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Feeding animals once a week, the western guy earns tens of thousands of dollars/per year

With this “leisure” animal model, Mr. Khanh spends almost no time taking care of him, only feeding once a week, and changing the water once a month, but still regularly collecting interest every day.

For many years now, Mr. Nguyen Van Nhut Khanh (31 years old, living in Tan Hoi commune, Cai Lay town, Tien Giang) has been known as a supplier of famous snake breeds in the region. Mr. Khanh’s herd of snakes is considered to be the largest in the locality, supplying over 5,000 seed snakes each year to the market.

“In 2010, after a period of working as an employee in Binh Duong, seeing life-changing day by day without any accumulation, I decided to return to my hometown to start a business. At that time, he took a risk of borrowing 70 million VND to build 2 snake cages.($1=25,000 VND)

Feeding animals once a week, the western guy earns tens of thousands of dollars/per year

Mr. Khanh raises snakes for business, earning more than half a billion dong/year.

He chooses snakes, elephants, and fish to raise as an economy.

70 million dongs at that time was very large, I myself had no experience in taking care of snakes, if it failed, it would become a debt. Fortunately, everything went smoothly,” Khanh recalled.

Mr. Khanh’s snake cages are water tanks, ranging from 40cm to 1.2m high depending on the snake’s size. Each farming plot is about 7m2 wide, about 10cm submerged in water. In the tank, there are mounds of soil, water hyacinth for snakes to hide.

Mr. Khanh said he chooses snakes and snakes to raise because these are two native species, well-adapted, easy to care for, and expensive. Parent snakes over 1 year old begin to reproduce, giving birth to one litter per year. The first generation of snakes gives birth to about 6 babies, from the second litter, about 10 babies are born.

The tank is from 40cm to 1.2m high depending on the snake’s size.

In the early years, without any income from snakes, Mr. Khanh drove motorbike taxis and carried goods to earn money. Only when the parent snakes had a relatively large number, did Mr. Khanh start selling seeds to the market?

“Elephant snakes eat fish and frogs. I bought the weak-healthy fingerlings and frogs that were picked out to feed the snakes, almost inexpensively. Snakes also grow up on their own, without much care, semi-naturally raised baby snakes almost all live well,” Khanh shared.

New-born baby snakes are as small as the tip of a chopstick, and Mr. Khanh separates them into litters to have a suitable feeding regimen. Baby snake food is very small fry.

The 3-month-old baby snake is about the size of a little finger, healthy, and already adept at hunting. Depending on the time, the price of newborn snakes fluctuates around 80,000 VND each, the bigger the snake, the higher the price.

Currently, Mr. Khanh has expanded the farm by 10 times more than the original.

His farm currently has over 1,500 parent snakes.

Every year, he sells about 5,000 seed snakes to the market, earning about 700 million VND.

Due to the high efficiency of the model, from a few initial farming plots, Mr. Khanh has now built a barn with a scale of more than 10 times.

Mr. Khanh said that there are over 1,500 parent snakes on each farm, each weighing about 2kg, with a total value of over 1.5 billion VND.

Every year Mr. Khanh sells about 5,000 seed snakes to the market, earning about 700 million VND, minus all expenses, he still makes a profit of more than half a billion VND.

“Raising snakes is very easy, feeding once a week, changing the water once a month is okay, almost no care. This year until now, it has made a profit of about 500 million, the market is sold throughout the western provinces, “said the owner of the snake farm.

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