Based in Ballarat, Victoria- Australia, Pails for Scales is here to help you with all of your reptile needs. Roy Pails is highly accredited and known as one of the largest breeders of reptiles in Australia. He's even got his own web tv show! People from all around the country come to us to buy and sell reptiles and products.
At Pails for Scales, ordering or buying your reptiles and accessories is easy. We freight animals nation wide. Simply contact us with your needs and we'll do our best to sort it out there and then. We promise to answer every email too! Generally, if the reptile you're after isn't in our current stock range, or is still un-hatched, we'll put you on our 'order waiting list'. Once it's ready, we'll contact you to arrange delivery. We also find it hard to turn down a good deal... so if you're thinking of swapping one for another, let us know and we'll check it out. We can't guarantee we'll say yes... but you never know! On the reptile page, you can view the current stock and price lists which appear on each page. TIP: Each price list is date stamped so you can be sure you're looking at the most recent list. If you're not, hit REFRESH on your browser to active!
Eggs Laid 2010/2011
The year starts again! We probably won't be breeding as much as we have in the past.
2 Clutches of Albino North West Carpet Pythons, 1 Clutch of N.T Blackheaded Pythons, 2 Clutches of Djarra Blackheaded Pythons, 2 Clutches of Georgetown Stimsons, 1 Clutch of W.A. Womas (Sandfire), 1 Clutch of Ulura Womas, 1 Clutch of Black & Gold Jungles Pythons, 1 Clutch of Het Vic X North West Pythons, 1 Clutch of Striped Children's Pythons, 1 Clutch of Spotted Pythons, 1 Clutch od striped Spotted Pythons and 1 Clutch of Central Carpet Pythons.
Eggs to date 05/12/11 - 180
Please choose a category from the menu bar above left and start your search. We're constantly updating and adding to our site, so make sure you check back regularly and TELL YOUR MATES! Visiting the store is a great experience, cage after cage, reptile after reptile.. come and see for yourself why so many people are now choosing Pails For Scales as their NUMBER 1 reptile hub.
INFORMATION FOR UP AND COMING REPTILE OWNERS (HERPETOLOGISTS)
DON'T FORGET TO BOOK IN FOR OUR BASIC REPTILE KEEPING COURSE!
We regularly have enquiries about how to get started so here is a basic guide!
If you are interested in keeping a snake of the smaller breed you are best to start with a Stimsons Python (Large Blotched), Spotted Python or Children's Python. All of these breeds grow to an average length of one metre but can reach lengths of a metre and a half.
You will require an enclosure that is a minimum of 60 x 45 x 45 centimetres, wooden with a thermostat and two heat globes, either top opening or front opening. Ensure the gap between the glass is minimal as these snakes are very good at escaping through small gaps!
If you are looking at keeping a snake of the larger breed you may want to purchase a Victorian Carpet Python (Murray Darling Python), Diamond Python or Central Carpet Python. These breeds of snake average two metres in length and up to three point two metres.
Woma Pythons are also a great snake to begin with, reaching an average of one point five metres. South Australian breeds will get a lot bigger than this. Enclosure size for this breed is 90 x 45 x 45 centimetres, this will allow you a few years before you will need to upgrade on the cage. Larger breeds again are the Black headed Python and Olive Python which can reach lengths of over three metres. To begin with an enclosure needed would be 90 x 45 x 45 centimetres, these are a fast growing snake and will later require a bigger enclosure.mThe main thing withenclosures is to ensure they are the best quality, do not use a home made fish tank design as they loose too much heat through the glass.
Don't try to get out of it the cheap way as your reptile will end up suffering and possibly dying! The enclosure is the most important thing and you will need to spend some money on getting it established! Another key aspect is to always use aadditional thermometer and not rely on the thermostat. Feel free to enquire about our range of enclosures and ask to ensure you are getting the right advice. Visit our Ballarat Store to see how we have our reptiles kept, too many people are given the incorrect advice and the reptile then suffers.
Due to Federal and State law, specimens on this site are only available to Australian residents with the appropriate Gaming and Wildlife License category A or B. This applies to Victorian License holders. If you live outside of Victoria, make sure you contact your local Dept. of Conservation and Environment for license requirements. We have all of the state contacts on our LICENSING page, make sure you check it out.