Those are some scary stories. So far nothing to report for me. All 5 of my females are supposed to be 100% hets for something…but I won’t really know if I have a horror story on my hands for a couple years til I can prove them out.
Probably the worst thing for me was paying over $400 for my single gene pinstripe that’s suppose to be double het pied and ghost. She’s extremely small…I’ve posted about her before, my oldest snake by 6 months but smaller now even than my 2019 hatchling I bought most recently when my other 4 are 2018s.
But…I was still very new, thought I had to have her, and the guy emailed back and forth with me something like 80 times…and came down from where she was originally priced. So the jury is still out. If she does eventually start to grow faster and proves out it won’t be bad at all…I just didn’t know enough to properly value her myself and make it less of a risk. He had an explanation for her size and I have no reason to assume he was lying so I did it. We will see how it turns out.
With what I know now I probably wouldn’t have done it…but really that’s not a very harsh lesson compared to some of what you see out there.