T's in Colorado

OctoPhid

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Does anybody know of any good pet stores in Colorado that routinely sell T's? I'm not talking about the huge chain stores, just a little reptile store of some sort. Any help is much appreciated.
 

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Does anybody know of any good pet stores in Colorado that routinely sell T's? I'm not talking about the huge chain stores, just a little reptile store of some sort. Any help is much appreciated.
I stick to a few of the well known breeders (Kelly Swift, Ken the Bug Guy, Jamie, etc.) or trustworthy people here on AB.

Not sure if I have heard anyone recently mention smaller stores in CO.
 

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I stick to a few of the well known breeders (Kelly Swift, Ken the Bug Guy, Jamie, etc.) or trustworthy people here on AB.

Not sure if I have heard anyone recently mention smaller stores in CO.
I just HATE paying for the shipping, I'd much rather just pick up the few slings or juvies I want and then go home, rather then spending almost the same amount on shipping.
 

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I just HATE paying for the shipping, I'd much rather just pick up the few slings or juvies I want and then go home, rather then spending almost the same amount on shipping.
Hopefully some members from CO or the surrounding areas will be able to chip in.

In regards to the cost of shipping, that is one of the reasons why a lot of people will make a wish list and order a bunch of them at once. It makes the cost of the shipping more worth while.
 

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I don't know if any reptile stores out there, being from Pennsylvania, but repticon will be in Denver in October. Just do a google search for Colorado reptile shows and there's probably more to be found. (I just did repticon because that's the "big one") shows are awesome and I gonto every one I can (even though I'm not allowed to get anything! :rage: Because my girlfriend has an irrational fear that they'll get out and infest the apartment building and we'll break our lease and get evicted!!!) but anyway, yeah, shows offer great quality and quantity and even if gas/admission equal the cost of shipping it's a lot more fun than typing your credit card number on a computer.
 

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I don't know if any reptile stores out there, being from Pennsylvania, but repticon will be in Denver in October. Just do a google search for Colorado reptile shows and there's probably more to be found. (I just did repticon because that's the "big one") shows are awesome and I gonto every one I can (even though I'm not allowed to get anything! :rage: Because my girlfriend has an irrational fear that they'll get out and infest the apartment building and we'll break our lease and get evicted!!!) but anyway, yeah, shows offer great quality and quantity and even if gas/admission equal the cost of shipping it's a lot more fun than typing your credit card number on a computer.
I was actually already planning on that, but thanks for your help! I'm a rather impatient person and I'd rather not wait that long.
 

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I was actually already planning on that, but thanks for your help! I'm a rather impatient person and I'd rather not wait that long.
Scales and Tails.In Lakewood.Mainly a reptile shop,but super great people.And really good T folks work there.
Now,they are more pricey than online,but awesome selection (some from local Colorado breeders).
 

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I just HATE paying for the shipping, I'd much rather just pick up the few slings or juvies I want and then go home, rather then spending almost the same amount on shipping.
Shipping is alright as long as your buying a few sp. if it's just 1-2 then it's a bummer, but sometimes that's just the way of things, I don't mind sometimes, especially when you want that something extra special and the breeder has very few left. Hope you find what your really looking for, good luck!
 

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I don't know if any reptile stores out there, being from Pennsylvania, but repticon will be in Denver in October. Just do a google search for Colorado reptile shows and there's probably more to be found. (I just did repticon because that's the "big one") shows are awesome and I gonto every one I can (even though I'm not allowed to get anything! :rage: Because my girlfriend has an irrational fear that they'll get out and infest the apartment building and we'll break our lease and get evicted!!!) but anyway, yeah, shows offer great quality and quantity and even if gas/admission equal the cost of shipping it's a lot more fun than typing your credit card number on a computer.
Agree 100% the thrill of the shows are well worth the drive and admission, even if your not buying..lol, it must be frustrating not to be allowed to buy any more, or is your GF right, how many T's do you own?
 

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Ya,your GBB gets out,finds that handsome Orb Weaver,and its run for the hills!!!!:rofl:
 

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Sorry,after I posted I saw you were in Yuma.So that's a real drive,getting to Denver.
Scales and Tails have a great selection.Depending on your experience level,right
now they have H.mac slings(from local breeder),P.irminia slings,several Pokies.
Along with the more sane stuff.But,might be worth the worth the drive.
 

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a little reptile store of some sort.
I always tell people the #1 rule of t buying is to buy them from an arachnid dealer or specialist.....there are hundreds of them. In general, reptile stores are poor places to buy, as they tend to carry mostly WC (not all obviously, but most), they tend to keep them poorly and offer terrible advice on ts and their prices are generally pretty out of hand.. Why shop for ts at a place that specializes in something else that's unrelated? Its like shopping for blenders at the Ford dealership.
I just HATE paying for the shipping
But prices online are sooooo much cheaper than pet stores that even with shipping charges of $40, you are often still paying less....But you can also be smart and order during good shipping times and opt for 2 day shipping...now you are getting the same ts much much cheaper than a pet store.

Not only that, but its also very limiting to wait to buy what a store gets in...online you can pretty much get any species you want without much limitation.

Embrace shipping, its not something to be concerned about in any way.

But,its always nice to see the animal your paying for up front.
I get this if you are buying a puppy...but a t is a t, even one poorly kept will eventually, with proper care, look just like every other healthy specimen. I never will understand needing to see a specific t before buying it unless you are sexing the animal.
 

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Op.If you get to Denver,go take a look.Open 7 days a week..
Ive been there,bought from there,and talked with the owner many times.
No harm in going to look,and see for yourself.
 

OctoPhid

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I'm really only looking to buy two or three arboreal species, won't that be much more expensive if bought online?
 

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You asked about Colo stores.i gave my response.You will be cheaper going on line dealers.Especially if your wanting several.
 

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I'm really only looking to buy two or three arboreal species, won't that be much more expensive if bought online?
Not if you are smart about when and where you buy from.

Example, a P. cam sling might sell for 39-49.99 at a store like that...online it might cost $8, with $15 shipping its significantly less than the one at the store, and that's just buying one at a time online.
 

OctoPhid

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Not if you are smart about when and where you buy from.

Example, a P. cam sling might sell for 39-49.99 at a store like that...online it might cost $8, with $15 shipping its significantly less than the one at the store, and that's just buying one at a time online.
Now that would be great if I could get shipping for $15, but sadly, every seller I have found with the species I am wanting have prices ranging from $30-45 just for 2 day shipping.
 

Timc

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Agree 100% the thrill of the shows are well worth the drive and admission, even if your not buying..lol, it must be frustrating not to be allowed to buy any more, or is your GF right, how many T's do you own?
Only 10. Only a measly little 10 spiders. And I'm missing some great ones like B. Hamorii, C. versicolor, A. geniculata, come on man, I've got like nothing over here!
 
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