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Postby Piggy » Sat May 19, 2007 12:19 pm

I'm about to pay $250 canadian for a 1 year old, properly cared for (that I know of) Irian Jaya and its 4x2 enclosure and some hides. To me this seems like a great deal, but I'm curious if others would disagree having more experience. Is there any reason for me to be suspicious?
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Postby Shellyjean » Sat May 19, 2007 12:27 pm

Sounds like a good deal to me. Have you seen the bluey in person? If you're unsure of it's health, you could post pics and the very knowledgeable people (not me, lol) on here would be glad to have a look at it. It may be a good idea if you're new to blueys.

I am new to blueys and bought 2 adults w/setups, but was able to purchase them from forum members so wasn't worried about their health.
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Postby Zach » Sat May 19, 2007 1:12 pm

If the animal is well-taken care of, and the tank is included, I'd say it's a good deal.

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Postby Omega » Sat May 19, 2007 1:38 pm

depending on the tank, thats a very good deal.
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Postby Zach » Sat May 19, 2007 7:18 pm

Omega wrote:depending on the tank, thats a very good deal.



Yeah, if it was a garbage tank and a wild caught Irian Jaya, I'd say that it isn't a good deal.

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Postby Omega » Sat May 19, 2007 8:21 pm

Zach wrote:
Omega wrote:depending on the tank, thats a very good deal.



Yeah, if it was a garbage tank and a wild caught Irian Jaya, I'd say that it isn't a good deal.


exactly.
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Postby Piggy » Sun May 20, 2007 10:41 am

I contacted the pet store it was bought from, and they told me all their skinks are captive bred. The enclosure is rather garbage like, but I am charged only $30, so it's fine. I have not seen it in person, but I have some pictures, and actually there's something on him that looks a little odd (mites, burns, but probably nothing) I will post a picture of it later on.
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Postby Omega » Sun May 20, 2007 10:48 am

don't settle if they are charging 250.... things that look odd aren't good.
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Postby Piggy » Sun May 20, 2007 11:47 am

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f196/ ... WX8POB.jpg
Here's the little guy. I'm already set on getting him, I doubt I'll back out now. However, would anyone help me identify what that little bit of miscolouration on his left side it (on the third ring). Now I'm just being cautious, but I think if it were mites, it wouldn't be such a little spot. So I think it's eather a burn or just a differing pattern.
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Postby Piggy » Sun May 20, 2007 12:01 pm

Meh, can't see it too well in that one. Here's a zoom in.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f196/ ... ry49QF.jpg
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Postby Shellyjean » Sun May 20, 2007 12:17 pm

He's pretty!

I'm definitely no expert, but it could just be an area that didn't shed properly. I don't think it looks like mites.
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Postby DeadEye » Sun May 20, 2007 7:48 pm

Mate id grab it asap thats a bargain anywere as long as the skink isn,t crusty & sick. Well a viv here fully fitted is around 400 $ australian
thats brand new .
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Postby Piggy » Sun May 20, 2007 8:58 pm

Yep, I'll be picking him up soon. This is just some last minute double checking to be certain. Anyways, I thaught it was nothing.
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Postby Shellyjean » Sun May 20, 2007 9:15 pm

:ohyes: Post pics when you get him!
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Postby Omega » Sun May 20, 2007 10:57 pm

Shellyjean wrote::ohyes: Post pics when you get him!


and on a daily basis there after!
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Postby deftones2015 » Sun May 20, 2007 11:13 pm

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Postby Blotch » Mon May 21, 2007 12:49 am

If there's nothing standing in your way (which it seems there isn't) I'd say you'd be a tool not to get it!!!

As it has been said - looks like shed that hasn't come off. He/She looks in great condition, Nice patterns, how long snout to end of tail or snout to vent?

At a guess, he/she would be around $400 here in Aus. Seeing as Centralians fetch that price I'd figure the same for an IJ based on rarity.

However, blotchies and easterns go for $40 - $70 - not sure about northerns, anyone know the cost of northerns here in VIC???
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Postby Piggy » Mon May 21, 2007 12:52 pm

Don't worry, I will flood you with pics. :P

He's around 20" full. I'll measure the exact length when I get him.

$40?? I would think they're just trying to get rid of them if they're that cheap! Probably wild?

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