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My cold-blooded critters - post yours

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by Poisoned, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, in the last week I've gone from nothing, to a 10yo Ball Python boy, a SHTCTB Leopard Gecko, a Sunglow Carrot tail pos. het. eclipse leopard gecko, and an Albino green burmese python. I don't know how that happened.. some lady wants to give her her pair of Leos (just an albino lav F and patternless M) today. lol

    Just thought I'd post everyone.

    Sunglow (who also has snake eyes!)


    Little Burm girlie

    And the old BP, he's a retired education animal.

    Feel free to share your herps.
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    They are beautiful!
  3. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    going (returing to since i was born) to Myanmar (Burma) where I was born in 12 weeks!
  4. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

  5. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    They are gorgeous! Love the Burm, she's a stunner! :)

    I have 4 currently, well technically 3. My newest baby arrives on the 1st.

    Trish - female Hypo Carrot Tail (possibly Tangerine as well) Leopard Gecko roughly 6 years old


    Ryuk - male Ghost Corn Snake 2 years and 3 months old.

    Silas - Spider Ball Python of unknown age. He's around the size of a yearling atm but came from a back situation so he could've been underfed.

    male Jungle Carpet Python, his name is still up in the air but I'm leaning towards Dante.

    Aaand I've been offered a Viper Boa.... which is very tempting.
  6. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, I'm not sure how you could pass a V. Boa up.. Stronger will than mine.

    Gorgeous little guys you have!

    I'm thinking the new albino female is a Tremper.. She does resemble a ell, but her pupil is black. The male is a Murphy's patternless with a stumpy regenerated tail. lol
    She's been housed with him for a long time, so I'm hoping she's not gravid - she is very thick.
  7. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    My only qualm is that she's been fed live her whole life. Not sure I want to go through the hassle of switching her. I'm going to go to my friend's sometime to have Silas sexed, she's going to show her to me and see how it goes. Here's a picture of her

    I know next to nothing about Leo morphs or I'd give some insight :x I thought Trish was just a high yellow for the longest time until my leo-savvy friends corrected me. I wonder though, can you tell from looking at her stomach whether or not she's gravid?
  8. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    I have a normal ball python, had him about 8 years, my iguana had him 9 years and a female western hognose I got this spring. Might finally pull the trigger on a blood python this year but we'll see how my taxes and the job situation goes.
  9. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Some experienced gecko people can for sure, you could ask on geckoforums.net

    That's a beautiful snake!
    The live feeding would be an issue with me too - that's the only reason I took the little burm and BP, they lived off F/T. No live here. lol!

    Any pictures Postal? I love Iggys, I just fostered a baby red from a terrible situation.
  10. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Yeah, f/t is just soooooo much more convenient. We shall see, my friend said it's not that she wouldn't take f/t she just never tried anything but live.

    And yes, we need pictures! ^_^
  11. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    I don't have anything real recent, reptiles always look the same imo so I rarely take pics of them.

    The hoggie, I'd actually bought an albino male but he was doa. So got her instead. Picky ass eater.


    I'll have to keep looking for an ig pic.
  12. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Hoggies are so damn cute <3 And does anyone else enjoy squishing reptile fat?
  13. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Ok so I really want a red blood, but bloodpythons.com just posted a bunch of good priced black ones as well and my b/f really likes them. Said I could get one but not sure which one to go for. They've got 2 lightheaded males I'm interested in but can't decide.

    Funny on the hoggie, she's all of like 20 grams but you should see James jump when she strikes at him, omg hilarious. He likes the snakes but I do the work and handling.
  14. Blueduck1105

    Blueduck1105 Little Dog

    How does the dog do with. The snake when not sleeping!? That's crazy to me. Never wanted a pet snake didn't understand it although people with them as pets say they do have their own personalities. I'd rather have a goofy dog to play and pet!
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    ^That dog isn't sleeping.

    For me, I do care about them, I make sure they are comfortable, well fed, and cared for like they should be. I would never sell/give one of them to a bad owner or an uneducated person, but I'd trade some of my herps for others - if somebody happened to offer me a Leopard Gecko morph I really wanted for my Ball Python I'd trade in a heartbeat as long as I knew they'd give the BP proper care. That's something I wouldn't even consider with my cats or dogs.

    I sort of see the reptiles as living/feeling art, I collect them. When I was into Tarantulas, it was the same, I worked with the less common, more interesting Tarantulas - and when I wasn't able to care for them due to an accident, I sold them all (except one). There are certainly some I am emotionally attached to -I had a plain old normal GRUMPY Leopard Gecko for 17 years! I cried my eyes out when she was killed- and money couldn't buy.

    There IS always a risk when owning very large reptiles, once my burmese reaches a certain size, I will not handle her alone, instinct can overcome any kind of conditioning and desensitizing work you've done with a reptile. People who think they have a special bond with their 100lb Python, and it loves them and would never hurt them, are delusional, IMO. There are plenty of sweet natured snakes, I fostered a large 9-10 foot red tail who allowed me to clean her mouth out daily and medicate her, nothing I did even phased her. And I'm sure if she was starved and handle improperly she'd go for a human. They are animals of instinct.

    They do have distinct personalities, I can imagine if snakes could blink and make facial expressions people would feel much differently towards them. I've been raised around all sorts of animals. I was about 7-8 when I got a huge savannah monitor, and she'd take a nap laying on me, never once even gave me the stink-eye for mishandling her. I've always had a huge soft spot for the 'misunderstood' animals.. That's why I'm on this forum.

    And snake owners do 'play' with and love on their snakes, I curl up and watch movies with mine - snakes give the best hugs! :grin:
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  16. Blueduck1105

    Blueduck1105 Little Dog

    Haha that's pretty exciting. Good for you. Wouldn't get a snake but they are exciting to look at. Are all the snakes you own from breeders? Are pet stores slightly frowned upon like pet stores for dogs or is it different?
  17. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, it depends on the pet store. There is only one near me who has knowledgeable staff and owners who give excellent care to their reptiles, and buy from decent breeders (or even breed their own). And then there are places like Petco, Animal Jungle, PetSmart/Pet World etc. That buy from the puppy mills of the reptile world, and don't even take care of them while they're in stock.

    I'm trying to track down my Burmese's breeder, I got her from someone who bought her and then sold her to me, she's quite young so it shouldn't be too hard to find the breeder. The Ball Python was an education animal is is over 10yrs old, so I have no idea where he came from originally.

    The geckos.. My Sunglow came from said good family-run pet store, and a good breeder. My Tangerine came from a bad breeder, but is a good specimen, the Tremper and Patternless are rescues that I adopted.
  18. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Ended up pulling the trigger on this little guy (sumatran short tail) and inquiring about a red blood, hopefully a nice one will be born in a couple months for me. I won't get this guy until the weather warms up a lot but excited! Ordered a new cage and everything for him.
  19. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Woo that's a pretty little guy! I dont' think I've seen one before.
  20. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    How exciting! He's a good looking little guy.

    And yup, Dakota isn't sleeping. He's just super laid-back when it comes to my reptiles and could careless. Although he seems to realize he needs to be more careful with them, I'm never more than a foot away when he's near them.

    I took a picture with Dakota since I've been doing growth comparisons with him over time. Here's the first one :)

    And I definitely "play" with my snakes, they're goofy in their own ways. They're particularly nice when I've had a day full of crazy busy dogs and I'd just like to hang out on the couch and watch movies or play games. They'll chill with me for hours if the temps are good. :)

    My Corn is super confident and I can bring him pretty much anywhere with me and he's totally chill about it. (He has a fanbase at the local pet store). Silas, my BP is still pretty new but is shy by nature. He'll hide his face if I open his tank to take pictures sometimes and it's terribly cute.

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