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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Thirteen years ago, my very first post on this forum was about a snake shipping nightmare. It was my first BP, and he was shipped to me from a foster in California. He'd been through some rough treatment anyway - she had doctored him through some skin issues and an RI. This was pre-ShipYourReptiles, though I believe she still used Fed-Ex for shipping. In any case, he was shipped on a Thursday and got stuck in Kentucky due to severe storms, and I was a poor college student in Ohio with no way of getting to him. This was in the dog days of summer, 100+ temps all weekend long and crazy humidity. I thought this snake was for sure going to end up cooked alive and I felt terrible about it.

    He made it on Monday and came out of his snake bag swinging, tagged me twice before I could even appreciate he was alive. He struck a few more times when I put him into his cage, and earned the name Diablo from his initial reaction to me... but after leaving him alone for a week, he never struck again, and was the model of ball python chillness. He actually ended up with another family here on the forums with two kids that handled him frequently.

    Still, the foster and I learned a VERY important shipping lesson - NEVER EVER EVER ship on a Thursday.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...essed-out-ball

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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt7212 View Post
    I trust the breeder. If i didn’t, i would not have purchased from them in the first place.

    The intent with me starting this thread was more about sharing the (now) funny dream I had and other things we, as owners do while waiting for our new additions to arrive, like constantly refreshing tracking info, waiting by the window to pounce on the FedEx driver as he pulls up, pacing like a paranoid, nervous expectant parent, etc... It was about sharing out humorous experiences and really has nothing to do with business or shipping. I’m confused as to why it was moved from off topic cafe.

    Maybe I just should have named the thread Crazy Snake Dreams or something like that. Idk


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    I think everyone is on edge the first couple of shipments..it's even more nerve racking when you are the shipper to me. You have their money etc and you have to wait to get the "he or she arrived ok" message. I've never had any crazy dreams so your's was an entertaining read
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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by PghBall View Post
    I think everyone is on edge the first couple of shipments..it's even more nerve racking when you are the shipper to me. You have their money etc and you have to wait to get the "he or she arrived ok" message. I've never had any crazy dreams so your's was an entertaining read
    Yeah I normally don’t even remember my dreams but that one was not funny to wake up to. Funny now though. I have tracking numbers and I know I’m not going to sleep tonight. Last night I was waking up almost every hour and checking the clock. Today got to work around 9am. I just looked at the clock and thought I was stuck in a time warp. I was like “I’ve been at work for at least 7 hours... how the heck is it only 11:45am?”


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    UpdateThey look stressed slightly cold but healthy and absolutely beautiful I am mediately put them in the rack to warm up and get cozy I probably won’t disturb them or take any photos for at least three days

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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla78 View Post
    UpdateThey look stressed slightly cold but healthy and absolutely beautiful I am mediately put them in the rack to warm up and get cozy I probably won’t disturb them or take any photos for at least three days
    Sweet! I’m glad they got there safely! Congratulations! Looking forward to pics!


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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt7212 View Post
    Yeah I normally don’t even remember my dreams but that one was not funny to wake up to. Funny now though. I have tracking numbers and I know I’m not going to sleep tonight. Last night I was waking up almost every hour and checking the clock. Today got to work around 9am. I just looked at the clock and thought I was stuck in a time warp. I was like “I’ve been at work for at least 7 hours... how the heck is it only 11:45am?”


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    My little guy is packed up and ready for his trip to Omaha, NE. Just waiting on FedEx to come and get him!
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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by PghBall View Post
    My little guy is packed up and ready for his trip to Omaha, NE. Just waiting on FedEx to come and get him!
    Safe travels lil guy!


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    1.0 Super Citrus Bearded Dragon hopefully shipping mid-March, name pending.

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    i don't even live in Tacoma! this wasn't delivered to me or refused by me!





    b/c it's scanned, they're shipping it back and won't even hold it for me or attempt correct delivery. whatta nightmare!
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    Re: Nightmares and breakdowns while waiting for your babies to ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    i don't even live in Tacoma! this wasn't delivered to me or refused by me!





    b/c it's scanned, they're shipping it back and won't even hold it for me or attempt correct delivery. whatta nightmare!
    What was the outcome of this?

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