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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    That's great news dave, glad she's back on track with her feeding schedule

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    BP's are strange if you've kept Boas or most colubrids. They eat on their schedule, not ours!

    I started with a BP and then got into corn snakes, Boas, and Carpet Pythons. So, I love them for their ease of feeding, but still adore Shayna. Aside from her eating habits and being a bit shy, she's a wonderful girl.

    However, I tell most people who want a BP as a first snake, especially those who are "helicopter" parents, to get a colubrid first. Between the humidity requirements, and especially the fasting and skipping meals, I do not think they are great first snakes. Having said that, they usually have an awesome demeanor. Of course, new snake owners like to handle, and although calm participants, I find Shayna does well for about ten minutes and then wants back. Behira, Feliz, my corns, they can be handled longer, especially the Boas. The boas either want to explore all day or fall asleep on me. Shayna gets antsy.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna has been eating like a pig. I've been offering small rats (averaging about 70G) every two weeks, instead of mediums (about 100-110G). She's eaten every meal since she broke her fast, except for when in shed. Below are pictures of meal time and of her post shed.







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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Really glad she's back on her feeding schedule again dave, she's looking great by the way

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Really glad she's back on her feeding schedule again dave, she's looking great by the way

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    Every year. I am used to it now. She's already almost back to her weight from last year. With BP's, you just roll with the "they eat when they want" punches.

    Yeah, the camera doesn't do her justice. She literally glows, like neon glows.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Feeding small rats over mediums has made a big difference in Shayna's appetite. She's eating like clockwork (except when in fast or shed). I fed her two nights ago and she nailed the rat. Scared me because she strikes about 1X a year. I never know when it's coming .

    She's almost back to pre-fast weight and is doing well.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna has nailed 2 rats in a row (1 per feeding) for the first time since she was little. For years she struck maybe 1X a year, now it seems she is striking at her prey regularly.

    Smaller prey items over the same duration (small rats/2 week intervals) has gotten her really interested in food again. As has the proper enclosure (her boaphile) with proper temps and humidity and a great temp gradient. I think all these things contribute.

    Either way, I am happy she's eating regularly and with zest!

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna reached pre-fast weight this week. 1,780G. She had urinated and urated, but probably needs to poop soon. Either way, the most she ever weighed was 1,790G wet. So she's doing great. Again, eating well and great body definition, etc. Still a total sweetie. She turns 7 in September.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    She's beautiful!

    Glad she's eating so well for you. Love her color.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna spent some quality time with Dad today. Katie got a good picture of us.


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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Did she not want to smile for the camera dave like dad, makes me laugh when you want to take a picture of the face and they hide being all shy
    She really looks great dave

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