What to do with bad purchased snakes?

I recently got a couple snakes and was told they were fine no wobble no kinks ,healthy etc… Well there’s wobble and kink.am I supposed to put them down? Put the breeder name up In lights so everyone know their practices? I just dont know. Any advice ?

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Can we see pictures of the animals? And if you bought morphs that are known wobblers, then you should expect some form of wobble. You can always ask for a refund and to send the snakes back to the seller. Also, if a snake can eat and function, then it doesn’t need to die just because it has a deformity. That goes for any animal. Them having a wobble doesn’t hurt them unless they are constantly corkscrewing.


A lot more information would be helpful, along with some photos.

Were they purchased on MM? Have you contacted the seller? Where are the kinks located? These are just a few pertinent questions that would be helpful to know, particularly when deciding to euthanize an animal.

Your first action should be to contact the seller before taking any other action to try and rectify the situation.


I’ll add this…don’t “put the breeder’s name up in lights” here…we do not allow reviews of any kind here in the forum. That’s what the review system on the Marketplace is for.
From the Forum rules:
“No ratings or reviews about buyers or sellers. This includes “unboxing” type posts which inevitably include either promotional or review type content. Those involved in transactions can use the MorphMarket Rating system or should use the Facebook FBI forum.”


I just hope everyone else has better experience buying snakes from this person.

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Did you buy without asking for pictures of the animals, etc?

They had pictures .I asked questions. They said what I wanted to here. I know it’s my fault now and that’s it ok to sell severe wobblers and kinks, I thought it wasn’t . I just won’t buy from them again .lesson learned .

Just to let you know that page was taken down :confused: there is another page now though!

Im not on Facebook or other social media sites. I’m barely on here. I was only curious as what to physically do with them

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If we could see some pictures it would help the discussion massively.

As to what to do with them, if we’re talking just a wobble, just treat them as you would any other ball python but with added love. You may want to check out this thread… Reducing Wobble

As for kinking, it depends on how bad we are talking, again we will need picture to help out.

Dont let this one event discourage you from something you enjoy. :blush:


First is to contact the breeder assuming you bought from a reputable breeder and you are not happy with your purchase you should be able to return those animals for a full refund.

Than depending on the platform the animals where bought on, you can leave a feedback or use a group such as this one https://www.facebook.com/groups/2415020071888374/?ref=group_header to share your experience (I would highly recommend you to gather all necessary evidence)

If you did not buy from a reputable breeder (which will be a lesson learned) and must keep the animals (because they cannot be returned) kinks and wobble do not necessarily mean euthanization, many snakes live healthy lives with either. First the quality of life must be evaluated.


It seems I’m the bad guy so I will back off . Lesson learned

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No, not at all.
We don’t know the situation properly to assess that.

It is difficult to word and not come across as a attack, we don’t mean it that way at all, we wish you nothing more than happiness with your purchase and we will do all we can to make that happen.

If you simply wish to know the ethics of breeding animals with issues then you may find this a good place to start… Ethics of Spiders and Spider Breeding

Again, we have no intention of making you feel uncomfortable on here.


Yes was lesson learned . thank you

And we have all learned it at some point in time and learned from it.


To late. I will do my best to refrain from asking or contributing.sorry for the trouble

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No one is blaming you, everyone has just been asking to see pictures of the snakes to they can help you decide what is the best course of action. It’s hard to understand the extent of the problem without seeing them.

You’ve now posted two threads about breeders selling you snakes that have problems, but haven’t really elaborated or posted pictures. Everyone here is super nice and friendly and seems more than willing to help, and I understand wanting to vent your frustrations, but I’m not sure what type of support you are looking for right now.


Sad to see ya go then. Looks like a lot of people were interested in helping you and were just asking for more info to give better advice. Of course often internet dialog gets misinterpreted since people’s intentions aren’t always clear. But most of the people I’ve seen responding to you I do know tend to be very understanding and helpful people on this forum, and would help you out if you give them a chance.

Anyway, hope your situation gets better. There are definitely some bad apples in the hobby, but most are honest decent people.


I am sorry that you feel that you can’t ask questions or contribute here anymore, but i am also confused as to why you feel this way. Everyone on here is willing and happy to help you, but we need more information to do so. Asking for pics of the animals is not in anyway attacking you. It helps everyone access the severity of the kinking you are seeing. It sounds like you did everything that you could, if you asked for pictures prior to purchase and didn’t notice the kinks. It is on the seller to be honest about any issues with animal prior to purchase. So i hope that you decide to continue to ask questions and contribute here.


I know it can be disporting to buy a animal and find it has a kink. My boa, Kai has a small spinal kink. I bought him at a pet store, and it was not visible at the time of purchase. But as he grew I started to notice it, but I don’t care if he has one. He is still my boa, and now he is 2 1/4 years old, and he is loving life.