able to snag one eventually)
Not sure if they are really rare, but hope to breed blairs phase grey banded king snakes. We have an older male and found a baby female we are raising up. It will be our first snake breeding project.
@spottedbull I love greybanded kingsnakes - especially the Blairs phase! Good luck on that project!
Hi!, I work with many reptiles, the rarest specie being my Brachylophus Fasciatus., the last lady is going to her new home today infant, and we hope to be successful producing more I the future, regards Faye.
I love these guys, the green is incredible.
I love these, it’s been on my dream reptile list and in doing a little more research it seems they don’t need as big of an enclosure as I originally thought. What size enclosure do you keep them in?
Same, I thought that they needed a room of my house lol .
I keep my pair in a 5ft high, 6 ft wide, 2 ft deep , I’d go an extra foot deep if I could, but the enclosure was custom made and had to fit through my doors. For a single fiji, I would say 4ft wide, 5ft high still, and at least 2 ft deep
That is actually a reasonably sized to have.
That doesn’t seem too bad, but they will still have to wait until I can dedicate more space to them.
So true, that wouldn’t fit in my room at the moment
They are the feature of my living area, taking up 64sq ft of it!!, I will upload a photo when I get a chance
Thanks I would love to see that!
How big do these guys get?