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PostSubject: Monty the Python   Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:05 pm

So tomorrow I am heading to Petersburg to pick up the newest addition to my household. His name is Monty and he is a CL rescue. He is less than a year old. I am quite excited to get him and settle him into his new home. I will do my best to take some pics and post them on here.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:15 am

Congrats & good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:00 am

Congrats. Now you have to get him a water bowl like this:

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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:21 am

lol! iagree !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:45 pm

smb2585 But of course! I even have a little shrub plant (fake) that I am going to put into his tank. I did think this through. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:18 pm

Well there is good news and bad news... bad news is when I went to pick up the python this evening he had already passed. Sad Poor little guy. He was gorgeous too. The guy felt bad about it. I think he was more upset about not making any money. So I offered him a bit of money for the tank. (Very nice tank, practically a full set up) I was quite upset at the fact I wasn't getting my Monty. We happened to be going by Off The Ark and decided to stop in to say hi and see what was going on. I fell in love with one of the pythons there and brought him home! He is all set up but a bit camera shy so I am giving him a bit to adjust. Will post pics soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:44 am

sorry to hear but glad you got something in the end anyway... Smile cant wait for pictures
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:49 pm

Was Monty sick? What happened?

I love Off The Ark. I've gotten most of my Afrocks from them and they are all puppy dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:17 pm

The guy I was going to get the snake from said that it hadn't been eating. He had been trying to feed it frozen/thawed and it just wasn't taking. I think the snake died due to a combination of inexperience and bad luck. I was sad to see the little guy go.

As for the snake we have now. He is a wonderful little guy! He has really taken to me and my wife and seems to be happy as a clam. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:18 pm

Hey I actually posted a pic properly!!! Very Happy

He is currently in a shed.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:12 pm

Nice pick up Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:56 pm

Cute! Gotta love the face on a baby BP c:
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:58 pm

Thanks Smile He is a great little guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:38 am

he is so cute. just love the babys
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:51 am

Such a cute face! Congrats.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:01 am

Thanks! This is my first time having reptiles on my own so I am over analyzing and stressing over ever little thing. He didn't want to eat the other day and I was getting worried. Then I had to make myself remember that pythons can be picky eaters and sometimes they just don't eat. And the fact I moved him to a whole new location probably threw him off of his eating habits. And he hasn't shed all of his skin off yet and I have made sure the temp (85-90) and humidity (60-70) is right. I feel like an obsessive dad. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:07 am

I'd make sure his hot side is sitting at least 90 at all times as 85 on a hot side is too chilly, especially for a baby. Make sure to give him lots of hiding spots and leave him alone for a week. As tempting as it is, don't pick him up. Don't touch him. Don't remove his hiding places to look at him. Only go into that cage to refresh his water. After a week, try to feed him. If he doesn't take it, leave him alone for another week. After that week, try him on a live hopper mouse.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:24 am

His hot side is right at 90. I got him a UTH with a thermostat. He has plenty of hides. One on hot side, cool side, and one near his water bowl. Thank you for the advice. Any and all tips, tricks, or pointers are greatly appreciated. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:56 am

Now I heard some people say that baby bps will only eat live. I don't mind feeding him live while the mice/rats are small and can't harm him. But ultimately I would like to have him on frozen/thawed.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 am

Should be no problem converting him over. I do it with all of our babies. The first feeding or two, I offer live to make sure they have a good feeding response, then try a f/t rat pinky. If that doesn't work, try a f/t mouse hopper. Usually, within a week or two they are converted to at least mouse hoppers f/t. Then if I will convert them over to f/t rats.

I hope you thoroughly and completely disinfected, cleaned and scoured that enclosure before putting your new snake in it. Even though you might think the last snake died of miss care, it could have died from a disease that you do not want your new snake getting.

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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:13 am

Don: Absolutely! I didn't want to take any chances. I threw away all of the bedding. And thoroughly cleaned the cage and accessories. I didn't want to take any chances with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Like the pose it says who me.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:18 pm

So I offered Monty a f/t hopper and he took it without delay! I think I even heard a burp as he finished it off. Will get rat pups when I head to the store this time. Shouldn't be an issue getting him to eat those.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:22 pm




Just finished his shed. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:52 pm

'es so cute (;
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:14 pm

He is so cute. I was worried when I got my first one that it wouldn't eat because of all the stories I had heard. So I just did what I do with anything that usually eats live and strung it up and danced it around the feeding bin. He take f/t no problem just like my other snakes. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Mhmm Smile I was so happy that he took the f/t without any problems. Not that I have something against feeding live. I just prefer to do it f/t. Makes things a lot easier for both parties.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:09 pm

I am against feeding live because of my Snow corn. Last time I fed him live I had to go in and hold the the head so it wouldn't bite the snake because the snake struck to low on it. That is not pleasant to have to go in after. It was a bad reaction for me to do that I know but there was no way I was letting the mouse sink its teeth into my snake. >.>
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:16 pm

I am glad that nothing bad happened to your corn. I have seen some pretty nasty scars from snakes feeding live. But in the same regard I have seen snakes that have eaten live their whole lives. I suppose its just the luck of the draw.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:38 pm

So I picked up a frozen rat pup for Monty Saturday morning for his feeding later in the day. This would be the first time he would be eating rats so I was a little nervous to see if he would be really picky about it or I would have to use some sort of ploy to get him to eat it. Well I got him into his feeding tank and warmed up his rat. Got it on the tongs and like he had been doing it his whole life he striked, nailed it, and wrapped his body around it. I was so pleased when he released it and gobbled it up. Very Happy He is one fat and happy snake. As soon as I put him back into his cage he went into his warm hide and fell into a coma. A very snaky coma. Smile

So had a very productive weekend and I am proud of my little guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty the Python   Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 am

Yay! Glad he took a rat! Feeding mice gets tiresome when BPs get big lol
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