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Q: easiest snake to breed
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i really want to start breeding snakes, i want to know from you guys what type of snake is the easiest to breed, and sell.

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Member Comment 3/21/2012 12:26:50 PM


Well what is your fav. snake to work with? That should be your answer. But the main thing you should keep in mind is, more times then not getting the animals to breed is the easy part. You should ask yourself what am I going to do with all the babies? Do you have room and the time to care for 20 or more little babies until I sell them?  

Member Comment 3/21/2012 1:02:08 PM

The easies snakes to breed are the HARDEST snakes to sell because the market is so populated. Don't worry about what is easiest, just pick your species and work on them! And you aren't going to make a profit on them so I would recommend picking a species you really love! :)
Accepted Answer 3/21/2012 1:11:24 PM


I agree with what has already been said, while for me the easiest to breed has been corns, the market is very flooded so the babies aren't worth very much, I'm set up to handle hundreds of babies, though I don't want to come close to that right now with corns.  Normal corn snakes with no good hets are hard to give away sometimes so that's why I would not encourage you to breed them unless you are prepared for all the responsibility and enjoy working with that species to begin with.

Right now I see you have King Snakes, if that's a species you like working with and are prepared for all that comes with breeding then you might want to breed them, they aren't hard to breed, but unless you have some wild looking ones, they don't sell for very much.

I see you also have a crestie, while it's not a snake they are the easiest herp I've ever bred and I think most will agree that's probably one of the easiest, if not the easiest herp to breed.  They also only have 2 eggs every 25-30 days, so you could always try breeding a pair for one year and see what you think of it.  But like I said, really look into all that goes into breeding and make sure you are prepared.  I've had reptiles since I was a little kid, but I didn't start breeding until this year, always wanted to, but I was not ready before now.

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