Golden Crowneds and Marsh Snakes

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  1. omg_a_gecko

    omg_a_gecko Active Member

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    More pics

    They're now had multiple feeds and poops as you can see in these pics, now they're taking a whole adult mouse tail. Each feed is taking less time and fiddling having practiced the method Col suggest, thanks again Col! :D
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    More Marsh and Crowned feeding
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    I bet their MOM's look great omg a gecko.
     
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    Lol, I bet they do too! still looking forward to the pics when Col shows me eventually :D
     
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    Looking good mate!
    Just curious is there a reason they are in tall tubs or is that just what was available at the time?
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Great to see them being kept and bred in captivity.We often get them coming inside trying to escape the heat in summer.
     
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    For the moment, I find tubs convinient to keep clean and maintain some humidity. Also while they're so small they could easily slip between the panes of glass of an enclosure! Maybe you have some ideas for a setup?
     
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    Tubs are fine imo, I was just wondering why the tubs were so tall as usually people keep them in tubs that have more length than height, I thought there may be a reason behind this?
     
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    Yep Col did a great job breeding them, I think he mentioned getting them a tiny bottle of passion pop.

    A lot of people stress out over the marshies and crowneds around thinking they are brown snakes- if only they knew how lucky they are like you do :D
     
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    Were you by any chance at the last Ahs meeting chatting with col? I was the nosey one looking at the gold crowns
     
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    Beautys. Its a shame they dont come onto the market more often.
     
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    Yeah I'd love one if they werent hard to get feeding.
    Oh and my mum wouldnt let me anyway :/
     
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    I don't think they are hard to get feeding Snakeluvver you just have to be shown how.
    Different isn't hard.
    But I'll put my money where my mouth is and found out in a week!
     
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    The crowneds and marshies are enjoying a new substrate, moving on from dampened paper towel to expanded cocoa peat. A few pics from their most recent assist feeding session c:
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    Hey omg_a_gecko!

    How big are they now?
    I've got my lot feeding pretty well, one of them seems to swallow as soon as you put it's mouth but the other needs to be down further, nearly the whole thing.
    Have yours got progressively better?
     
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    Easier each time, improving my method each assist feed, usually about 2-3cm in and they walk the top of their mouths along with a bit of assist by them pushing the mouse tail against the enclosure wall c:
     
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    bahahahahahaha^^^
    Great work all mine are almost feeding fluently by them selves.
    greats snakes to keep.
     
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    Yer one is perfect, the other is a little tool haha.
     
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    Sunday night one of my bub Marshies fed without assist feeding for the first time! very satisfying
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    Oops, Just cleaned out my PM inbox, any snobbing was unintentional! :oops:
     
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