I hope this is the right place to do this.
As somebody that loves colubrids, I’ve been casually after several specific types of rat snakes for a while. I check MM periodically, but, I’ll be honest, Other Colubrids > Rat Snakes > [Nothing else] is a mess! Considering that there are several distinct types (Black, Texas [if you don’t count them as Black], Everglades, Beauty, Emory, Bairds, “other”, to name a few) and several traits (leucistic, scaleless, etc) that can be included as well – and honestly, sorting by them would be incredibly beneficial.
However, don’t think I’m just asking for my own selfish reasons! Considering that there are 172 rat snakes listed at the time of writing this, I’m sure they’re popular (and common) enough that both sellers and prospective buyers would benefit from this. That’s the most in the Other Colubrids category (second most is Bullsnakes with 79, so almost 100 fewer listings), while also being significantly more than the 54 in the GTP category and 43 in the crocodilians category, and almost as many as the 177 rainbow boas.
(On this note, Sand boas would benefit from this too [or at least splitting Kenyans from other], along with Burmese Pythons, skinks, and many of the “other geckos”).
I know it’s a big ask, but if it’s not possible, being able to add sub-sub categories, or easily see /sort by things like species / morph / trait tags in sub-categories would be helpful, especially when one is seeking a specific type of rat snake but has to go through pages of standard listings for other types of animal.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
I see there’s a sand boa request here – Sand Boas to top level category – and I completely support that as well.