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03 May 2011, 10:50 am

Right on... snake topic.

Recently we added a boa to our list of snakes... until then we had only kept pythons (we have a carpet, burmese, and two ball pythons at the moment). I am not sure what kind of boa the lil guy is... the store had him advertised as a 'rainbow snake'... we think he is a columbian rainbow boa... a rather plain brown he is. He was a sick lil guy though... he came to us with a mouth injury, severely underweight, and a respiratory infection. After a few months worth of injections and a steady diet of many small rats/ mice, he is gaining weight and strength. He is currently in the middle of his second shed since we got him (we got him near the end of February). I am pleased by this as we thought we might lose him for awhile there. Now we are much more optimistic.

Sometime in the future (need more space) we want a retic. I also want a boelens python... doubt I will ever be able to afford one, but oooohhhhhh do I want one. Heh.


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08 Mar 2014, 2:40 pm

ShenLong wrote:
I like snakes and I'm not afraid of them, but I wouldn't like having one as a pet. I don't like feeding living things to my pets.


Living things :)

I've owned over a hundred snakes in my time and I've NEVER fed anything LIVE to any of them . I , like nearly everyone else in the UK only feed defrosted mice or rats .



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08 Mar 2014, 2:59 pm

Seems like a good time to share my love of SNAKES ! !

I currently own / keep EIGHT beautiful snakes . Yes Beautiful .


Check out this Hybrid , a totally unique ( only one in the world ! )



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08 Mar 2014, 3:14 pm

So as I was saying . ....


I have 8 snakes currently ?

In order of size :)

Imperial King snake ( a hybrid of a King snake and a Milk snake ) shown above ( 18" long)

BRB - Brazilian Rainbow Boa ( 18" long )

Lavender Albino Florida King snake. ( 30" long )

Avalanche Corn snake ( brilliant White ). ( 30" long )

Albino Royal Python ( Ball python ). ( 3 foot long )

White Phase Albino Reticulated Python ( Dwarf ) ( 3 foot long )

Hypo Amel Stripe Corn snake ( 100% Orange ! ). ( 4 foot long )

Snow Boa ( rarely seen ) ( 7 foot long ) ( my MOST valuable and largest snake )

All are albinos apart from the baby BRB .



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08 Mar 2014, 11:16 pm

I have a rescued ball python.Really sweet disposition.I don't like feeding live rodents so I order pre-killed frozen.You warm them in hot water and feed with tongs,I use a really long pair of hemostats.One advantage of this is you can order in bulk.Ive heard that some snakes won't eat rewarmed dead rodents but mine loves them.
And where I live there are lots of snakes outside to enjoy.
There are reptile recuses that have different animals to adopt,there are usually lots of iguanas,turtles,and ball pythons.A good way to get a pet.The main expense is tanks,lights and heat sources.


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08 Mar 2014, 11:36 pm

wow zincubus,the hybrid snake is amazing. :)

am a huge snake fan,as seen here in manchester hamleys toy store recently [was in buying thomas the tank engine stuff and spotted a exotic animals attraction they had going on :P ]
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Tm6UwpIfMqw/U ... oEedit.JPG
and woud love more than anything to get a corn snake but honestly coudnt deal with the whole idea of feeding them pinkies,perhaps if they were controlably gassed to death rather than frozen to death the idea woud be a bit more tolerable,is there any way to find out what method companies use and the humane side of it,eg; with gassing if it was done slowly at the start to send them to sleep rather than put them in distress?
have forced vets to controlably gas terminaly ill rats of mine in the past before being given the horrible euthanasia injection through the heart.


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09 Mar 2014, 8:10 am

Thank you for the kind comments . Some people love him whereas some hate him - saying things like it looks as though he's a white snake that has been painted by a two year old in a nursery class :(

As to the frozen rodents I buy . I have asked the assistants in the local store where the mice came from and now they were 'despatched' but they are never forthcoming . Either they genuinely don't know or they are instructed to say they don't know .

I cover myself by thinking that if the snake was in the wild he'd be going down some rodent hole and wiping out the whole family in one sitting ....



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09 Mar 2014, 10:44 am

From what I understand the mice are put down with gas,and they just go to sleep.I hope that's correct.
I have an Albino Clawed African frog,you either love or hate him.He's white with pink eyes and black toenails,a Goth frog. :D People think he is not real or dead and then he kicks across the tank and surprises them.


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09 Mar 2014, 10:51 am

I'm not afraid of snakes but I don't particularly like them.

I definitely wouldn't want to own one.


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09 Mar 2014, 1:55 pm

[quote="Misslizard"]
I have an Albino Clawed African frog,you either love or hate him.He's white with pink eyes and black toenails,a Goth frog. :D


Do you have a pic available of him Misslizard?

I've never actually owned any snakes but have house-sat one once, I quite like them.



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09 Mar 2014, 5:52 pm

I keep getting glare from the tank.This seems to be the best I can get.
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09 Mar 2014, 11:00 pm

Thanks Misslizard! I like him!