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Posted by Julian Garcia on November 25, 2002 at 16:27:49:
In Reply to: GTP??????????????? posted by Maxwell The BD on November 25, 2002 at 14:43:52:
Well, both are very different from each other. Husbandry requirements, feeding and temperament are both very different. You can get a well started off ball python in the 50-200 dollar range were a well started Chondro will be more in the 400-600 dollar range. Both species I would avoid “bargin” animals, “Captive Hatched/ Farmed” animals and WC animals at all cost. I have kept both species of boid. And I feel as chondro pythons have more personality. But again… it is very hard to compare the two. I would say if you are looking for an animal you can handle a lot I would look at ball pythons.. As the majority of chondro pythons (CBB) are usually not aggressive, excessive handling will stress them. I would consider them a “Hands Off” animal. Their husbandry requirements (though not difficult) are very more unforgiving then that of a ball python. As a ball python can thrive in a 20 gal. long fish tank. Where your going to have to look for something a bit more custom for a Chondro Python..
If your looking for a good “Pet” Ball Pythons win hands down. If your looking for “Living Art” Both have spectacular designer lines, but there is something about a perched yellow, blue or green chondro that goes straight to my heart. and weigh your odds. Which ever you decide… Do your self and the herp community a favor and buy a CBB animal from a respected dealer. I can not stress this enough.