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    ATB or ETB

    Hi! Im trying to start a breeding business and I was wondering which snake would be better to breed? I have insufficient funds for ETB's but I could get a loan from a friend OR I could breed ATB's but the only problem is if I bred ATB's than I wouldnt be able to raise enough funds for the ETB's Im planning on buying later. Im leaning towards ATB's cause I hear there easier to take care of but they're alot less profitable. Is that true? Which one would be better if I was trying to make a little bit of money?

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    I'd say ETBs for the reasons that you mentioned. ATBs seem to be pretty cheap and might be more difficult to sell off. I think most people that get get into tree snakes usually look at ETBs or GTPs. Right now I have a GTP, but I'd love to get an emmie in the future.

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    Thanks for the reply so quick thats what I was think but cant they be harder to take care than ATB's and get bigger too?

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    Yep, and yep. Do you have any experience with either one?

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    I have 2 years worth for ATB's but my buddy owns an ETB and i've babysitted it before>

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    Quote Originally Posted by Viper210
    I have 2 years worth for ATB's but my buddy owns an ETB and i've babysitted it before>
    So which one do you like better? That would be the determining factor for me...

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    I don't want to come off as a jack butt, but if you don't have the money to buy ETB then you should't be breeding either. You have to be ready to feed and house all of the babies when they are born. Unless you have a self supported rat and mouse colony or frozen feeders and lots of extra free space and time, then I would hold off on breeding a bit.

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    Re: ATB or ETB

    What you should get is what you are interested in. Have the setup right and be prepared for costs, food, heating expense, un-expected possible vet bills... additional house and a repeat of the mentioned costs if you breed them.



    I have to agree with the last post, if you don't have the money, then wait till you do. You will be in a much better position to deal with the husbandary requirements and enjoy it more!

    At the hobbiest level, don't expect to make a profit, but do expect to enjoy it!
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    Re: ATB or ETB

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik
    At the hobbiest level, don't expect to make a profit, but do expect to enjoy it!
    Ya, that too. I find that being prepared will save you the hastle in the end. If you have the money ready for the adults, make sure you have caging ready for the babies and food ready
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