My Python family

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  1. Lanea

    Lanea Not so new Member

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    Hi all. Been here about 6 wks now. Was researching like crazy in search of my first snake. (Been around them heaps though)

    So..... 6 weeks later I have four....

    Meet my team.

    NEO

    CLEOPATRA

    RORY

    ARCHIE

    Just in search of a roughie and then my team is complete!!

    THANK YOU to everyone who helped me and offered their advice!!
     
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    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    Hi, is there meant to be pics with your post? I can't see them??
     
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  3. Lanea

    Lanea Not so new Member

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  4. Pauls_Pythons

    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    I'm a bit jealous Lanea, I have been intending to add some GTP's to my collection for a while but didn't get around to it yet.
     
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    Lanea Not so new Member

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    Sorry total newb! Forgot my pics

    GTP is Neo
    Baby Spooted (my 8 yr olds) is Rory
    Albino Darwin is Cleopatra
    Coastal Carpet is Archie

    A dream to handle. Poor boy was handed to a pet shop, starved and no light source. Hasn’t eaten yet. I hope I havent bitten off more than I can chew with him. He is a beautiful boy. So friendly and loves being held. Has a brand new massive home with 3 hides plenty of warmth and light. Trees (fake) for added natural setting but has so far refused 3 rats. I feel sad for him....

    The pet shop gave him to me for barely nothing as they didn’t even want to waste their rats on him and they aren’t a pet shop who specialise in reptiles and didn’t want him long term. Such a gorgeous boy though

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    I’m using thawed out med rats. Even tried thawed weaners. Not happy with either. May have to try a freshly killed rat & see what happens.

    Anyone have any tips?
     
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  6. Pauls_Pythons

    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Not unusual for animals to refuse food at this time of year as its breeding season.
    I wouldn't worry too much, just leave him be till spring.
     
  7. Lanea

    Lanea Not so new Member

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    Been in snake community 6 wks and have one. Problem is, he was the holy grail snake I’ve always wanted. Where to from here bc I aimed so high??? Hahahaha! I know, a blue green TP. Unfortunately I’m too poor for that!

    Def want a dopey faced adorable roughie. But waiting til all my leather babies are settled before getting more.

    Funny story about the GTP. My tenth anni is coming up. Hubby wanted to buy me a new diamond ring. Told him I don’t want a boring diamond ring, I want a GTP. I knew he couldn’t say no it being our 10th anniversary. That’s the only reason I got holy grail as my first snake lol....
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    The pet shop called him a coastal carpet, Paul do you agree? They weren’t 100% confident. I’m about 90% confident but can’t tell if he has any jungle in him....
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    Even Males slow down food wise in breeding season?
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    100% Lanea. More interested in finding a mate. My belief is that the rest from feeding is good/necessary for their health and longevity of life.

    Certainly looks like a Coastal to me.
     
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    Great collection there, that gtp is really nice

    Sent from my TA-1024 using Tapatalk
     
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    i'd like a gtp, but dont have the space for a gtp setup :p

    regarding the "poor keeping" of the pet shop, snakes don't need a light source, and pet shops will only feed them the minimum fortnightly, atleast the petshops (big names) ive been to, to keep costs down, as they generally dont breed their own but use the stuff they buy from breeders etc
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Excuse my lack of comprehension but does this mean the belief is that they should be fed more frequently than every fortnight?
     
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    cris Almost Legendary

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    At least put them through your ears or someone will post a meme like this ;)

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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Here we go again
     
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    Bl69aze Well-Known Member

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    I’m saying that they are feeding them the minimum they need, which is why they stay so small for their age, which is why they look like they’ve “been starved”
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    If this is a genuine discussion how about creating a thread on the subject instead of taking this one off track.
     
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    Lanea Not so new Member

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    Awesome! Thanks Paul.
    Only reason I was that little bit unsure, was I showed a herp friend this pic, different snake whom I met at a reptile show I took my child to.
    The lady claimed it was a Cape York Coastal. When I showed a herp friend who sold me the Spotted and Albino, he said there is no such thing as a Cape York Coastal. Its a coastal X jungle.

    Thought this looked a lil like Archie my coastal that I just adopted and it made me that teeny bit unsure he wasn't full coastal.

    I still don't get the whole, Cape York Coastal doesn't exist thing, but whatevs!

    Whatever he is, I believe Coastal also, he is beautiful! In looks and disposition!

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    Unsure if this is friendly or nasty sarcasm. But whatevs, I get negative opinions IRL about my love of reptiles so expect it online too.

    The reason I posted these pics, are these are the pics I sent my family of me with my new leather babies, to demonstrate they are fun, friendly, beautiful and harmless. They are the only pics I have. My family think every snake wants to KILL YOU. (Small minded, uneducated, ill exposed, immigrant mentality, combined with being flooded with lectures from Aussies when they first settled here from Europe, to watch out for the deadly snakes!! They were poor when they arrived, built on the outskirts of Melbourne, they didn’t have pythons 20 kms from city, so the houses they were building were around browns and tigers, so the warning was fair, but they think that applies to every snake) These photos were sent to them, trying to change their perception about my snakes and to educate them that I am not in danger and that not all snakes are harmful.

    I dabble in photography, I can't wait to photograph them in natural light with my SLR - But its currently freezing here in Melbourne so these will have to do until I can load up better pics of my pets outside in Summer.

    If my head in a photo of my snakes offends, just keep scrolling. :)

    Or if it's friendly sarcasm, all good. But yeah, you'll be seeing more of my head in my snake pics :)
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Cape York just references a specific region.
    Snakes from different areas can be of the same sub species but exhibit different colouring & patterns.
    You might have heard people reference Gosford Diamonds as these are known for their bright colouration and many carry a different pattern to Diamonds from other regions.
     
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    Lanea Not so new Member

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    Ok, I might clarify my comment.

    I walked into a pet store WHO DONT specialise in reptiles. They sell fish and birds.
    Years ago they sold reptiles and had people in store who knew Herp.

    Unfortunately reptiles aren't big in our area, so they now only specialise in birds and fish, although they still have their reptile licence to trade.

    3 years ago they sold a woman and her 2 little boys this coastal.
    They got bored of it. When I say it had no light source, this was NOT AT THE PET SHOP

    The man who worked there, said that the mum called the guy to come to her house to pick up the Coastal because her boys are over it, they don't feed it and it had no warmth or light. When the pet shop guy went to their house, he said it was in a tiny enclosure with no light or heat source and was looking hungry.

    He fed it in the store a small wearner rat, which it took. Its 2 meters long and he felt it was a small feed for a 2 mtr python.
    He has been thawing rats and trying to feed it, but he wasn't taking it. As they have no other snakes in the store, the rats after being thawed and rejected by the coastal were going into the bin.

    He had it in store for 2 weeks with no interest from anyone and only took that 1 weaner in that time. When I walked in to buy pinkies for my albino and spotted, he said, ‘want a coastal for barely anything. We aren't set up to look after him, and my current staff have never even seen a snake close up because they are new and specialise in birds, and won't touch it or clean out cage, give water etc’. He says, 'handles like a dream but won't eat much and was kept in shocking conditions when I got him from the customers house'. The woman gave it back to the pet shop for free, and then I bought him for $50 and took on the challenge to look after him. I already had a ground dweller set up I inherited from HerpShop friends.

    Hope this makes more sense about my comment, as I didn't mean to open a can of worms about feeding frequency and light source :)

    Also the guy who sold me the snake, knows a little but considers himself a novice also.

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    Oh, wait, here you go Cris.
    A pic without my horrible head...


    I have had them all for only a week.
    So I took a snap or two when I first got them and am trying to let them settle and not over handle and take them out of their homes just for a pic, especially green boy, poor guy suffered enough, 7 hours in transit from QLD to MELB this week.

    Freezing here in Melb. Can't wait to make them some basking branches so in Spring / Summer I can take them outside to photograph them properly.

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    cris Almost Legendary

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    If neutral is not an option, I would chose friendly. Just a meme I only saw recently, I will try it with blokes on hunting forums soon lol.
     
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    Beautiful snakes and one day will be able to get a GTP, they are lovely
     

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