Writting a Crestie Shopping List
Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:52 AM
Shipping is going to be around $35+.
So yeah, upfront cost is a lot Especially for the fancy buggers.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:11 PM
Man.... I need to get a job just so I can buy one. The reptile expo down this way isn't until June something.... 26th maybe..? I was thinking of going then and looking for a Crested, thanks for letting me know what kinda cash I should have on hand! Wow... I thought if I took $100 I'd have left overs... Guess not.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:45 PM
I was figurin' on about $155 to get the whole set up ready. Just from the prices I had been seeing. Of course... I hate to pay full price for anything, so I was hoping to go when there's sales.
This is a faaaaar into the future pet it seems. Since my job hunt has been fruitless so far... And I had to pay for dental work... -__-
Edited by Namida, 11 April 2012 - 03:46 PM.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:36 AM
We got our cat Oliver for "free" from a nice lady on CL, who found him roaming the streets. After the neuter, multiple dewormings, and him biting her- which resulted in his quarrantine and an unnecessary intervention from the Department of Health- it would've been cheaper and less stressful to adopt a cat from a shelter. That being said, I do love my Oliver Pickles, who still loves to bite.
With reptiles it's even harder to tell if they're healthy or if they've been well taken care of, often until it's too late. Our fur babies are all rescues, but for my first reptile I'm going to a breeder. Well, I guess she'd be my second- I did have a turtle in middle and high school.
Luckily I got my tank for free from a friend. I was going to put some cichlids in it, but the cost for a nice looking stand that'll hold a 29 gallon tank with water in it was a big deterrent. For the price of just the stand- approx $200- I can get my gecko at the reptile expo ($75), and all the accessories she needs to live a happy and healthy life. Right now we're going for the cheap but suitable enclosure, fake bamboo, a hide or two and some small plants for humidity and climbing... eventually she'll be in a live vivarium, once I can convince the Mrs that bio-substrate is the same as a properly cycled fish tank.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:30 AM
That you, Sarah! I will be favoriting that site.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:22 AM
Now I have to wait for it all to come in, get delivered to my mother in law's house (we have package stealing teenage hoodlums in our neighborhood) and get everything set up! In the meantime, I guess, I can work on getting all the hard water stains off the aquarium!
OMG the reptile expo is a month and a week from today! 37 days?! YEAH!!
No, I'm not excited.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:28 AM
I bred them for a two years. It cost me $500 for a trio of dalmatians, and I sold babies for $50 (more if I kept them longer and they were larger at sale time). I've bred a lot of species over the years, from rodents to birds to fish to reptiles, and always specialized in setting up new pet owners with their first pets, so kept my prices low. You'll be able to find those kind of prices too but it might take a little waiting. Also try your local classifieds to see if someone is offloading an unwanted gecko for a great price - just check the animal over to see that it IS healthy, and ask about what they were feeding it and how often.
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