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Roy 03-10-2008 07:32 AM

Saffron looks like shes smiling in that top pic Doug. :D

dwg1211 03-11-2008 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmmpin
Just be sure you don't smell like a rabbit when you handle Saffron.

I'm very careful about that.. 8) when I would feed her rats (2-3) I'd have them in an open container outside the cage door.. after she'd finish one she would strike repeatedly at me (good thing the cage door was between us :roll: )... smelling the rats + my movements triggered strikes.. now I make sure she's away from where I put the rat when I present it, then, if she doesn't just take it on her own, I wiggle it with the tongs and that's all it takes.. then I WASH HANDS and don't handle her for about a week.. 8)

dwg1211 03-11-2008 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roy
Saffron looks like shes smiling in that top pic Doug. :D

she does! 8) a lot of people say that when I show them pictures.. must just be her natural person- er- snakeality showing through... (ok.. that was pretty corny.. :roll: ) :lol:

ssgdukes 03-11-2008 03:27 AM

She is absolutly beautiful Doug. It seems like she is happy and I guess she should be considering she is fine dining on rabbits. :lol:

Roy 03-11-2008 10:14 AM

Don't mind dining on rabbit myself actually. :D

Thom 03-11-2008 03:14 PM

Doug.... you said you give saffron once a week and you dont handle her for a week afterwards. Am I screwing up again cuz we handle Hawn the very next day. She hasnt had any problems from it at all and every morning swhen I come down she seems to follow my every move till I go to her and interact with her for a little bit.
Which brings me to my next question..... Since I cant get her out on my own right now (she is just way too big to handle with one arm) will just interacting with her in her cage help alot. She really seems to like it and I dont want her to forget my scent.

MainStick 03-11-2008 06:50 PM

I would think any interaction is a good thing.

After large meals, I generally look for my little guy to elect to come out of his hide and explore as a sign he wants out completely.

My guy started his first few months of his life with 2 different groups of people and I get the feeling he didn't have any real interaction with the first group and was on his own with the 2nd group for 2 months before they realized they actually had a pet snake in the house. Thus he is still a very independant snake and probably always will be. All you can do is try to get them comfortable.

Or you can hire Christy to fly in and put your snake through her "become a Cat - Obedience training" :D

dwg1211 03-11-2008 07:12 PM

as a general rule, I've always heard not to handle them for a day or two after feeding to avoid regurgitation.. to let those digestive enzymes do there thing and 'mushify' (new word?) their meal... 8) since switching to rabbits ('jumbos' weren't my first choice, but they made up the majority of the 'assortment' pack I ordered :roll: ) I give her extra time... she seems to still enjoy daily visits, though.. she'll stay coiled up, but raise her head and come to the side of the tank as if to say, 'hi!'.. after about 4-5 days the lump is gone and I'll handle her gently.. I think any interaction will help avoid them reverting to 'untame'.. as long as they're accustomed to contact they'll be less likely to be spooked by being approached... the bigger mine gets, the less I like the idea of 'spooking' her.. 8)

Roy 03-12-2008 10:29 AM

I had no problem with handling after a feed, but only if I need to and only if I am gentle. It would be a bit like if we were picked up by the belly after a huge meal.:(

Thom 03-12-2008 01:11 PM

Thats a real good thiung to hear. I fed her Mon late afternoon and yesterday afternoon when I was doing the daily routine of changing her water and just interacting with her she managed to climb up through the top of her cage and up and around me. all on her own. She sat on my shoulder (which was a little painful but well worth the experience) for about an hour. It wa like she knew I was hurt and she just wanted to be near me.
smiling I think my little girl is getting a crush on me. ( no pun intended)
:D
Anyone else ever have your snake respond to you like that?

tmmpin 03-12-2008 09:28 PM

Monty my first snake, whenever I clean up his enclosure he will wrap around my arm and just hang there while I clean it. Of course he doesn't stay there to long, he usually decides he wants to explore what my arm is attached to.

Roy 03-13-2008 10:08 AM

Serge would often come up and curl up in my lap while I watch TV, but fortunately I haven't had a serious injury for them to be concerned about. 8)

raptor667 03-14-2008 10:10 PM

Thought I'd add a few new pics of queenie.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...-phoenix/1.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...-phoenix/3.jpg

Proving she is female...lol

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...-phoenix/2.jpg

She only started doing this recently....it's almost like she wants a better vantage point.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...-phoenix/5.jpg

Hope you like them :D

Mika85 03-14-2008 11:27 PM

She is such a beauty!!!

Thom 03-14-2008 11:46 PM

OMG Raptor she is beautiful!!!
The first pic she looks massive. I thought she was like 10 foot and huge. THen the ones of her on your arm put it all in better prospective.
At least I think it does. lol How big is she?
She is really gorgeous though

raptor667 03-15-2008 12:31 AM

Thankyou for the compliments...I'll show her next time she's out...lol

As for size she's a tiny bit over 3 1/2 ft...not bad considering shes not 2 till may....lol

:D :D :D :D

IzzieMonster 03-15-2008 01:32 AM

Wow!! Queenie looks amazing! She' gotten alot bigger and she looks great :) I love the poses.... How do you get such clear pics of her flicking her tongue? She's really almost 2 yrs old?

MainStick 03-15-2008 01:54 AM

yeah Queenie looks great.. and I think I know why she is in that pose.

She's trying to find her crown.

raptor667 03-15-2008 03:09 AM

Izzie - thankyou :D . The trick to getting clear pics of her pulling tongues is a fast shutter speed and lots a shots, you may only get one out of twenty thats any good...I took 25 pics in total and those were the 4 best .... oh and a good macro setting on your camera is a must have. :wink:

Yep she will be 2 in May...doesn't feel like I've had her for that long though, good things have a way of distorting time.

:D :D

Mainstick - sshhhhhhhhhhh don't tell her...I hid her crown and she's not getting it back till she eats something...lol :wink:

Roy 03-15-2008 06:32 AM

Was she able to get herself out of that knot she was in with the first pic?

She is adorable. :D

tmmpin 03-15-2008 10:42 AM

Good looking snake there.
I like the picture with her perched up like she is checking whats down below.

raptor667 03-15-2008 01:48 PM

Roy - yep...she's getting quite good at knot's, all i have to do now is to get her to teach my son how to undo his shoelaces when they get knotted up...pmsl :roll: :lol:

Roy 03-15-2008 10:25 PM

If he is anything like my step-son, it will be quicker to teach the snake. :roll:

dwg1211 03-16-2008 11:38 AM

here are a couple that turned out pretty good.. I'll get some more up today.. (ignore the temps on the 'stat... just had the tops off for a few minutes.. as soon as I replace them it heats right up.. the lids have a 150 watt ceramic heat emitter and two 100 watt heat lamps, combined with 3' of flexwatt under tank. :wink: )
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC02382.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC02244.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC02220.jpg
EUREKA! I finally figured out the file numbering system and how to find the pictures I want by number.. the camera shows the number.. I was in the wrong display mode.. :oops: it'll be a lot quicker & easier to upload and post photos now.. here are a few more.. :
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC02379.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC02320.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC01965.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1/DSC01984.jpg

raptor667 03-16-2008 04:15 PM

Cracking photo's....It's surprising how the scale of the animal changes with what you see for reference. She looks massive in a few of the pics...then you see the one with the daffodils she doesn't look that big...then when you see the one in the tree and your wondering where did the rest of the snake come from....lol :lol: :lol:

You are going to have to name the top Pic as the last thing a rabbit see's... :lol: :lol: :lol:

ssgdukes 03-16-2008 10:25 PM

Wow nice pictures doug. I think she looks amazing. I must wonder how did you lift a 20 pound snake into a tree like that? Or did she get up there herself? Eitherway that is one impressive picture and almost shows her in her natural environment......you may just want to put a tree inside her next enclosure :)

dwg1211 03-17-2008 10:44 AM

20 lbs. isn't really that heavy.. a little awkward when it's a snake, though.. 8) .. she isn't very high up.. about 4-5 feet.. I was probably down on my knee taking the pic, for effect.. thanks for the compliment.. she'll need an enclosure that can fit a tree before too long.. lol

Roy 03-17-2008 12:00 PM

Hey Doug, "EUREKA" is a very Aussie word to use. If you want to know the history of it then click on to this site.

http://www.ballarat.com/eurekastockade.htm

Thom 03-17-2008 12:00 PM

Let me know Doug. I'll send you a copy of the plans I drew up for Hawns Condo. lol
By the way I should have it ready enough for her to move in today. If that happens I will take a few pics and post them so you can see how much she loves it. I put her in it for a little bit this weekend and she sure seems to really love it. She even soaked in her logoon for a little bit. I couldnt leave her in it though cuz there isnt any glass in it yet. Thats what I'm finishing today. That should tell you how much she likes it though. She spent at least 3 hours in it and didnt once try to leave it.
I sure hope she likes it

raptor667 03-17-2008 09:00 PM

If she doesn't you could always rent it out to your kids....lol

Good luck with the move :D

dwg1211 03-17-2008 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roy
Hey Doug, "EUREKA" is a very Aussie word to use. If you want to know the history of it then click on to this site.

http://www.ballarat.com/eurekastockade.htm

very cool, Roy.. never knew that.. learn something new everyday. 8)

I was just using it as 'aha!' ..lol here's a common definition (the only one I knew before now): expressing triumph: used to express delight on finding, discovering, or solving something, or on finally succeeding in doing something
I rolled back the rug and eureka - there it was!


[Early 17th century. < Greek heurēka "I have found (it)" < heuriskein "to find," supposedly exclaimed by Archimedes when he discovered the principle of water displacement]

now that I know it's an Aussie word, I'm gonna start saying it with an Australian accent... like 'croykie' (for 'crikey').. how 'bout this: 'YOURAIKA!' :lol: (did I sound like Croc' Dundee?? :) )

tmmpin 03-17-2008 10:34 PM

LOL, Dundee, "Thats not a knife, this is a knife!". My favorite line in the first one. :)

dwg1211 03-17-2008 11:22 PM

yeah.. great movie!

ssgdukes 03-17-2008 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwg1211
20 lbs. isn't really that heavy.. a little awkward when it's a snake, though.. 8) .. she isn't very high up.. about 4-5 feet.. I was probably down on my knee taking the pic, for effect.. thanks for the compliment.. she'll need an enclosure that can fit a tree before too long.. lol

Ok now it makes sense. For a minute there it looks like she is much higher than that. Yeah you will probably need an enclosure big enough for a tree......or at least a bush :D

Roy 03-19-2008 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwg1211
very cool, Roy.. never knew that.. learn something new everyday. 8)

I was just using it as 'aha!' ..lol here's a common definition (the only one I knew before now): expressing triumph: used to express delight on finding, discovering, or solving something, or on finally succeeding in doing something
I rolled back the rug and eureka - there it was!


[Early 17th century. < Greek heurēka "I have found (it)" < heuriskein "to find," supposedly exclaimed by Archimedes when he discovered the principle of water displacement]

now that I know it's an Aussie word, I'm gonna start saying it with an Australian accent... like 'croykie' (for 'crikey').. how 'bout this: 'YOURAIKA!' :lol: (did I sound like Croc' Dundee?? :) )

As I said before, "very educational forum our Boatips" :D
Cool new avtar too Doug. :wink:

dwg1211 03-19-2008 09:10 PM

yes.. educational it is... 8) ...thanks (the avatar), I like to switch it up a bit from time to time.. they only let you use a pic up to a certain size, so I didn't have much choice.. then I figured out that I could right-click on the image, in My Pictures, that comes up when it's 'generating preview'.. I can save that image and it fits.. :? there's probably a more correct way to do it, but it works for me..

Twitch_1993 03-20-2008 03:46 AM

Boa shedding
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3658.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3659.jpg

Ozzy and Lizzy (she's new)
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3661.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3662.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3663.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3664.jpg

Boa after she got done shedding
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3665.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3666.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3667.jpg

New California King snake (had her for two weeks now)
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3668.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3669.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...n/101_3670.jpg

Roy 03-20-2008 08:07 AM

Hey Doug, what I figured out with the avatar was to get the image that you want on the screen and click on to "image" then "resize" and reduce it to the size that works and save it. But there is always more than one way to do things with these computers, so I guess it's what ever floats your boat!

Hey Twitch, don't you love a freshly shed snake. You really see them in they're full colour. :D Love the California King.

dwg1211 03-20-2008 11:06 AM

the boatips education continues.. 8) thanks Roy!

tmmpin 03-20-2008 12:04 PM

Beautiful snakes you got Twitch. The sheds in the perch there looks pretty cool, all of my snakes like to ball their sheds up.


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