Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Future...

So I was having a conversation with my new friend Jesse, and he asked me straight out what I thought about the future of Ball Pythons.

And as someone who has seen the rise and fall of the Boa market (and other markets) due to legislation, I want to discuss it with you all.

I think that Ball Pythons are still a safe bet. They are great pets, small enough to not be intimidating to most people, docile, and easy to take care of. They don't require that much space, and they are just pretty to look at. People tend to like them, even those that are new to the world of reptiles.

While all of this is true, it is still a good idea to be wary of new laws and propositions that are going to affect the ability of the public to own reptiles, as this will affect you and I drastically.

But again, Ball Pythons are safe for now. I don't see them as being the "bad boy" of the reptile world, considering they are one of the three go to pets for most new people that own exotics.

What are the three go to reptilian pets in terms of ease and care?

Corn Snakes, Leopard Geckos, and Ball Pythons.

You can add Bearded Dragons, Pacman Frogs and Red Eared Sliders to the list as well. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but those are the most common pet reptiles I see around.

But I digress...

Ball Pythons are a great pet, and I really do see the market for the animals continuing on the basis of combinations and new traits that keep happening to pop up. There are plenty of new things to create and combine, and I like to think that there will not be an end in the foreseeable future.

I do see that this year has been a slower year than most, as many people are still struggling to maintain in the current economy. But I also see it slowly but surely increasing, and that is a good sign.

What do you all think?

We can all see that the basic co-dom market is dropping, as to be expected, but as are recessives.

Do you think it will even out? Do you think things will keep dropping? What are the things to keep looking towards?

These are all things to think about, to share, to converse about. It's an interesting topic for sure, and I think it will be a great thing to get a better idea of what the general community thinks.

Share your thoughts, if you can. I'd love to hear them!

Have a great day, my friends.

1 comment:

rex said...

As long as there are new morphs coming out, I think that bps are here to stay. Prices are going down because of the economy. People are not spending much on high end snakes for now. When the economy bounces back, the prices will stabilize. There is still a demand, but for now, people are holding on to their money.