These are the some of the nicest rattles we have ever seen. They are priced individually.
We have a source for Texas western diamondback rattlesnake rattles on a seasonal basis. These are #1 quality rattles from south Texas. For size, we count each fully formed button. The size in inches is for reference and is approximate. The rattles are de-cored and treated with antiseptics.
Please note that these are natural, not manufactured products. While on the rattlesnake, the rattle can be dragged along sand and rocks as the rattlesnake slides around the desert. As such, please understand that sometimes a button or 2 can be cracked or broken.
Many of our musician customers place these rattles inside their instruments to "sing along" with their music and to keep spiders (and other pests) out of the cavity.
"The rattle is a series of dry segments formed of a material that resembles human fingernails. When the rattle shakes its tail, the result is a distinctive buzz that affects the human nervous system strangely, causing a sense of alarm even in people who have no idea what they're hearing. Scientists think this noisemaker evolved as a way for the snake to warn off bison and other large animals that might trample it." From The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice.
"Western diamondback rattlesnakes grow to more than seven feet long and 30 pounds, and they kill more human beings than any other snake in North America." From The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice.
None of our rattlesnake products come from California or Oregon.
Texas Western diamondback rattlesnakes are not endangered.
A U.S. Fish & Wildlife permit is required for shipments outside of the United States.