22, and just the number. When you start talking species/subspecies I’ve noticed people tend to glaze over.
That makes sense, but I’d say have 15 corn snakes is totally different than having 15 pythons you know?
I would say the typical type of person that reacts like this doesn’t know the difference between the two animals you just mentioned, or very minimal awareness. They’re just reacting to the number and not really thinking it through IMO.
So do you breed/sell or are they all just pets?
I wont get in to how many we have but our situations a little different since we do educational programs and are a rescue facility…
I’m a breeder (three sales babies, though breeding is off entirely this year because I’m gonna be moving when eggs would be cookin), but I know a lot of ‘pet only’ people have my number or more.
How many snakes do you guys have? Just curious what puts you on the “wow” factor…is it the number, the species, the size or a combo of these?
The number alone, there’s rarely other details when it comes up and I get this reaction. I’m at the 20-25 range, number varying a little depending on sale babies.
alltailnolegs said: On a scale of 1 to Wow how crazy are you considered when non snake people hear these numbers in real life, because I was looked at like I was a complete hoarder the other day…
I’ve hit the ‘Wow’ threshold before, although that’s usually in response to total number of snakes which… I think is still below average for most hobbyists?
Yeaaaah. My number feels pretty lowish-average. I’ve given up on trying to explain that they’re really low maintenance, it seems to make the situation worse.
And then a meetup group friend asked if I ever forgot about any of them. Uh, no!?