Haggling over price just isn't something we do!

We do not negotiate or discount our prices on animals.

Although the price is set, if you'll give me your name, email address, phone number and you include the price that you are willing to pay, should I find myself looking for a buyer in a few weeks we will contact you to let you know that we have adjusted our prices and posted the price on our website.

  • If you cannot afford to purchase a pet right now perhaps it is better to wait until you are in a better financial position to do so. ‘Remember, there are additional costs of owning a pet after you make the initial purchase’
  • If you do not feel that any animal is worth the value of what we are asking for it; then we don’t want you to buy it.
  • If you do not want to pay the price for the animal from us, look around and find something you are willing to pay for.

Our prices are fair!

Before we price our animals, we put a lot of thought into…

  • What it costs for supplies and considering the amount of time it takes to care for our animals. – If a person is committed to raising animals properly and ethically by never cutting corners then it is not a cheap hobby. There will always be someone selling things, who is looking for a quick sale. If you want to find something within your budget, you’ll need to shop around a bit.

  • Availability – Some species are seasonal breeders and therefore there are more babies available at certain times of the year. Late fall through early spring, the time when many people stick closer to home and want to add a bit of sunshine to their lives by bringing a new pet home. For us, this is the time of year when the demand is highest and the availability is lowest. Prices are affected by the lack of availability. 

  • Gender – Quite often the males of certain species may be offered for sale at slightly lower prices than that of a female of the same species. Many species are not monogamous and one male will mate with several females and he can sire a litter numerous times throughout the year. A female on the other hand, can only reproduce a set number of times each year. Therefore, when they are housed in captivity a breeder may not keep as many males as they would females.

This is ideal for people looking for a pet. Males of some species form better bonds with their caregivers. They are not as nest protective and their personality is more constant than females that experience hormonal changes when she is nesting.

  • Colour Variety- A lot of breeders specialize in raising rare and unusual colour morphs. If they are rare that means that there are not as many available. Colour morphs are a result of genetic inheritance and while there certainly can be some degree of predictability there is not always a guarantee that colour will happen regularly. Often a single gene may be dominant and override the other gene so these colours can be more challenging to reproduce. If you want to save a bit, why not consider a more common colour. It could save you a bit of money and you will still have a pet that you will enjoy.

  • Age- When selecting a new pet a lot of people believe that younger animals make better pets even though that is not always the case. The longer the baby stays with its mother the more opportunity he or she will have to learn from her. Of course, all babies must leave the nest eventually but never buy a pet that has been weaned too early.

It is only a part of human nature that when we are looking for a new pet we tend to gravitate towards nurturing and watching baby animals mature into an adult. A baby animal is only a baby for a short time. Its’ not developed physically or mentally yet. As it matures it’s looks will change and although we may be able to influence it’s personality we need to consider that personality is also influenced by heredity. When animals age some people that are choosing their pet find them less appealing. Occasionally the breeder who is hoping to make them more appealing as pets may adjust prices on older animals. This is not always the case because as animals mature they start to become more appealing to breeders who are in search of a specific trait and sometimes it just takes longer for these traits to blossom.

We always suggest to breeders that it is often better to purchase an animal that will be included in a breeding program after it has time to mature a bit. You may not always save money and in some cases, it may even cost a little more but you’ll have a better idea of what the animal looks and acts like after it has matured a bit. You’ll be in a better position to decide if it is the right fit for your breeding program.

"Trades may be Considered"

Periodically we get approached by people wondering if we are willing to trade or from people who are hoping to work out some sort of swap.

Sometimes we do consider trades or partial trades but being that we are seldom looking for anything specific, if you are looking to trade, it is up to you to make us an offer. "

Trading or swapping is only a small convenience that we offer hoping to help people get what they want and not loose out wile they are waiting to sell whatever they have for sale, before they can purchase a pet from us.  We are never desperate or in a hurry to sell any of our animals and only trades of equal value and those that are in our best interest will be considered.

When contacting us be sure to include, What you have? What you Want? When you want it? and any other information that will help us decide if this is an option that we would like to pursue.