Hey, what's up? Me! ha... haha... sigh. S-so y-you come here often? I hang around from time to time.
I want a snake, but I don't want a commitment. Is there any snake that will live for just year or so?
ball pythons are good snakes, but commitment is really important with all snakes, I mean corn snakes and ball pythons, maybe a garden snake, but the problem is that if you don't give it attention that it will start to bite.
The sort of hole-like things you are referring to are called labial pits. They are used for sensing infrared. They use it for prey and predator detection, and also to aid them in finding appropriately warm or cool spots for thermoregulation.
yep, previous kid had him in an aquarium with no humidity source. didn't know much about bps, probably why I got such a good deal
Where should I look for a comprehensive guide to taking care of a ball python?
Read a few ball python care sheets on google and browse around ball-pythons.net forums. The folks on the forum there can help with really specific questions that people here might not know.
you are right. i love him and every bumblebee and every bumblebee morph on this earth
Trying to feed my baby ball python for the first time, he curled up under his hide and left the pinkie alone, i tried putting the pinkie by the hide but he still isn't going for it, what should I do?
I just moved him to my home so I think he may just be stressed out with the change of situation?
I've just put in some wet moss to try and bring up the humidity in the cage, trying to get everything ideal.
when did you bring him home? people usually wait 7-10 days before trying to feed. Plus that glass tank is gonna make him scared. Cover 3/4 of the sides with a clean trash bag or paper to make him feel more secure. What's your temps on the hot and cool side?
the hot side has varied a bit, it was really warm, around 95-98 for a while, i've since raised the light a bit above the cage and it's now around 91-92
The cold side currently has no thermometer so I'm unsure.
this is the lamp i have
1 bulb is a normal 100watt heating bulb and the other is a night time uvb
Also, I fed him today per the instruction of the pet shop owner, he had eaten last friday there.
What do I do if the pinkie is in the cage too long without being eaten?
It's probably too scared to eat. Log hides are terrible for ball pythons. They need to feel secure in a tight space with only one entrance that they can barely fit in. Get the creature two proper hides, one for the warm side and one for the cool side. Also get yourself a proper humidifier, the last thing you need is shedding issues on top of him not eating.
You bought it wc from a seller in your country or was it direct from an exporter? Id like to know how the exportation business work and what do they offer but many times there's no way to find info about it
No lighting necessary. If you under tank heater is not getting the ambient temp warm enough you may need to use a ceramic heat emitter to bump it up a bit.
Honestly anon, just read a few BP care sheets.
Before the BG. He was a mad little cunt on the vines so I dropped them because he was constantly up high and dangling like some sort of monkey
TL;DR how do I hide a snake?
College student here. How do I keep one or both of my parents from discovering I bought a snake until months after I bought it? My mother is just super intolerant of snakes and my dad doesn't really give a shit. All I want is a ball python or a corn snake or something else relatively small and easy to care for. I have several care sheets bookmarked and have a pretty good idea on how to keep the snake healthy.
I would honestly suggest that you man the fuck up and just talk to them about having a snake. How you'll take responsibility and all that. Pets never work unless everyone in the household is okay with it.
I've tried multiple times but I think it's a religious thing with my mom. She eventually got over the two bearded dragons I brought home in June after finding out I bought them in September.
If it won't be a problem when they do eventually find out, just keep them in an appropriately sized rubbermaid tote somewhere, those snakes are really easy to care for and that's where most people keep theirs anyway. What are you going to do about food?
Keep in mind snakes live a long fucking time and you might want to just wait until you move out before you get one.
I have one too.
You could probably camoflage them pretty easy by dumping them into a non-clear rubbermaid tote and labeling them something gross like "creamed lima beans".
I have tanks already and I'm upgrading from a 30 to a 75 gallon tank for my beardies so I could just pretend that the extra tank is for one beardie and one is for the other no problem.
THAT is what I'm concerned about. At this point it's really just hiding their food. I have a rubbermaid full of like 2000 crickets and nobody really cares but mice in the freezer is an entirely different story.
Chances are he has been basking, just when you haven't noticed. Snakes thermo regulate and move around a lot without our knowing. He may very well be sleeping and doesn't have a need to go and bask as he's unaware of his temp
What do you guys recommend to keep your terrariums humid?
Heavily considering purchasing pic related.
How does that happen? Are snakes like some mammals in the sense that they will start having second thoughts about attacking if you look confident in going forward and don't flinch? Also, do these things still have their venom?
Well, convince her through religion
>I bet she doesn't reject apples (forbidden fruit)
>She was the one who listened to that snake. This is a great opportunity for her to prove she has changed and atoned by becoming the master of the snake
>According to the Old Testament in which this whole snake bullcrap is found she should just stfu and obey her husband anyway
>Satan probably didn't manifest as this exact species of snake. I mean, what's the chance?
>If God didn't want snakes to stay alive, they wouldn't have gotten on that boat
This post kind of made me cringe for multiple reasons. Please don't say any of the things he suggested to your mother. I'm not going to do a point by point because that's very silly, but I will take the time to point out that apples are not mentioned in Genesis at all.
My mother was phobic of rats, but during a period of time where I didn't have a place, I had to keep them with me at hers. She gradually warmed up to them, eventually even liking them and was sad when I took them when I moved out again. The best way to do this would just be a slow introduction over time. I would suggest something like a ball python, because you don't want to introduce her to a faster-moving snake. Even if it's religious-based fear, she will probably adapt as she gets more acquainted with the animal, though it will be very difficult at first.
My mother told me she hates snakes so I never told her that I got one. She knew I had a tarantula though and I just told her the mice in the fridge were for that spider. One day, we had to move and when she saw me carrying the enclosure, she asked me where the snake was.
She just figured it out on her own.
Maybe you guys can tell me if Im responding to this properly:
Whenever my ball python poops, shortly after he coughs roughly 3-4 times and constricts his whole body to push out the last little bit. I figure its no big deal because he's still active and eating well. What does /an/ think? This has been going on for 3 months now btw.
My Mam hated snakes, I just showed her pictures of them as babies and shit and just gave her some space on the subject, when she seemed more turned around I bought a viv because "it was cheap" (it was) and then approached the subject again and she said maybe so I just went ahead and did it, when the little baby turned up she was shocked at how not terrifying it was. She loves him now, it's her snake grandson she says.
She wont hold him though.
Sounds normal. Snakes all have their little eccentricities. As long as temps and humidity are good, snake appears healthy, active, not having major changes in weight, all should be well.
Posting snek house, is good? I am new to sneks
Here he is, the first day I got him. The first thing she remarked was how small and cute he was.
Looks pretty but like anon above said, the snake doesn't care. What kind of snake? A lot are pretty agoraphobic and like places to hide and I can't see many.
Also weighted water bowls are a must (there probably is one and I've missed it)
cali king, ive postitioned every object in the tank to give me No blind spots whatsoever, all of the caves and hideouts are custom made to have at least one wall of glass so i can easily see into them, im paranoid of my snek escaping so i made sure i can find him
thats just happy water! like when a dog wags its tail, my uncles snek used to spill water on me if i played with it to much, its completly normal for sneks
how can you keep a consistent humidity in your terrarium?
Currently I am just spraying my terrarium very often, it tries and goes to around 20-30% humidity within 20-30 minutes.
Basking bulb is sitting at around 88-94 degrees and I also have a ceramic heat emitter to keep the ambient heat up/
On a side note, do I need anything else for my terrarium?
You best be talking about my roommate and bit my precious little Angel
I get that, it's awfully stressful when a snake goes missing and you'll read some horror stories. The general truth seems to be it happens to almost everyone at least ones (at least with corns) because they're crafty little fuckers. Usually it's just for a month then they turn back up, the best thing to do is be prepared for WHEN they go missing. Bottle traps and electric blankets are fantastic at drawing snakes out.
When my corn went missing it was awful, he was missing for a month or more and I searched top to bottom, had bottle traps out the whole time, heat mats set up hoping to draw him out. Nothing worked.
Then one day, I'm in my room looking for a scart lead and he's just sitting there in this small toddler chair looking at me. He was freezing cold, had lost a lot of weight and looked pale. 10 minutes into the viv and after drinking some water he brightened up and then went for a well deserved curl up in the hot side.
He always seemed more adapted to the cold after that though...
tl;dr snakes go missing despite our best efforts, they almost always turn up though
Damp moss and maybe stick an extra water bowl in somewhere to get more moisture in the air, just an adding to the towel thing
Normal humidity for a room should be 50-60 in most places, the tank should naturally share that
My snake Clyde just fed em he's a red tail boa
>MFW never had any feeding problems with my BP
I have a few snakes, easy as fuck to look after once you know what to do.
1x California King
2x Yellow Anaconda
1x Reticulated Python
Great pets man, the retic is such a puppy it's unreal.
My young ball python won't eat an appropriately sized rat pup (as thick as he is at his thickest point) but will demolish a fuzzy mouse, should I feed him 2 fuzzies to make up for it?
On a side note, I've recently gone to the pet store I purchAsed him from and his siblings have shed but he has not nor does he show signs he is about to.
Could this be a problem?