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    We are currently working on an 8ft cage for her! Progress is slow, but until its done here are some pics of her perching
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    Looking good as always.

    I look forward to seeing the enclosure!

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    Thank you! I am excited for it to be done, its being a pain in my neck haha.
    Took her outside, I can't wait to see her periscope like this when she is 10+ feet long!
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    Those are really fun pictures.

    The periscope behavior is funny, and I'll bet if there was a nearby tree you'd be off to the races to keep that one from going UP!

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    I was laughing so hard, she was a good foot and a half off the ground! I keep her well away from our tree
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    I really am curious about the instincts, habits and movements of these guys.

    I like to compare different species, their similarities, differences and try to get a better understanding of where these snakes relate to like species.

    I can tell you from my experience with my own SD x Dwarf and minimal mainland retic they are extremely fast, a bit twitchy when initially touched with a snake hook, and are usually busy when handling. Pre-feeding movements are extremely rapid. Wallace will pop out of his hide, quickly advance, stop and then track every movement I make. This is MUCH different from the behaviors of any other snake I have here. My coastal carpet, which probably should act more like a scrubby, is an exception. She's a dud unless the food is live. She is very strange with frozen thawed and always has been.

    My boa, well he's a boa. He rarely refuses food, is very, very slow, controlled and calculated in his movements.

    I really would like to hear your account and actually any others here about the general habits of the scrub. I want to compare them to retics, more specifically the dwarf of SD versions.

    Everything discussed here will more than likely be personal experience and probably limited to one or two snakes unless there are keepers of several.

    What traits do you see in your scrubby?

    We'll start with that, and forgive me if this topic expands your progression thread into some "off topic" discussion. The main goal here is to get a feel for scrubs and I'm sure a few of the newer retic folks will jump in and we will chat about each species.

    From videos I've seen scrubs seem to handle a bit slower and I've never heard of them "bucking" like retics.

    OK,

    Let's get started with what you have seen!
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    Tali is incredibly fast moving, she is not defensive in her cage so I don't have to use a hook luckily. She responds to 'training' in a sense, if I open up her cage without tapping on the top she knows it is handling time, if I tap on the top of the cage she immediately goes into feeding mode. She is very active with her handling! She is constantly on the move, looking around and exploring her environment.

    I've noticed with feeding, she has a very strong feeding response but is careful about it? It is tough to explain, but she takes a minute to inspect it, and then hits it hard! She will take anything I put in front of her, which is nice.

    When I go in cage to pick her up, she twitches a bit and comes to investigate my hand, but is completely fine with me picking her up. However the second she is out, she tries to go straight up!

    However, I have heard from other keepers that her temperament is not common, scrubbies tend to be more flighty than curious, and more defensive than not. I got lucky with her!

    Also, she got upgraded in food size today. She just keeps growing!
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    Looking very nice.

    I like the rundown of behaviors you gave too.

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    Thank you!
    I tried out a little photo-center today. I definitely need a tri pod, and I also need more light next time, haha
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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Tali looks spectacular Spaz! She's going to be one majestic adult. I like that she's 'thoughtful' before attacking her food. Some of my critters tend to strike first and ask questions later.
    2.2 carpet pythons, 1.1 bull snakes
    1.0 bredli python, 1.0 olive python

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