I have a lot to think about, and I'm sure you do too.
This stuff is not for the weak of heart, and not for those who don't care enough about the animals.
But when it comes to making decisions that affect your collection, your successes, your future in Ball Pythons and maybe even your life, you need to stand firm and establish what you REALLY want to do.
And stick with it.
Waffling is for politicians.
Giving up is not the best option, and neither is giving in.
How is this relevant?
Well, in my case, there are several plans that I have had since the beginning of my collections that I intend to complete and fulfill.
Now the question isn't if I'm going to do it or not. I am for sure going to do it, but the real issue is... HOW?
With only so many breeder animals and so many opportunities to pair so and so with another animal, there are different ways to approach breeding.
You can put a Pastel to a Spider to make Bumblebees... or have a Bumblebee male to a Normal and do the same.
Which works better for you?
You gotta make that decision and follow thru.
Make it happen.
Am I going to sell this animal to get other animals, or am I just going to sell this other animal and reduce my project group?
What works best?
For me, that is the hardest part..
But making a decision and feeling confident in it is important.
Go thru all the What-Ifs and stand tall in your choices.
Because it changes things, it makes the collection different, and it can make or break projects.
And we all have our limits... Once you reach them, how do you get to your goals without overreaching and compromising the things you've achieved?
Say you consider selling your Pastel breeder female...
What will happen if your replacement doesn't breed for you this next year? Or the year after that? Or she passes away? Will you be able to make your goal snake of Bumblebees without her?
All of these things are important to consider if you are looking to move towards a specific goal.
So what am I really saying?
Eyes on the prize.
You know what you came to do.
Make it happen.
Have a great day, my friends.