Meet Bo, Banded Pygmy Python

Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Paige, Jul 18, 2014.

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  1. Paige

    Paige New Member

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    In April my precious, first, scale baby arrived. At barely 5 months old she looked like an over grown worm (a beautiful one), she struck at me so many times as i transferred her from her bag to her click clack (not that you really feel a pygmy bite at 5 months). I did as i had been advised (repeatedly by many, many people) and let her settle for 2 weeks before handling and fed her as soon as time advised had come. She fed and still feeds with great enthusiasm!
    Now nearly 3 months in in ownership, i have so much love for this little curious creature. Though she can't handle anything bigger than a pinkie mouse yet (we tried a fuzzy last week but there was no way it was happening) and is sitting at 32cm, she is defiently my pride and joy. And a beginning of a rising addiction im afraid!
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    I havent seen much on the Banded Pygmy so I though i might add mine to the site
     
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    Shes so small! Hopefully she tames down nicely for you, though her bites wont really hurt any way. Awesome little snake.
     
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    Oh wow she is teeny.

    I have a hatchling banded pygmy too. It bit my daughter a heap of times when transfered out of the bag when we first got him. Didn't feel a thing but certainly cranky!!!

    Ours has settled down heaps though. We an open the enclosure door and wait a few minutes. If he wants to come out he slithers on over. Most the time he doesn't but occaisionally we get a hello.

    Ours is on a fair sized mouse. I can't remember what size exactly but WAY bigger than a pinkie. Have you tried leaving it in the container and allowing time?
     
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    CrystalMoon Reptile Lover Donator

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    Congratulations on an awesome little critter :D
     
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    Yeah she is so very small, she has stopped biting now and has only bitten out of fear in the last 2 months.
    I left a fuzzy with her, she constricted it and held it for a fair while while trying to size it up looking from head to tail but she ended up letting it go and going back into her hide after 5 minutes. I left it there for a bit longer but she wasn't interested so i fed her 3 pinkies and she smashed them down very quickly. I managed to find some slightly older pinkies (if thats what you'd still call them) and she had no trouble with them. Its like she is in between sizes
     
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    I know this is an old thread but would you happen to know where I can get a Banded Pygmy Python. Ive been searching everywhere!
     
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