Tips for Newbies thread!

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  1. davidhen

    davidhen New Member

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    Terminology

    Anyone know a good book or website to clear up some of the breeding terminology? T+, 100% HET etc. and perhaps a description/explanation of some of the morphs?
     
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    Try designer serpents website they are a sponsor on this site
    will gife you some idee
     
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    Try this, I got it from a Facebook site but believe it came from designer serpents web page originally.
     

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    Hey guys thanks for this thread! Picking up my new Carpet Python in 8 weeks, and this helped me :)
     
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    Can anyone help me with winter temps for a young diamond.

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    QUESTIONS- no question is a stupid question. If you are new to keeping Reptiles then one of the best ways to learn is to ask those with the experience. We all start somewhere and I’ve seen a lot of people just wing it because they didn’t want to sound dumb asking questions. I started on this page 10+ years ago and some of the advice and tips given to me back then was invaluable.
     
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    Hello guys and gals.
    I have a young diamond got him around 2 months ago and was told he was 6 months old and the breeder told me to keep him on small pinky rats for a couple of months he is around 50cm give or take a little. Should I up the food size for him? He eats the small pinkies not a problem.
     
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    Hatchling carpet pythons can take pinkie rats, yours could be on weaner mice or bigger
     
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    I was thinking something like that due to the fact from the time he strikes at the food to the time he has fully swallowed it is only a few minutes.
     
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    A feed should last 5-10minutes or 15minutes if your giving a fairly large feed
     
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    No worries, I will up his feed right away. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Hey everyone,

    Quick questions i have recently got a Darwin carpet about 5 - 6 foot long.

    On the bottom of his tank i have artifcial turf and it is really starting to smell.. I clean the tank out a 3-4 time a week and change the turf and wash the old one.. Am i better buying some Aspen snake bedding?

    Also i have been feeding him one large rat a week as told by the old owner.. is this too frequent for him to be eating?

    Thanks in advance
     
  13. Steve64

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    Yep my son uses the artificial turf as well and his enclosure stinks too. IMO Kritter Crumble or something similar is the way go, especially if you want the natural look. When they 'mess up' I just grab a freezer bag and take a big handful, getting as much of the 'wet' substrate as you can, quick spray of F10, and couple of handfuls of fresh substrate over the top. I never get any smell, and I just do a total change every 6 months. As for the feeding i'm no expert but bigger feeds less often seems to be generally the way to go. I feed my 5yo Bredli a large rat about every three weeks and people still tell me i'm overfeeding him.
     
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    Are there key signs that your hatchie has settled in? Some people I have spoken to have talked about them not feeding while settleing in to their new home. Her last feed she had was 7 days ago according to the breeder. And I don’t want to force trying to feed her everyday and stress her out. Any tips about settling in or initial feeding would be great! Thanks in advance
     
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    Not really a newbie, my Spotted has been with me for 9 years now, but since I'm about to add a new animal (a Centralian) to my collection, as soon as my new license card arrives *grumbles and mutters and swears at Australia Post*, have a few things I'm not sure of and figure it can't hurt to ask of people with more experience.

    In terms of lighting; Fluro tube, fluro bulb or LEDs?
    Climbing; dowelling or branches? If the latter what's a good source?
     

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