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    I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    Ok so my mouse breeding didn't go so well as most of my mice were too old it seems... I still have my breeder male Pro But I doubt I will be able to resist feeding him off next feeding day ( his pee smells SO bad...) So I was thinking about switching to ASFs But I don't know too much about them. I have been researching for a few days now and think that I might as well try my luck. I just have a few questions.

    1) Do they smell as bad as mice?
    2) Do they grow as big as your average rat? If not are they bigger than a mouse?
    3) Are they friendlier than rats and or mice?
    4) How expensive is the usual trio iof ASFs?
    5) do you think it will be hard to switch my ball pythons over to ASfs? ( I know my big boy Kyros won't have a problem but I'm a little worried about my little girl Calypso.)
    6) Who wants to sell me some?????

    I want to know if there is anything that is different about raising ASF's as opposed to fancy mice. Thanks sooooooo much!
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    Re: I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    This should answer most of your questions:
    http://www.ball-pythons.net/forums/s...ad.php?t=70828

    1) No
    2) A little bigger than a jumbo mouse
    3) No
    4) About $15 for a trio these days
    5) No
    6) It would help to know where you live - illegal to own in CA, and cost prohibitive to ship.

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    Re: I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    1) Do they smell as bad as mice? NO!
    2) Do they grow as big as your average rat? If not are they bigger than a mouse? Full grown x breeder is 160 grams... still smaller then a medium rat.3) Are they friendlier than rats and or mice? NO! Once breeding they are devil dogs.4) How expensive is the usual trio iof ASFs? Varies by area, My current price is $4 per rat.5) do you think it will be hard to switch my ball pythons over to ASfs? ( I know my big boy Kyros won't have a problem but I'm a little worried about my little girl Calypso.) NO! a normal rat breeder will have no problem with ASF's... they also 99 times out of 100 won't have any trouble going back to normal rats when needed
    6) Who wants to sell me some????? Were are you located. Sure someone here will hook you up with a PM!

    I want to know if there is anything that is different about raising ASF's as opposed to fancy mice. Thanks sooooooo much! Read the caresheet we wrote in this forum. there are some key differences, especially with breeding.

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    Re: I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    1) Do they smell as bad as mice?
    I only clean their tub every 2 to 3 weeks and even than there is hardly any smell
    2) Do they grow as big as your average rat? If not are they bigger than a mouse?
    They are bigger than mice, smaller than rats, an adult ASF is the ideal size for an adult BP
    3) Are they friendlier than rats and or mice?
    No, most are not the friendly type, and you need to watch your fingers, mine how pretty mellow and let me touch them and the babies but I am still very cautious when doing so, more so than with mice and rats.
    4) How expensive is the usual trio iof ASFs?
    No idea, I got mine for free and I have gave some trios for free to people before too (a way to help my fellow herpers)
    5) do you think it will be hard to switch my ball pythons over to ASfs?
    Should not be hard at all.

    Here are some info http://www.ball-pythons.net/forums/s...ad.php?t=70828

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    Re: I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    LOL!!! that 3 person simultanious answer (all the same exact answers by the way) was not rehearsed!!!

    LMAO! look at the times on the posts, they were all within the same minute or so!
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    Re: I'm sick of mice, Bring on the ASF's!

    Quote Originally Posted by mcavana View Post
    LOL!!! that 3 person simultanious answer (all the same exact answers by the way) was not rehearsed!!!

    LMAO! look at the times on the posts, they were all within the same minute or so!
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