I am a long-time reptile and amphibian hobbyist and breeder in the sand county region of central Wisconsin. I keep a small but very diverse collection, and tend to prefer 'wild-type' and locale specific animals rather than captive morphs.
I do not purchase animals for resale, and all animals I offer were captive produced by me unless otherwise clearly noted (for example, retired breeders).
Incoming breeding stock is quarantined and pathogen tested, and I have rigorous biosafety practices to guard against pathogen transfer including air filtration to reduce fomites, capture methods for feeder insects, and strict equipment disinfection procedures.
Inquiring about my available animals constitutes agreement with all store policies.
Communication: All purchasing arrangements will be conducted by documented means (email, private messaging). I do not conduct online transactions by phone or text message. I do not reply to inquiries from accounts that are anonymous, lack the full name of the inquirer, have usage stats hidden or from users who have not read the ad description and/or store policy. Users who have any deceptive content in their user profiles will be blocked and reported to MorphMarket.
Payment: PayPal ‘Goods and Services’ only. I will send an invoice to the email address on the MorphMarket account that can be paid from a PayPal balance, a credit card, or from a Venmo account. I will hold animals for 24 hours pending full payment of the invoice. As a credit card can be used for payment I offer no payment plans, deposits or partial payment holds.. I do not add PayPal fees to the quoted cost of animals or shipping. As a licensed business I am obligated to withhold 5% state sales tax on all purchases shipped within the state of Wisconsin or picked up locally.
Shipping: I ship live animals by FedEx Express Overnight service, and only to a FedEx Ship Center for pickup by the holder of an ID that matches the name on the MorphMarket account. For animal safety, no home delivery is currently available. Animals must be picked up from the FedEx Ship Center by the end of the day they arrive at the FedEx Ship Center.
I will happily hold purchased animals until buyer is ready to take delivery (to allow for enclosure set up time, time to acquire food, and so on) for up to 14 days from purchase date. Because the well being of the animal is a priority, I will extend that holding time by purchaser's request if I am able to. I will hold animals to wait for safe shipping weather for up to three months, and will extend that holding time if I am able.
I will conform to all federal laws, those of the state of Wisconsin, and regulations of federal and Wisconsin state agencies regulating my possession, sale and transport of the animals offered for sale. Buyer is responsible for conforming to all laws, regulations and permit requirements that apply to them regarding animals purchased from me. Buyer is responsible for acquiring any necessary permits for possession or importation.
Shipping costs, whether actual or flat rate, will be quoted before purchase. Quoted shipping costs include all packaging, heat/cold/Phase packs, handling, delivery to FedEx, etc. Shipping costs are not refundable for any reason.
Sexing: If sold as sexed, all animals are guaranteed to be properly sexed according to the indicators listed below. Buyer is responsible for confirming the sex of all animals within 24 hours of receipt ('24 hour claim period') and notifying me by email ([email protected] ) of any discrepancies. The sex of animals described as ‘probable male/female’, ‘probable pair’, and like terms is not guaranteed.
I determine the sex of snakes by a variety of methods based on the most reliable indicator for each species:
Hognose: sub caudal scale count -- males >40; females <37
Rosy boas: males, cloacal spurs visible with 30x loupe; females, no visual spurs
Milk snakes, kingsnakes: hemipenal popping, confirmed by probing when size/age permits
Rainbow boas: probing -- males, >7 scales; females <6 scales
Geckos are sexed based on the presence of distinctly visible preanal pores and hemipenal bulge in males, and absence of those structures in females.
Health and live delivery guarantee: All animals are guaranteed to arrive alive and in outwardly good health. Buyer is responsible for notifying me by email ([email protected]) or MorphMarket messaging of any DOA or apparently unhealthy animals within one hour of package receipt by buyer as noted on FedEx delivery records ('one hour claim period'). Animals may be picked up by the buyer anytime after package arrival at FedEx until the closing time of that location; the one hour claim period starts after the buyer picks up the package. Multiple clear photos of dead or visibly unhealthy animals are required, and in some circumstances the return of DOA animals will be required. I will work with the buyer on compensation for animals received in an unhealthy condition or DOA, up to and including a refund of the purchase price of the animal.
I make a boxing video of all animals and packaging before delivery to FedEx to identify animals and to document packaging. I recommend that the buyer does the same upon receipt.
If not notified of any issues within 24 hours of receipt, I will assume the purchaser is satisfied with the transaction.
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