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Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by skits, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. skits

    skits Puppy

    Thought I'd share my snake collection on here. I have a few, not much diversity and may not be interesting to some but I love them.

    Misfit - 10 year old bloodred corn snake.
    A woman had to rehome her and a male cornsnake and she thought I was the best fit for them so I went to pick them up. She's an awesome corn, definitely missed having one.

    Zeppelin - 15 year old carolina/normal corn snake. Came to me with Misfit.

    Cortana, 2 1/2 month old brazilian rainbow boa. I've wanted one for years and jumped at the chance when I found a local breeder with a clutch.

    Jango, 3-4? year old honduran tangerine milk snake. I wanted an albino honduran tangerine, and while looking for one came across Jango and something about him made me want him. I've had him for a couple years now. He's my escape artist.

    Glitch, unknown aged Diamond x Jungle carpet python. Some guy called me and asked me to pick up two carpet pythons that he had that were infested with mites. I went over to find Glitch completely covered in stuck shed and covered in hundreds of mites which I treated and he is now doing great.

    Zombie, unknown aged Coastal x Jungle. Zombie came to me with Glitch, I went there to find her soaking in her bowl. She wasn't as bad off and had less mites but was in blue. I waited weeks and she finally had a horrible shed that I had to assist her with taking off, underneath the old shed she had scale rot (minor but still bad) which I'm now treating. Other than that she's a great snake and not a bad personality.

    Anakin, 2 year old coastal carpet python. Not much of a story behind him, I just wanted a carpet python and he was my first. He's sweet and awesome.


    Penny, 6 year old BCI. She was my second snake after a corn snake. I wanted something bigger and went full on with a boa. She's amazing.

    Otto, unknown aged black texas rat. Went to a pet store (before I knew they sold wild caught reptiles) and just something about him made me want to bring him home. The guy warned me how aggressive he was but I just took him out as if nothing and knew he had to come with me. He has an attitude but it makes him challenging to work with and more fun.

    Shadowfang, 8-15 year old ball python. She was left behind after someone moved out and the guy that found her had kept her for a bit but couldn't care for him anymore so I took her in.

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  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Nice collection! I like to see people with a variety, it's definitely hard to just pick one or two kinds of snakes once you get into them. I really love your rainbow boa, I am a big fan of them but not looking to keep them personally. I considered getting a corn for sale locally but they wanted way too much for it and the setup (complete with heat rock :no2:). I think it's still up for sale and probably will be for a long time unless they drop the price. Not too many snake keepers in my area. I have a ball python and a western hognose, with a sumatran short tail on the way once it warms up. Hoping to get a red blood later this year.
  3. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Yes, this is many. Many nice snehk
  4. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    Nice collection! I rarely look twice at corns, but yours are very handsome. And I am SUPER JEALOUS of that lovely little BRB, Cortana! BRBs are on my "someday" list.
  5. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    How come some of the snakes-the pythons for example-have a clearly defined head, whereas some of the others-for example the milk snake-don't? Is that significant in some way? Or is it simply, different breeds different traits?
  6. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    They don't all look alike because they're not different breeds with different traits, they're completely different species. A Honduran milk snake is Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis, a Ball Python is Python Regius, but a rottweiler, poodle and english bulldog are all still Canis lupus familiaris. It makes sense for not every species of snake to look just like any other species, given the circumstances of nature
  7. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    Pardon my ignorance, but, could you compare the different species of snakes to say-foxes, wolves, dogs, coyotes, jackals...etc?
  8. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Carpets!!! <3

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  9. innoko

    innoko Big Dog

    That's a fair comparison--all of those canines are in the same taxonomic family (Canidae). One "level" up from family is a suborder, and all snakes are of the suborder serpentes, then the families show more variations between them. For example, family Colubridae (typical snakes) includes snakes like corns, rats, and milks, the ones with more elongated heads, then family pythonidae contains all pythons, who have more triangular-shaped heads and defined necks.
  10. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    You sure could! Species differentiate due to a lot of things, the top things being purpose and adaptation. Convergent evolution rocks.

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