Monday, August 4, 2008

Should I Get A Python As A Pet ?

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Usually people keep dogs, cats, birds, fish, tortoise, mice, lizards...etc. I have a friend who has a pet monkey. I know its illegal but he said his uncle "caught" it for him from Sarawak and can "kau tim" the authorities.

I decided to rare a Python. I think its legal. :)

You can buy some unusual pets in Pets Wonderland in Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur. I've seen snakes, spiders, geckos, scorpions, chipmunks and ferrets on sale as well.

At a run down pet shop at Brickfields Kuala Lumpur, I've seen a baby python on sale at RM600, A Black Widow Spider on sale at RM200 and a Monitor Lizard (Biawak) for RM150.

The baby Python was about 2 feet long and has the diameter as thick as a florescent tube. The shopkeeper said I could have it for RM500 nett.

However, the shopkeeper told me that the Python has to be fed a white mice, once every week. :( And more mice, as it gets bigger.

I asked him, what if the Python grows up eventually and has a bigger appetite, and then, decides to eat me instead ?

The shopkeeper replied, "that one, no problem, when it become a little big from cook and eat the snake If you not want to eat the snake..then you can bring back here...I can help you eat it." (He was giggling when he said this)

He wants me to eat my pet after keeping it for a year or alternatively let him eat my pet.

What do you think guys ? Should I get a Python ?

Do you know anyone who has an unusual pet ?

Read a related article about Sarawakian "towkays" are keeping endangered animals as pets.

Please post your comments.


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