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Hey, I have a female diamond in an indoor enclosure.
I also have a female jungle in an indoor enclosure and slightly larger. My drama is I have just acquired a diamond that has been living in an aviary for most of its life(3years) I don't have an aviary or an indoor enclosure at the moment that is empty. Can I put this un-sexed diamond in with either of my other two? The diamond enclosure is approx 1200 h x 800w x 300d. The jungle python enclosure is 1200x 1000x500.
And what about hides? Take them out or leave them ? Anyone else had this problem :-)
The jungle is also female
Id put it with the diamond if anythin and prob buy another hide. But if u are planning on getting an enclouse soon just pop it in a storage tub. Im not goin to say y did u get him if u dont have space for him cause thats annoyin haha and everyones circumstances are different. But yer keep it seperate for a few weeks in a tub or something just for quarintine. Then if u want to keep them together introduce on neutural grounds and see how they go do this for a short time at the start them longer and longer each day then if they cope fine pop them in together just make sure u feed seperatly.
- 06-Jun-12, 10:47 AM #3
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quarintine first then introduce!
- 06-Jun-12, 10:59 AM #4
Don't you need/want to keep the new snake quarantined from the other two? If you put them together you risk infecting your current snakes with mites, other parasites or viruses like OPMV/Ferlavirus. Most people recommend keeping any new snakes quarantine in a separate room from your normal collection for at least 6-12months.
Once you have quarantined the new snake for a good length of time and the new snake is the same size as your current snakes then it should be ok to house them together with either of your current snakes, you would either have a female/female pairing or female/male pairing. Do be aware that if it is a male and you put it with the jungle they can and probably will breed, and it would be better to make true diamond python babies than jungle/diamond cross babies. There is always a risk one snake may try to eat the other but many people do it and have no problems, just remember to feed separately away from the enclosure and leave to settle for a few hours before putting them together again.
I am not sure if the size enclosures you have would be enough for 2 adult pythons.... they sound fairly big but it depends how big the snakes are. I have never housed snakes together so see what other more experienced keepers have to say.
Personally i would figure out how to get another enclosure but that's just me, i'm not interested in breeding and i don't want to worry about feeding separately and still have plenty of enclosures and space for the size of my collection.bredli carpet python, woma python
wishlist: rough scaled python, geckos, etc... Truthfully, I want just about everything...
Thanks very much for your responses. Quarantine was never even thought of. Glad you mentioned it.... I was definitely getting another enclosure only I was feeling guilty keeping this diamond (2.5 meters) in a tub for too long. Considering it came from a massive colour bond aviary. Thanks again for your input.
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