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Posted by GaryF on May 10, 2003 at 17:16:23:
In Reply to: Wanting a GTP.....need some(lots of) advice posted by Zazanak on May 01, 2003 at 14:50:53:
....do you mean yellow as a baby or as an adult? If you mean as an adult then a Biak is much more likely to give you what you want than an Aru, which tend more towards white and blue. Although there are exceptions. The pic' below is of a four year old Aru male bred by Frank Schofield from imported adults (which looked like normal arus).
Also, if you have a budget, you may want to rethink the heated perches and stuff. They're really unnecessary.
:Ok, im really wanting a GTP, one of the yellow Aru locale ones. Im planning on purchasing a baby at the end of the summer if my cash supply isn't completly depleted from vacations in the nest couple of months :) Anyways, if anyone could give me a list of what I would need for him as a baby and adult, i would be very grateful. Ive seen people keeping them in plastic tubs from walmart untill they turn yearlings. Thats all fine and dandy, I was going to get a vision cage for him over the summer and get everything set up for him. Only reason I want advice from everyone is because I recently purchased a redtail boa baby and have everything done for him like ive been told to, all down to a T, and now im fighting a R.I. in him(which is going away!). :( I don't want that to happen to such an expensive snake like the GTP. I want to build a pretty advanced system for him, automatic misters and heat controlled branches and all. If anyone has any good do-it-yourself links id be soooo happy. I want this snake to love his home and have very little stress. I thinks thats whats wrong with my boa, just too much stress from the trip here and settling in the new place. Not to mention the weather in florida is a bit different then the weather here in Cleveland, TN. Like i said, it will be awhile till the snake is purchased, just want to get his juvinile and adult stuff done and ready for when the time comes, always like being prepared when im putting somethings life in my hands. Thanks for any help i recieve! Im only a soon to be graduating highschool student, so if everything can be done on a budget it'd be nice. I was hoping I could do everything, including cage for around 300.