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- 18-Jun-12, 02:58 PM #16
I just measure them roughly cause it's very difficult to measure a squirming snake! I do it dry and it's just for me as a guesstimate!3 x childreni, 1 x spotted, 1 x Georgetown Stimsoni, 1 x Murray Darling, 1 x Central Beardie and from the 5/5/13 2 Shingleback babies I'm here to help, not judge..like others enjoy doing MAD MINI WOMAN! Hot bricks ROCK!
- 18-Jun-12, 03:01 PM #17
It wouldn't be anywhere near accurate because soughs are always stretched (wet or dry). I had a 5.5 metre slough from a scrubby but the snake was definitely under 5 metres.
- 18-Jun-12, 03:07 PM #18
I have a JCP that would only eat while perched... tried feeding him at the bottom of the enclosure would not strike (recorded that)... following week on perch, struck first time... following week on the floor would not strike and again same scenario the following week (all recorded - me going ????). Next week back on perch struck first time and again on the next feed. Conclusion from records - said JCP prefers to feed while perched and would not strike at food while on the ground. Do not feed on the ground - less a wasted prey item.Two wrongs don't make it right, but 2 rights will make a U-turn.
- 18-Jun-12, 04:55 PM #20
The scrubby sough - the tails are 320mm each plus the gaps.
- 20-Jun-12, 09:05 PM #21
I'm a record nut and couldn't imagine not keeping data! I have great plans to put the data into a spreadsheet and make graphs, but haven't had time yet. I keep records of sloughing, feeding and the animal's weight. For my snake, I weigh every pack of rodents I buy and calculate an average weight for each rodent. That is so I can compare growth rate with the size of the feed. I don't bother recording craps - with only two animals, it's pretty easy to remember their toilet habits and I feel I would recognise anything out of the ordinary.
So far, my records are so that I can track the growth of my animals, both of whom are still sub-adults. I imagine these records would be very handy for picking up health problems early, particularly anything that involves weight.Proud custodian of Zephyr, a female wheatbelt Stimmie (hatched 13/12/10)
Future custodian of a mate for Zephyr, a pair of jungles, a pair of GTPs, etc, etc...
Renenet needs to stop looking at pictures of pretty snakes.
if you have a iphone/ipad/ maybe even the new ipods there is app call snake keeper. you can record feeds,sheds,wieght,length etc and if you wanna sell the snake all you have to do is transfer that data to your computer and email it the buyer
All my hatchies have a notepad with feeding and shedding dates, occasional growth measurements, and type of food. Adults are written on a couple of calanders just out of habit. I keep hatchie records up to 2yrs, then they go on the calanders aswell
I keep a record of when I feed my snakes, what they eat, when they shed, weight and so on. I do this so I can tell if there is a problem and/or if they are doing something out character to investigate it. If I need to take them to the vets I always take it with me, so I can prove/explain my concern with evidence to back it up. Aswell as a record book I have downloaded and use and iphone application called 'Snake keeper' some of the measurements are in US not austrlian equivalents, however it is good to answer questions when I am out and about.
Last edited by sagara_cp_2006; 22-Jun-12 at 02:09 PM.
- 22-Jun-12, 11:36 PM #26
well here's another reason- today i took one of my snakes to the vet and i was able to bring her complete record sheet with her. It was a huge help in letting the vet know whats been going on and diagnosing her.1 Diamond Python (Heidi), 1 Darwin Carpet Python (Blaze), 3 Children's Pythons (Charlie, Eleanor & Boo Radley), 3 Black Soil Dragons (Icarus, Calypso & Rocket), 2 Central Netted Dragons (Triton & Sally), and 1 Corgidor (Bonnie).
- 23-Jun-12, 12:54 AM #27
I record what they eat, when, weight of the prey, poop dates, shed dates, length (via herpmeasure) every 2nd month, snake's weight every month. It may seem over the top to weigh the prey but I find it very beneficial to compare grams in vs grams gained for growing snakes (not so useful with adults). If a snake's food conversion rate drops it can be a sign of something wrong, also just a bit of peace of mind
I also weigh my beardies monthly, particular handy records to have this time of the year when they are brumating so I can make sure they are fat enough to brumate and to see how they are travelling mid sleep and not losing too much weight
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