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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna used the bathroom last night, and got weighed today when I cleaned her tank.

    She weighed in at 1,770 grams. Exactly what she weighed dry on 9/30/18.

    She's had one rat in the past 3 months (she started her "fast" on 9/30/18 after having a rat on 9/16/18) on 11/13/18 and has lost zero weight in the past 3 months.

    Amazing how efficient BP's, and snakes in general, can be. She's basically been brumating, and spends 90% of her time, even at night, curled up and hidden. She hasn't been hunting or exploring, for the most part, and I was shocked when she took the rat on 11/13.

    Here's Shayna refusing to stay still for a photo and weight. She's looking a little faded (it's also bad lighting) and hasn't shed since 9/29/18, so she might be due soon. She usually sheds 3 to 4 times a year.

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    Pretty girl!
    Our familiy: Noodle the albino ratsnake; Spot the Banana BP, Lucy the massive pinstripe BP, Harold the panther chameleon, Poppy the hedgehog, Bob and Ross the beta fish, Maya the dog, Max and Momo the cats, Tauntaun the Light Brahma Chicken (lives at the high school barn), two teenagers, and a very nice partner, all well-loved and cared for.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Shayna used the bathroom last night...
    I hope she remembered to put the seat down...?

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Shayna has been doing great. She is brumating this winter, but is skipping every other meal or so, not virtually every one, like she does most winters. I am offering every 3 weeks, when I offer Behira, not every two weeks, as I do during the summer. Still she's eating every 6 weeks or so and hasn't lost any weight yet this year since she started brumating/becoming less active and starting to refuse meals about 3 1/2-4 months ago (I need to check exactly when she started).

    I take her out less in the winter as she is much less active and since she's eating less, I do not want to overstimulate her.

    However, I had her out yesterday for a little while and she looked particularly good, especially since she hasn't shed in a few months. I took a few pictures. See below.










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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    She's still beautiful! Looks like she hasn't missed a meal.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    She's still beautiful! Looks like she hasn't missed a meal.
    Thank you!

    She's missed MANY meals! That's the beauty of snakes, and BP's in particular! They can miss a meal, or many, and still be healthy and happy long-term.

    Edit: She's missed meals because she wanted to, not because I didn't offer, to be clear .
    Last edited by dakski; 01-08-2019 at 11:43 PM.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Thank you!

    She's missed MANY meals! That's the beauty of snakes, and BP's in particular! They can miss a meal, or many, and still be healthy and happy long-term.

    Edit: She's missed meals because she wanted to, not because I didn't offer, to be clear .
    Absolutely!

    I just got my 1st noodle on Dec. 8th but he's a PORKER. He'd eat 7 days/wk if I left it up to him. Never had f/t until I brought him home last month.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Absolutely!

    I just got my 1st noodle on Dec. 8th but he's a PORKER. He'd eat 7 days/wk if I left it up to him. Never had f/t until I brought him home last month.
    Glad he switched to F/T easily. They usually do, especially when young.

    When young, they tend not to skip meals too often. However, as they age, it's more common. So when/if it happens, just remember, it's not uncommon for BP's. We will be here for support either way .

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Glad he switched to F/T easily. They usually do, especially when young.

    When young, they tend not to skip meals too often. However, as they age, it's more common. So when/if it happens, just remember, it's not uncommon for BP's. We will be here for support either way .
    Ha! Good, cuz I'm gonna need it. LOL I fall asleep thinking about Monty and wake up thinking about Monty. It's a sickness but at least y'all understand.

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    Re: Shayna - Our Albino Spider Ball

    Looking great, her yellow in her markings look really bright today in those pics

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