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    Re: New BEL with pink blotches

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Balls View Post
    I would also be sending the bill directly to the person/breeder who knowingly sent her to you in that condition


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    Yes, if the snake was purchased, but that was never stated. "came into possession of" suggests to me that this snake was adopted from someone unable to continue caring for this snake, & the first post indicates that the OP was aware there were potential issues- or to quote: ..."who looks not to be in great shape."

    In any event, this snake needs someone on her side who's willing to get medical help as needed. With any luck, she'll get healthy again.
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    Re: New BEL with pink blotches

    Hi all,

    Sad update today (no, snake isn't dead). Unfortunately I didn't anticipate this snake being a charity case-- I purchased her for $450 (a "fair" deal for a yearling BEL, imo) from a small MorphMarket seller who had a handful of good reviews. When I unpacked her I was surprised to find her in the shape that she was. I was willing to deal with mites and overall rough edges but after seeing how she looks today, I agree that she had earned a vet visit. I approached the seller about covering the cost of the visit. I even offered to take her on as a risk all my own if they would give me a PARTIAL refund up front. They would not budge and insisted that I ship her back to them (at their expense). I think this is a fair and legitimate response by the seller (they did include a health/mite guarantee in the ad), although I don't love the idea of shipping a snake in less than perfect shape (and so soon after being shipped to me...) At least she does not seem to be in any immediate peril. I made the seller promise to take her to the vet...

    I really don't feel great about it. I would have loved to care for her and nurse her back to 100%, but not for $450 that could have gone towards a healthy snake. At the very least, she was eating for the seller. She has not eaten yet for me (though I was not concerned about it) and while I am 90% certain that her problems were mostly superficial and treatable, I didn't want to be in a spot months from now with a dead/dying snake and out half a grand+.

    So yeah. I am shipping her back tomorrow. I'm sorry that it went this way, guys. I know I didn't do right by her.

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    Thanks for the clarification & update. I would NOT have accepted her at that price in this condition either, if that will make you feel any better. For any seller not to disclose such issues is a deal-breaker- especially at full-price. It's bad enough putting a healthy snake thru shipping, but sending one back & forth, & one that needs care? Anyway it's "on" the seller, & financially-speaking, & you're probably better off with the decision you've made to return her, since you never know how expensive OR how successful treatment will be. Sorry this didn't work out better, but don't beat yourself up- it's not your fault. When a seller fails to disclose issues or pretends they didn't see them, it would make my suspicious mind wonder if they tried to treat & failed- & already knew that it's either going to require expensive care or is resistant to treatment.
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    Re: New BEL with pink blotches

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    Hi all,

    Sad update today (no, snake isn't dead). Unfortunately I didn't anticipate this snake being a charity case-- I purchased her for $450 (a "fair" deal for a yearling BEL, imo) from a small MorphMarket seller who had a handful of good reviews. When I unpacked her I was surprised to find her in the shape that she was. I was willing to deal with mites and overall rough edges but after seeing how she looks today, I agree that she had earned a vet visit. I approached the seller about covering the cost of the visit. I even offered to take her on as a risk all my own if they would give me a PARTIAL refund up front. They would not budge and insisted that I ship her back to them (at their expense). I think this is a fair and legitimate response by the seller (they did include a health/mite guarantee in the ad), although I don't love the idea of shipping a snake in less than perfect shape (and so soon after being shipped to me...) At least she does not seem to be in any immediate peril. I made the seller promise to take her to the vet...

    I really don't feel great about it. I would have loved to care for her and nurse her back to 100%, but not for $450 that could have gone towards a healthy snake. At the very least, she was eating for the seller. She has not eaten yet for me (though I was not concerned about it) and while I am 90% certain that her problems were mostly superficial and treatable, I didn't want to be in a spot months from now with a dead/dying snake and out half a grand+.

    So yeah. I am shipping her back tomorrow. I'm sorry that it went this way, guys. I know I didn't do right by her.
    How did you purchase her? PayPal, Venmo, etc? I would file a claim through them and try to get your money back. Along with a lengthy review about your experience on morphmarket


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