buying herps by mail

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buying herps by mail

Post by BAGEAR » Thu, 18 Feb 1999 04:00:00



I'm located in the Kansas City area and I'm looking to buy a male veiled cham.
However, the Kansas City area isn't well endowed with reptile knowledge or
availability.  Believe me, I've been to every pet store in the area.  If any
veiled chams were to be found they looked as if they were in poor health and
were over priced for the condition they were in.  I've seen a lot of
individuals selling herps by mail on the internet and was concerned on whether
this was a good idea or not.  I'm concerned for both the chams welfare and the
deal taking place.  I'd like to hear any stories that people have had with mail
ordering their herps....good or bad and get any suggested names of good herp
"mail" dealersl.  Thanks
 
 
 

buying herps by mail

Post by Grant M. Ashmor » Thu, 18 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>I'm located in the Kansas City area and I'm looking to buy a male veiled
cham.
>However, the Kansas City area isn't well endowed with reptile knowledge or
>availability.

Check out the upcoming Midwest Reptile Expo coming to K.C.  Information can
be found at: www.angelfire.com/mo/serpentman/Events.html  I recommend this
over buying through the mail.

Grant

 
 
 

buying herps by mail

Post by JMARe » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00


  Hey I ship out animals quite a bit and I also have veilds.  The safest way is
to buy COD then you dont have to pay till the animals arrive.  Let me know if
you want some veilds

Thank you

 
 
 

buying herps by mail

Post by Harford Reptile Breeding Cente » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'm located in the Kansas City area and I'm looking to buy a male veiled cham.
> I've seen a lot of
> individuals selling herps by mail on the internet and was concerned on whether
> this was a good idea or not.  I'm concerned for both the chams welfare and the
> deal taking place.  

We don't work with chameleons, but send out about 1,000 leopard geckos
every year by mail order.  We have never had problems with the
shipments, and the animals have arrived alive and healthy.  Before
you order, be sure you ask questions, and feel comfortable with the deal
.. and the dealer.

                                *****

Al & Billie Zulich                  Harford Reptile Breeding Center
                                    P.O. Box 914, Bel Air, MD 21014
Visit our Web Site at               (410) 838-1578 (Phone/fax)

 
 
 

buying herps by mail

Post by Kenny u » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Besides  finding a reputable dealer, the most important thing to
consider when ordering herps by mail is the weather. If you are ordering
in the middle of a blizzard or in the middle of a heat wave, don't be
too surprised at what arrives at your door. Let your common sense be
your best guide, not the urgings of some salesman.

Kenny Utz                                                   Educate and
inform. If you can't offer information, offer encouragement. And if all
else fails.......have some fun. Reptiles......it is who we are.                                                                            

 
 
 

buying herps by mail

Post by Chandlr » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00


I, too, was wary of buying herps through the mail, but I eventually purchased a
pair of royal pythons (from Don Hamper, in Ohio) and was very pleased with the
way things went.  I also know several other people who've purchased herps
long-distance, and unless they've been shipped through the Atlanta airport,
they've had no problem.  And when you think about it, how do the pet stores get
their herps?  They have 'em shipped in.

Quote:

>I'm located in the Kansas City area and I'm looking to buy a male veiled
>cham.
>However, the Kansas City area isn't well endowed with reptile knowledge or
>availability.  Believe me, I've been to every pet store in the area.  If any
>veiled chams were to be found they looked as if they were in poor health and
>were over priced for the condition they were in.  I've seen a lot of
>individuals selling herps by mail on the internet and was concerned on
>whether
>this was a good idea or not.  I'm concerned for both the chams welfare and
>the
>deal taking place.  I'd like to hear any stories that people have had with
>mail
>ordering their herps....good or bad and get any suggested names of good herp
>"mail" dealersl.  Thanks

Wayne A. Chandler
1.0 Elaphe guttata (Sydney)
1.1 Python regius  (Melbourne, Adelaide)
0.0.1 Eublepharis maculiaris
1.0 Felis domesticus (Edward)
1.1 Homo sapiens juvenalis
0.1 conjunx mirabile
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