pet reptiles

People are buying and keeping pet reptiles at a higher rate than ever before and as you begin the process of selecting and obtaining your new reptile pet it is important to remember that right now is the best time of the year if you are in the market for reptiles for sale. This is due to a number of reasons and we are going to look at those reasons in this brief report.

When is the best time of the year for shipping pet reptiles?

August of 2016 was noted as the hottest month on record since they started keeping records in the eighteen hundreds. This would have been a problem across many different fields and specifically the shipment of live animals across the country. Fortunately we have no problems even with two hurricanes and major flooding in certain parts of the US. As the temperatures are beginning to cool down and before they get too cold with the onset of winter, the next sixty to ninety days will be the optimal time for shipping reptiles to their new homes.

When are baby reptiles born?

Most baby reptiles are seasonal and are available during a specific time of the year. The pet repitles that originate in Africa such as ball pythons and savannah monitors are available in the spring and early summer. Boa constrictors and most colubrids are available as babies in mid to late summer. Baby turtles and tortoises as well as a handful of hard to find pet reptiles that can only be seen as captive bred specimens in a small number of collections have all hatched out by the late summer and early fall months. These facts make this time of year the best time for finding the baby pet reptiles that you have been looking for all year long.

When are the best prices on reptiles for sale?

Another good reason to buy reptiles right now is due to the abundance of captive babies in breeding facilities. As most reptile species tend to have a distinct breeding and hatching season, there are certain times of the year when everything seems to be hatching at the same time. There is no doubt that the market demand for reptiles for sale is higher than the captive production of said reptiles, especially when you take into account the fact that most captive born pet reptiles originate in the US but end up being shipped all over the world. This would normally lead to prices going up but since most breeders are hatching babies daily, this is the best time of the year to get great deals on pet reptiles. At xyzReptiles we strive to have great service, selection and prices all year long but we too tend to have more items on sale right now than we do any other time of the year.

 

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