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06-30-2014 07:30 AM
TommyB681 I had one growing up, one of the coolest pets ever
06-27-2014 10:10 PM
Oisin's Aoire 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 Husband
0.1 Wife
0.1 Daughter
2.0 Sons
2.1 Dogs
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
Blitzkrieg1 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.

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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.



LOL nope, just late to the party! Was going to quote this because it definitely gave me a good laugh

On a serious note, RTBs are really lovely snakes. Hoping for one once I have the space/money for a snake of that size.



Carpet Pythons are fantastic, though I'm hugely biased. Picked a Jungle Carpet for my own first snake and really enjoying having this pet snake. But, like you said, probably not a great choice for a kid's first snake because they can be nippy while young and their feeding response can be intense. No complaints about mine though, he's a fantastic pet: https://www.flickr.com/photos/895662...7642428582875/

BTW between her interest in working dogs/training and snakes, your daughter's pretty cool!
04-17-2014 01:07 PM
Oisin's Aoire 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
Rei 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.

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You guys are a tough crowd...
LOL nope, just late to the party! Was going to quote this because it definitely gave me a good laugh

On a serious note, RTBs are really lovely snakes. Hoping for one once I have the space/money for a snake of that size.

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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.
Carpet Pythons are fantastic, though I'm hugely biased. Picked a Jungle Carpet for my own first snake and really enjoying having this pet snake. But, like you said, probably not a great choice for a kid's first snake because they can be nippy while young and their feeding response can be intense. No complaints about mine though, he's a fantastic pet: https://www.flickr.com/photos/895662...7642428582875/

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
Blitzkrieg1
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LOL...

I miss having snakes, but I have too many other things going on.

You have a pretty awesome collection from a layman's POV. I only understood about 15 words in that first video, and they were all under 3 syllables.
Lol Im a light weight compared to some though I have upgraded a lot since then.
I do tend to get technical in my vids..lol.
04-16-2014 08:50 PM
Blitzkrieg1
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Thanks for the info .

I have to ask the guy what she is eating now I suppose , and what her eating habits are.

I'll post pics when I get her..she is a mojave with the piebald gene , apparently she would have white babies. Looking forward to caring for her. My daughter is almost 8 and has been asking for a year. It will be her snake , under my close supervision of course. She poured through all of your youtube videos.

She also watched your Taz videos. She is very into dog training and would like to do sport with a dog . A few years , maybe 2 , I will get her a pup of her own from proven working lines to start with. My Mastiff is elderly so free dog time outside of training our current yearling GSD is dedicated to my Mastiff's elder care. Once she is over the bridge our next addition will be something for my budding Jr. Handler to learn and work with

Kids responsibly raising animals is just the best thing you can do for them , IMO .

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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