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 #2198069


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 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

I’m very interested in getting a Reticulated Python (I absolutely love their eyes) but have neither the experience nor the resources to house a regular retic. (Right now the max size I could even consider would be ~10’, even that’s pushing it) I’ve done a google search and a search on kingsnake.com but most of the ones I’m finding are $1000+, with the cheapest being $500. Are there any quality breeders that sell regular super dwarfs (no specific pattern morph) for cheaper? Or is this the price I should expect to pay? Also, anyone here have a super dwarf retic to post some pics up of? :) Thanks.



01/13/11  01:17pm

 #2198137


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  Message To: OwnerSince2010   In reference to Message Id: 2198069


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

Have you looked into getting a regular dwarf retic? I have a jampea dwarf retic shes about 6feet and everywhere ive read say they max out around 12-14ft, still big though definitely not bulky like a burm or anaconda but still a manageable size. i havent seen anyone selling pure jampeas only hets and stuff which means i think they dont get as big.. even dwarfs are kind of exspensive as a baby jamps go for $550 but i cant find anyone selling those anymore



01/13/11  04:53pm

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  Message To: Venom6547   In reference to Message Id: 2198137


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

I have actually, but the problem is I only have a space ~ 6’x3’ left, so really wouldn’t want to cram a 12’ snake into a 6’ cage :(



01/13/11  05:32pm

 #2198171


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  Message To: OwnerSince2010   In reference to Message Id: 2198150


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

I know people who have a regular retic whos about 11feet living in a 6x2x2 with plenty of room, I mean bigger is always better but depending if its a female or male might also change the outcome of cage size. my 6ft dwarf is in her 5x2.5x2.5 and shes probably gonna stay there til 9 or so feet



01/13/11  06:48pm

 #2198336


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  Message To: Venom6547   In reference to Message Id: 2198171


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

I wouldn’t go for a Jampea if you are looking for something small. I have seen a few that are upwards of 15 feet. They aren’t really dwarfs. You will rarely find a Super Dwarf go for under 500, just to let you know.

But on a side note, a small male retic (maybe 12 or 13 feet) could happily live in a 6x3 enclosure if he was handled regularly.

Other than that, i dont really know what to tell you. If you aren’t looking to spend much money, super dwarfs probably arent for you.



01/14/11  03:12pm

 #2199397


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  Message To: JeffK   In reference to Message Id: 2198336


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

When I got mine on the cheap I did a quick search for DWARF RETIC’s on king snake.com to see what they sold for (last summer) they were around 250.00 at the lowest. I don’t know what locality or morph , but they were reasonable.

I don’t know how much larger a dwarf will get as compared to a super dwarf. For that matter who knows what I got ...maybe the guy was BS’ing me and I got a regular retic. Only time will tell.

Cp



01/19/11  11:11am

 #2199517


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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2199397


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

Cphill--Just to let you know, there is a pretty big difference between the lengths of dwarfs vs. super dwarfs. A male super dwarf may only reach 5 feet, while regular dwarf male may reach 10 feet or more.



01/19/11  06:17pm

 #2199710


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  Message To: JeffK   In reference to Message Id: 2199517


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

Thanks Jeff... yep mine is at about 9’ 6" right now ....reportedly 5 years old. just shed last night and I look eagerly to see if it is hungry again.

Cp



01/20/11  02:07pm

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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2199710


 Super Dwarf Retic Breeders?

I saw a pair of super dwarfs no special pattern on kingsnake for $250 each maybe?



03/21/11  05:00pm


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