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Old 04-03-2019, 11:44 AM   #1
WILD BILL245
BUYING A RETIC

i am going to a repticon show in atlanta next weekend in search of a nice baby or small retic python. i'm picking up an aquarium i ordered and some supplies and what i have left over to spend hopefully a very nice retic python. all of you who have had experiences at reptile shows can you please tell me if i can find any thing decent and pretty in color and temperment from between 250.00 and 350.00 dollars??? i was looking online at some things i like. purple tiger retics, sunfire tiger retics, sunfire platiunum retics, and albino tiger or sunfire tiger retics. i really hope that i can find something there instead of taking the remainder of money and add some at end of month and order from someone online. at the show i can interact and hold one and see if it's for me and if i like it vs ordering one online and hoping i get a good one.
 
Old 04-03-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
bcr229
Typically local expos are loaded up with ball pythons, colubrids, boas, and geckos. You can find a few vendors with the larger pythons or anacondas but they are few and far between, unless it's one of the bigger events like Tinley.

Repticon posts its vendor lists on its web site and/or Facebook and I would do research on them over the next few days so you know who to avoid.

A retic will outgrow a tank very quickly so if you do bring one home order its adult enclosure immediately if you don't already have one set aside, as the larger enclosure makers have a 4-8 month backlog.
 
Old 04-03-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
Utta
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i am going to a repticon show in atlanta next weekend in search of a nice baby or small retic python. i'm picking up an aquarium i ordered and some supplies and what i have left over to spend hopefully a very nice retic python. all of you who have had experiences at reptile shows can you please tell me if i can find any thing decent and pretty in color and temperment from between 250.00 and 350.00 dollars??? i was looking online at some things i like. purple tiger retics, sunfire tiger retics, sunfire platiunum retics, and albino tiger or sunfire tiger retics. i really hope that i can find something there instead of taking the remainder of money and add some at end of month and order from someone online. at the show i can interact and hold one and see if it's for me and if i like it vs ordering one online and hoping i get a good one.
Slither will be there (you can check vendor list on their website here: https://repticon.com/georgia/atlanta/ )

There may be others that have retics as well, but I don't recognize any other company name that would have retics.
 
Old 04-03-2019, 09:29 PM   #4
WILD BILL245
i recognize slither to and i know they have retics. what mostly i saw there one time was a lot of high priced morphs. maybe i didn't look closely enough at the time because at that time i wasn't interested in buying a retic and was there for buying supplies. i did a couple of years back go there with a jungle carpet to try and trade for something. found a guy and his girlfriend who had a beautiful very tame small retic i loved and wanted it but after some thinking wouldn't trade with me. their's problem someone there as big as the show is.
 
Old 04-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #5
Krj-2501
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all of you who have had experiences at reptile shows can you please tell me if i can find any thing decent and pretty in color and temperment from between 250.00 and 350.00 dollars??? i was looking online at some things i like. purple tiger retics, sunfire tiger retics, sunfire platiunum retics, and albino tiger or sunfire tiger retics.
You can possible get a tiger, sunfire, or suntiger for that price range. But the albinos, albino tigers and such will likely go for at least $450 or more. And those are pure mainlands. If you are looking for a smaller retic - I would suggest looking in a 50% super dwarf - which will usually start at about $500 and will be normal poss het for albino. A 50% super dwarf tiger or sunfire will likely be at least $750, and a 50% superdwarf albino will likely be about $900-1,000.

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A retic will outgrow a tank very quickly so if you do bring one home order its adult enclosure immediately if you don't already have one set aside, as the larger enclosure makers have a 4-8 month backlog.
Depends on it's genetic make up & how it is raised. A mainland retic can easily grow from a 2 foot hatchling to a 10 feet long in a single year - if heavily feed(large meals, 1-2 times per week). Or you can raise a hatchling retic so that it take 5 years to reach 10 feet long - if it is on modestly feed schedule (a rodent roughly the same size a the thickest part of the snake - once per week). So it is going to depend on how you feed it - to determine when you need to order the adult cage.
 
Old 04-14-2019, 08:44 PM   #6
sgtstinky
Skip the over priced morphs and get a regular normal looking retic, they look so much better !!
 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:34 AM   #7
WILD BILL245
I Just Posted My New Sweet And Beautiful Female Purple Albino Retic Baby. So Far The Nicest Retic I Ever Had.
 

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