Where do you work? And what kind of Chameleon you got? Any pics?
i work in a local reptile specialist store. Reptile World LTD in Plymouth.
he's a Yemen's Chameleon and sure here's a few photos from when he was a baby...
this was about 2 weeks ago...
This is such a beautiful creature. I'm totally in love with it. Awesomeness!! I've printed these two
photos and they hang here at work. I work for a fashion label and you know why they breed these
beauties right? I'm totally against it! I will never ever wear their skin as shoes or a bag. The label
also use fur. I hate that with a passion too. Fur is hard to work with so it's decided that this is not
"Adriana's specialty". I just can't do it.....
Under these photos I've a text written:
NO! This is not the new IT-bag. NO! This is not the print for the newest hot shoes! This is a
beautiful creature I love. Keep that in mind!
chezequerz, I enjoy to read about your pets and to watch the photos a lot. Thanks!
hey thanks, i'm certainly very happy to have them.
it's cool that you printed her off i have a small montage of photos of all my animals past and present i'm working to create...problem is i don't think i will ever complete it. Got another 3 snakes coming next season, all designer morphs i'll be breeding. one of them will be bred to Freya here but not until both snakes are at a suitable age. And they are all going to be above 14ft long easily. Females closer to 18 maybe 20+.
I personally am anti fur in most contexts, the python "breeding" facility is typically a front for something worse. Indonesia export hundreds of thousands of snake skins of this species every year, it's often fronted as breeding because that helps considerably with CITES legislation. The amount of effort and money it costs to breed these guys is immense and a skinner would never make a significant profit off of this method.
and i can promise you that none of the snakes like my little female have been made into clothing to my knowledge because she's a morph, there was ONE albino found in the wild and all the subsequent baby albinos can be traced to that individual (this one pretty directly, the father of this snake was from the first albino X het [<<<means recessive in the DNA but not visually present] albino ever created.
so really her grandfather was the first albino. She's a true gem we usually get america's scraps for snakes because they have the best facilities, breeders and a larger quota for importing retics than us so they're more likely to find something unusual and create something with it but my friend James who produced these guys and runs the best facility for these snakes in the country is a good friend of Bob Clark (invented more morphs than anyone else) and this lady's father was a parting gift when he came home from the USA...this was 10 years ago...the next thing likely to appear on the market will be piebald (these colours but on a retic instead of a ball http://www.constrictors.com/images/BallPythons/Pied/Pied31.jpg
Looking forward to next season though, a white phase albino http://media.photobucket.com/image/white%20phase%20albino/jp-reptiles/jp-reptiles2/Afbeelding043.jpg
and a pair of tiger het albino http://www.constrictors.com/images/TigerHetAlbino/TigerHetF2.jpg