|06-30-2014 07:30 AM|
|TommyB681||I had one growing up, one of the coolest pets ever|
|06-27-2014 10:10 PM|
Zombie thread by OP alert
Things wound up changing , I wound up rescuing a Normal from the son of a guy I shoot with. The kid was not allowed to have the snake , and was keeping it totally wrong. Heat rock , nasty glass cage . Surprised there were no mites. Anyway , I do not know the gender and am afraid to hurt it by checking myself. So , we just went with she . My daughter named her Princess Mary ( she is now Queen Mary , will get to that) .
Anywho , I bought an Animal Plastics T8 which I LOVE ( it is 48 x 24 x 12 , it is divided into two so each side is a nice 24 x 24 ) , it looks so nice in my living room on a black media stand. Princess Mary stayed in the Neodesha 24" for quarantine. She is healthy , grew a bunch since I had her and slams down small rats no problem . No mites , nice clear eyes and breathing. 2 perfect sheds.
So given that I accepted a male Mojave from my old good friend ( not sure what else gene wise , if anything is in there , though I could ask ) and put him in the other side of the AP enclosure. It was really nice of my friend to give him to us
He is bigger , have to weigh him yet. He arrived Fed Ex Tuesday and has been chilling out since. Only handled him to clean his cage ( he made one mess already ) . My friend said he was a good eater , I will try to feed him a small to medium rat Sunday night , hopefully the move wont put him off his feed. He is hungry I think , he comes poking around at night ..he has not eaten in 2 weeks so hopefully we have success .
My daughter named him Dr Who. On Thursday she informed me the throne had been abdicated and the Princess was now a Queen , so Dr Who is now King Who which I think is an awesome name for a snake anyway lol
I may get into some collecting/breeding morphs. My friend is an awesome mentor , so looking forward to learning.
Here is Queen Mary ( Normal ) who is bomb proof and could care less about being handled. She was around my neck while I was cleaning her hides and she went to explore the water , so I turned the pressure way down and YEP she took a drink lol Goofy relaxed chill snake. King Who is being held by my husband while I cleaned his cage . He is a bit head shy and not as used to being handled. I'll work on calming him down after he eats for me a time or two .
Queen Mary , our Normal
And King Who , our Mojave ( sorry cell phone pic ..don't want to disturb him for regular photos yet)
Alvin our GSD sniffs them and walks away , so that is good . And now we have a proper multi species family unit going on in the house
1.0.1 Ball Pythons
|04-18-2014 11:17 AM|
|Oisin's Aoire||Last question - how often and for how long at a time should I allow my daughter to handle her snake? She is trustworthy with animals ..I was just wondering temps/nocturnal- ness/stress related - how often would you allow a responsible gentle child hold their snake ?|
|04-17-2014 06:46 PM|
Hot looking carpet, they are usually duller around that age. He is going to be bright! Iv wanted to do a Carpet x green tree python cross for a while.
|04-17-2014 01:07 PM|
Nice shots of a beautiful snake! My friend had a gorgeous carpet python back in the day.
Yes , my daughter is a pretty cool almost 8 year old Nice balance of liking princess stuff but at the same time fascinated by nature , animals , and other cool things. Recently at a birthday party where they had hired some reptile/critter outfit to come in and do a show , my daughter was the only one willing to pet the tarantulas . Even the boys were scared lol
I always had snakes growing up. I grew up next to the Meadowlands ( swamps ) in Kearny NJ..we use to go with sacks and hooks and catch everything. Keep it for a bit , let it go. Even snapping turtles lol I don't let my daughter capture and keep things ..just examine and release ...although I do have fond memories of my poor mother having conniptions because I lost a captured pine snake in our house. And a garter snake that got out of my pocket in the car had a ton of babies in her Volkswagen Beetle. She gave up and borrow my grandfather's car for weeks because I let crickets and mealworms go in the car so the snakes had food lol
Nostalgia , back in the day when kids were out on adventures all day and came home covered in dirt :/
|04-17-2014 03:13 AM|
Love them but don't have one currently. Blitzkrieg is definitely a good guy to talk to, he has an awesome collection!! He helped me out when I was getting my first pet snake a few months ago - was originally going to get a Ball but wound up choosing a Carpet instead.
On a serious note, RTBs are really lovely snakes. Hoping for one once I have the space/money for a snake of that size.
BTW between her interest in working dogs/training and snakes, your daughter's pretty cool!
|04-16-2014 10:53 PM|
|Wild Wolf||I've wanted an Axanthic ball python my entire life.|
|04-16-2014 09:07 PM|
|Oisin's Aoire||We are not allowed to have constrictors over 6 feet long in my town...otherwise I would love to get a collection going of boas as well , maybe a carpet python..but the under 6 feet thing pretty much means Ball Pythons..which I am very fond of anyway , especially for a kid's first snake.|
|04-16-2014 08:55 PM|
I do tend to get technical in my vids..lol.
|04-16-2014 08:50 PM|
Sounds like a mojave het pied (pied is recessive so two copies of the gene are required to produce pied).
Mojave x mojave or mojave x lesser platinum = all white snake with blue eyes.
Mojave het pied x normal (wild type) = 50% mojaves 50% normals All possible het for pied.
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