Erm.. its cool if I keep 60 snakes in your house, right?

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  1. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Ok GNG need some input,


    Any tips for convincing a landlord with a no pets policy to let me keep 60 snakes in the apartment?


    This is real, and I actually need help, funny sounding as it may be.


    if you were the landlord, what would it take to convince you?

    I need to make an offer that she can't turn down.. :supergrin:


    More detail,
    I have a large collection of snakes (around 60) currently, I have been able to keep them at home until now. I live in a apartment at school (right off campus), and can drive home 35mins to take care of the snakes once a week(little brother at home helps out during the week). My mother and brother will be moving down to maryland in the next year, and listing the house in the next 2 months. The snakes cant be there for the showing for obvious reasons.


    I need somewhere to keep them...


    I'm attempting to get "the in" with a professor who is on some sort of campus animal board overseeing all the labs. my far-fetched idea is to see if I can rent space somewhere on campus, an empty lab maybe, to house the snakes for the next 5 semesters of school. very doubtful as there have to be some sort of regulations that would violate, or something...and it being a big school they are probably less flexible when it comes to making exceptions.

    I really started getting into this hobby a good 10 years ago, but didn't start investing seriously until about 5 years ago, so selling off the collection is my very last resort. worst part is this year would be the big year where I start to actually make money. Before it was more "oh nice, the babies i produced paid most of the food bill for my pet addiction", and then i'd go and invest an another high end animal setting me back further. Now i'm ready to start producing those higher end animals, making a substantial profit.


    There is a chance I can find another hobbyist who might want to take my collection until i graduate, use them as breeders and would get to keep half the offspring in return. However, i'd be loosing out on half the potential money from each years breeding. If I do it right, the offspring would pay for my tuition..so id very much prefer to retain them under my own care.


    I'm thinking of taking along some photos, just to show how neat and clean an operation this is. I keep them in rack systems, so it isn't a mad jungle of messy tanks and cages all over the place.

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    I think I could cram them all in a room, if I had a 20' x 8' of space for the racks. Ive even thought about trying to find a family with a spare bedroom that wanted some extra cash, and would rent it out to me just for the snakes...


    Any crazy ideas or suggestions?
     
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    A controlled storage unit?
     

  3. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    I'm thinkin' you're screwed. Sorry. No way a no-pets landlord would go for it, at any rate. Good luck with the other angles, though. If anyone can help you, it'd be other snake fans on campus and a knowledge of the local area.
     
  4. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Yeah... pretty much screwed:whistling:

    there any GTers living in western pa that need some critter company?:supergrin:
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    I say you have a snowballs chance in hell. Most people that don't like pets hate snakes. But goodluck anyway.
     
  6. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I have kinda wondered about that..but I worry about security, and i've heard they are expensive?

    Id need a constant 65-70degree room and lots of electric..
     
  7. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    :thumbsup: its the truth!

    thanks ill need it!
     
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    Wow...speechless.

    Good luck.
     
  9. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    say,wwayyyy off topic...but i might have to PM you about a rescent fascination/hobby of mine, and your screen name...
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    :rofl:
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Sure go right ahead.
     
  12. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    When you said 60 snakes I pictured apartment with slithery critter all about. Some apartments will allow a pet up to 15 pounds. Square the pet issue away by showing the pictures you showed us. You're pretty squared away.
     
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    My apartment complex didn't consider pets in aquariums as "pets" when implementing their no-pets policy... Only critters like cats and dogs, ya know the kind that ran around and had the possibility of ruining carpets.... As long as you're keeping them in a way they can't escape... you MIGHT be able to talk your land lord into it.

    If I were in the area, I'd be happy to help, but sadly I'm not. Good luck.
     
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    Id ask them and tell them youd be willing to pay extra per month for letting you have them. Im thinking there pet policy is cats and dogs more. Id try talking to them and seeing. My landlord company hand a no dogs policys and of 60 tenants i was the only one with a dog and her was is a GSD and she didnt care and like him. So it never hurts to ask.
     
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    no offense meant to you,

    but those setups dont look like they are optimum for reptiles ,

    dont they need exact humidity, heat, uv spectrum lighting, along with hides, rocks, and crawling area,

    and for your question, ask if they allow reptiles in cages,

    most have 0 issue with this, they only dont want dogs and or cats ..
     
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    ya man double checking those pictures , tupperware is not the correct way to store animals like that, that is bordering on animal cruelty .. that system is how i store ammo and reloading components, not reptiles or snakes
     
  17. geofri

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    None taken, on the contrary, husbandry methods are optimized to maximize health and breeding output.
    welcome to the commercial side of reptile husbandry:thumbsup:

    If it eats well, breeds well, and acts well, all necessities are met
     
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    oh. ok.
     
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    that tactic would certainly be worth trying! I didn't even think of it:embarassed:
     
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    Those look like VERY nice breeding racks. You obviously know what you're doing and have put a lot of time/effort/money into your system. Good luck in your search, wish I was closer and could help out!