I really don't care if I make money at this or not, it's just a hobby
I am currently an Apprentice Electrician, so I make more than enough money from that to support myself and have money left over for my love of Animals in general.
About a year ago I fell in love with Ball Pythons after discovering a Black Eyed Lucy.
I love the look of them, and I hope that one day in the future I may be able to produce a Black Eyed Lucy with as little markings as possible
at least this is one of my projects
Unfortunately I didn't do enough research on them before I found myself at an Expo, spending $700 on a pair of Fire's
Once I do produce it, I will not be selling it, (s)he is going to have a nice spot somewhere in my apartment (or future house) where they will be displayed comfortably
I have a few other projects I'd love to work on (Super Fire Pied, Panda Pied) down the road, and the only money I will be "Making" will be put right back into it, buying Food etc.
1.0 Black Pastel
I really wish I were keeping track of every little dime we spend, but Boyfriend isn't so great at keeping receipts and whatnot.
I need to create a spreadsheet. Then again, if I see how much we're actually spending, maybe I won't want to breed anymore...lol!
2012 is going to be our first "big" breeding year. We are HOPING for 7 clutches, but would even be happy with 5. Now that most of our females are up to size (aside from 1 new addition), I absolutely expect to be breaking even and maybe even having a bit extra. That's not including my corn clutches, either.
Oh but we want new racks...Damn. Maybe we'll go a bit in the hole this year, too
We do breed our own rats now, which is saving us a monstrous amount of $.
Ah, I just don't know. I'm certain we are losing $, LOL!
Last edited by SquamishSerpents; 05-03-2012 at 01:49 PM.
I would just be happy IF the odd gods shined on me and my clutch would cover the cost of upkeep for my rats.
Making a living at it would be a dream come true BUT like I said, if the snakes could pay for the rats and mice I would be happy with the full circle
ummmm havent made a dime as of yet. lol I log everything down to the bedding for feeders. Im still growing my collection up to breeding size. I produced only one clutch last year and still have 1.1 left outta 2.5 I cant complain tho I only advertised on craigslist. year after next I should be breaking even for the inital start up and maybe in 5 years i'll be actually turning a profit if I can keep from hoarding my favs. lol I only breed what I like the looks of and i guess my taste are a bit diff than most.
I'll have to revisit this thread at the end of the year...as of now, I'm planning on being 100% out of the red soon enough. Then I'm planning on taking pretty much all of that and dump most of it right back in.
While far from trying to make breeding a full time gig, I'll admit that I do want to and plan to make some money. Not a lot, but more than just to cover costs. If I wanted a hobby that is an endless money pit, I'd learn to play golf.