"weird" behaviour from my Diamond!

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  1. Sezzzzzzzzz

    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone,

    my diamond Sheldon has been acting weird all week, i know it sounds silly, but he has been majorly active during the day, and seems to be trying to get out off his enclosure... I will try to take a pic later. He is nearly a yearling, and about 3 ft long. I have just upped his feed to a small rat every week his temps are 30 hot end and 23-26 cool, (depending on the days weather.). is he getting that loving feeling or is his enclosure maybe too small for him? he's in a 80hx 45 x45 exo terra glass viv...

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Maybe hungry??
    Southern reps like Diamonds know that this is peak season for tucker
    Wild ones dont feed much all winter
    Bit young to be horny
     
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    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    i just upped his feed to small rats last week!
    thats not to say he doesnt want more i suppose!
    and he has been displaying this behaviour since i fed him last saturday.
     
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    i would say hungry, try offering him a second or slightly smaller one.
     
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    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    thanks redlittlejim. i might put him back to the 2 weiners, as he didnt display this behaviour when he was getting them. he isnt displaying any other hunger behaviour though. But i am willing to try anything to make him happy (plus i dont fancy a feeding response bite!)
     
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    Try the 2 small rats
    Weaners would be like us having a cheese sandwich for dinner
    just enough but still a bit peckish
    Growing nicely
    Let him grow as he wants to
     
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    as stupid as it sounds, he still looks too small for small rats, he's long and lean, but my god he wolfs into them!! will feed him again tonite, only have 2 smalls left and much some much smaller ones than that, will give him one and then top him up after the expo, and then next feed ill give him 2 smalls!

    thanks heaps guys.
     
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    I just moved a 2.5metres retic from a villa here
    Had a little chow down before I got there
    House owners maltese terrier complete with leather collar

    Youd be surprised what they can fit when hungry
     
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    Oh dear.
     
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    Yes it was quite a dear little doggy they said
    But at least they called me instead of knocking it
    Be interesting to see if it passes the buckle ok
    We'll keep it for a week somewhere warm/dark and hope it comes out
     
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    sweet get any pics
     
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    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    If my kitten doesnt figure out where the litter tray is he may be his next meal then!!! lol

    Just gave him 1 small and a velvet (all i had extra) hopefully that leaves him more satisfied!
     
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    Lol, holy ****... that's a little harsh! :p obviously you were joking but still :D

    Very surprised they called you instead of knocking it after it ate their dog :) shows the true animatarian (though that isn't actually a word, it's defined here so heh :D) in some.

    I would really like to see pics also; that's pretty amazing, probably not since the snake was 2.5m just the story though in itself.
     
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    Sezzzzzzzzz Very Well-Known Member

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    No. not joking! lol. i am at the end of my tether toilet training this kitten!!! lmao.
     
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    Lol, well i suppose that's up to you o.0 not sure if you can legally feed cats to a Snake... not sure why you couldn't though if you killed it humanly; anyway lets stop there.
     
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    please lets, lol. i actually quite like my kitten, just toilet training him and my daughter at once is proving to be stressful! lol

    At least i didnt say i was gonna feed my daughter to Sheldon, lol.
     
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    Most interesting bit was why they called us
    A few months GF took some slitherers to the daughters school as part of our free education program
    Was her dog but she remembered the GF and how endangered reps are becoming in Indonesia and made her parents ring
    Its curled up now in a box in our bedroom with a huge belly
    Never saw the dog but it was 3 years old so probably a fair size
     
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    obviously you are educating people over there in a positive way longqi!
     
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    We are doing our best to teach the local kids that snakes are really not too bad
    Have 5 snakes living in class rooms in different schools with the kids responsible for their care
    Lots of phone calls from the kids and teachers but zero major dramas so far
    Just have to watch they dont get 'loved to death'
    Local people are really starting to question about environmental and ecological problems here
    Its good to be even slightly involved
     
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    Diamonds as a species are pretty active usually right? I'd enjoy it if I was you :)

    I'd get a larger encosure and enjoy the show :)

    My Jungle (100cm at 13 months) is in a 400L enclosure (about 1.25 high x 85cm Wide x 38cm Deep) and he uses every bit of it at night. I always catch him cruising around. I wish he was that active during the day instead.
     
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