I don't remember the year(s) but here are some of the animals I purchased when they were worth a lot more than they are now. And I will state this up front. I have no regrets about what I paid. I may have paid 3-4-5 times the current values but I am also 3-4-5 times ahead on producing more of them.
$12,500.00 for an adult pied
$10.000.00 for a 2.1 trio of 100% het lavender albinos
$6.500.00 for a yearling spider
$$$ A WHOLE LOT for a crystal & a pastel crystal
The first albino boas were around $50.000.00
The first cb veiled chameleons were $750.00 a pair for hatchlings
The first cb albino burmese were around $3,500.00
Bruce Delles c/o Twin Cities Reptiles
CELEBRATING OUR 30th YEAR IN THE RETAIL REPTILE BUSINESS
$3800 last spring on a Bee. He is earning his keep this season to say the least!! He is a solid breeder and could "BEE" the chief ingredient to a Killer or two. And just maybe something even more striking.
Wow, thats almost hard to believe. Now when you thinking back about it, was it a good deal?
It was definitely a good deal. Even though you can get them cheaper now, he will make back all of that money before he dies. If I were to sell everything that he produced last year (including combos), he probably would have paid for himself already.
Originally Posted by munding
wow!! when was this tim? '01?
First Pin produced in 2005.
Originally Posted by jkobylka
$6000, $8000, $10,000 $20,000. I do not regret any of those purchases or the amount I spent on them.
Ive spent $2400 on a reverse trio of het pieds..and this will my first shot at producing one...(5 eggs cooking) Ive also spent $3200 on a mojave male and have only produced 1 so far...$2800 on a female spider that still hasnt reached her breeding weight. and a cinny male for $7000..
But things are still good as in the long run they will produce more than I paid for them...
Kevin Stoltz www.KMSreptiles.com
$2k on a pastel female several years ago. She was just on the edge of breeding weight for this season and I decided to hold back. The breeder offered me two normal females to go with her as part of the deal. At the time I didn't think I had enough setup for all three, so I only took one of the normals. I got home, set everybody up and then realized I could have set up both normals, oh well.
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