I'm Nick, and I'm a reptile enthusiast like most of the people searching on this platform. I grew up between Colorado hunting lizards, scorpions, tarantulas, and salamanders on our farm in the mountains of trinidad Colorado, to hunting for salamanders, rink-necks, skinks, frogs and garter snakes when we moved to a farm in mclouth kansas. I have always had animals in my life from dart frogs, monitor lizards, bearded dragons, to various snakes and skinks until I was 20. I got out of reptiles to I focus on my career and To be a father.
I got back into reptiles after my schooling, family and career started to collect again in 2016. You can find me on Instagram at ApexMutations and Facebook me at apex mutations or Nick Papa.
Here at Apex Mutations I really took the long route on becoming a breeder. What that mens is instead of spending $10K on 20 breeding females and few males right off the bat, I spent my first $10K on specific Gene's, and only bought the highest and most clean examples. If it was not perfect, I can wait until i find one that is. So my $10k was 7 snakes based solely on quality/high expression of the look I want to take further in my future breeding plans.
I will refuse a sale if It is close to choosing between your utility bills, or buying a new snake. I get it I love these animals too but like I said before... take care of your bills, take care of your family, take care of you. The animals will always be around.
. . . . . GENETICS/SEXING . . . . . I am a human and as such we make mistakes. I will be doing the best of my abilities to confirm what genetics are in each snake. Some however I will miss as everyone does with some and you could possibly end up with an extra gene or more. I will do my best to not sell an animal or post it up if I can not identify the advertised genetics. I will add to the snake/listing as (possible) such and such. If I get the sex wrong there will be 2 options. Either a partial refund, or I will pay to have the snake shipped back and then a full refund will be given. While I can not put a guarantee on genetics, I will put a guarantee on the sex.
. . . . . SHIPPING. . . . .
Adults will generally be shipped at a rate of $125, depending upon the weight. I will be shipping through Ship Your Reptiles. I Guarantee you live arrival. You have 2 hours to inform me of any issues health wise or of the animals death. If the animal dies within 48 hours of arrival I will be requesting photos of the enclosure/rack, the husbandry with a temp gun reading as proof and an explanation of how you found the animal deceased in the enclosure before any form of compensation is returned. Sounds crazy but it is becoming a regular thing in our hobby to get scammed.
. . . . . !PAYMENT! . . . . .
I do accept payment plans on select animals. All payment plans require a 20% down NONREFUNDABLE deposit to hold the animal. I am a very understanding person when it comes to circumstances and I will bend the rules or add extensions to plans if needed on a case by case basis. Just know that communication is key so please keep me in the loop immediately when an issue arises.
$350-$600. . . . . . 30 day payment plan $601-$1200. . . . . . 60 day payment plan $1,201 + . . . . . 90 day payment plan or another arrangement agreed upon at the time. Im pretty flexible and couldn’t afford a 2K ball python without a bit longer and someone worked th me on that so it never hurts to ask.
I accept payment through square (I email invoices, you don’t have to use square) or Zelle.
I will also accept payment in the form of crypto currency.
You do have two hours for a DOA and there must be documented proof it has passed away within the time frame. Send me a video ASAP or do unboxing videos. They are fun and really help out the seller.
Refunds are given on a case by case basis. Deposits are non refundable and unless an animal is completely wrong or dead, you get a portion back or that remaining amount towards another animal in the inventory. Remember they must be within the two hours.
My day job is in the medical field so some days you will not get a response back until later that evening, around 8pm CST.
I reserve the right to change my terms and conditions case by case as I see fit. Not to give anyone the short end of the stick but as I am establishing, I’m learning what policies need to be added what one’s can be let go.
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