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Ditto Dean's comments, but...


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Posted by dryguy on February 16, 2003 at 15:46:22:

In Reply to: Re: Time for me to get a Texas Indigo? posted by DeanAlessandrini on February 15, 2003 at 21:48:23:

I would also throw in that I do not consider them to be "difficult" to keep...On the contrary, they are very easy to "keep" I use mine as garbage disposals!! The key is realizing what you are going to have on your hands in 4 yrs or so and for the next 15!! Think of them as one of the giant dog breeds, like Mastiffs, Irish Wolfhounds, etc...A 7' indigo is a handful!! I would rate them as "moderate" in terms of expertise needed to care for them, but you have to be willing to put in the time to LEARN about them and then the time to CARE for them..


::Here's what I'd say you need to consider keeping an indigo snake:

:1- some real experience caring for other snakes
:2- an understanding of the needs of indigos and their requirements. (see care sheets on www.indigosnakes.com)
:3- Willingness to get or construct a fairly large cage in the near future.
:4- Willingness to clean up a lot of very stinky excrement.
:5- A digital camera so you can share pictures with us (LOL)
:6- Several hundred bucks ! (LOL)

:Good luck...check the breeders list(www.indigosnakes.com), there's only a few of us working with Texans, so you'll need to act fast to get a place "in line" if you decide you are serious!

:Dean Alessandrini




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