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    Cool, cool snake! I often thought about getting a scrub for a few years. But I just have not read much about actual experiences.
    I hope the OP keeps this thread updated. Congrats!
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Reinz View Post
    Cool, cool snake! I often thought about getting a scrub for a few years. But I just have not read much about actual experiences.
    I hope the OP keeps this thread updated. Congrats!
    If you like carpets and can get a docile scrubby, I think you'll be very pleased.

    And I'll be very jealous.

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    She's so pretty! About how big will she get?
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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

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    She's so pretty! About how big will she get?
    I'd probably guess ON AVERAGE 8' to 11' with room for exceptions.

    The big scrubs are the Kinghorni from Australia. Similar to the dwarf and super dwarf reticulated pythons, there are smaller localities of Amethystine python.

    I've seen a bit of conflicting information published as to whether or not the males or females get larger. Some of the reading I've done indicates, at least in the wild, males are larger due to male/male combat which is similar to certain species of carpet python that engage in that same behavior. However, captivity often/almost always, changes things. Having that in mind females frequently end up at least equal in size if not larger than males.

    Unfortunately I have not read enough in-depth on these as I ended up taking the retic route.

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    ^ What Gio said The biggest recorded scrub I believe was 14 feet! I also agree with in the wild males are bigger, but captivity changes everything.
    I got her to eat today (I had thawed a rat for my corn snake and didn't realize he was in shed, and I didn't want to waste the rat) And I didn't realize how slow they strike! I am used to the crazy fast strikes of my other snakes, she is very lazy about it.
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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by spazhime View Post
    ^ What Gio said The biggest recorded scrub I believe was 14 feet! I also agree with in the wild males are bigger, but captivity changes everything.
    I got her to eat today (I had thawed a rat for my corn snake and didn't realize he was in shed, and I didn't want to waste the rat) And I didn't realize how slow they strike! I am used to the crazy fast strikes of my other snakes, she is very lazy about it.

    I love your new snake and hope you keep these updates coming, good or bad.

    I want to hear the new owner's perspective and I think others would too.

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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    If you like carpets and can get a docile scrubby, I think you'll be very pleased.

    And I'll be very jealous.
    Well you know I LOVE Carpets!

    I think that I will always have a void until I get a giant of some sort.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by spazhime View Post
    ^ What Gio said The biggest recorded scrub I believe was 14 feet! I also agree with in the wild males are bigger, but captivity changes everything.
    I got her to eat today (I had thawed a rat for my corn snake and didn't realize he was in shed, and I didn't want to waste the rat) And I didn't realize how slow they strike! I am used to the crazy fast strikes of my other snakes, she is very lazy about it.

    That was hilarious how she just let the rat rest in the crook of her body. It was like she was thinking, "I'll just save this for later".
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

    1.2 Coastal Carpet Pythons
    Mack The Knife, 2013
    Lizzy, 2010
    Etta, 2013
    1.1 Jungle Carpet Pythons
    Esmarelda , 2014
    Sundance, 2012
    0.1 Normal BCI Boa, Butch, age?
    1.0 BCI Boa, Punch, 2005
    0.1 Normal Ball Python, Elvira, 2001
    0.1 Olive (Aussie) Python, Olivia, 2017

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    Re: Merauke scrub python female, progression thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Reinz View Post
    Cool, cool snake! I often thought about getting a scrub for a few years. But I just have not read much about actual experiences.
    I hope the OP keeps this thread updated. Congrats!
    About 20 years ago I had an adult pair. I never managed to get them to breed but they were great feeders and were manageable. The female was smaller than the male at about 7' and was puppy dog tame. The male was over 9' and was tame for the most part. He did tag me once completely unprovoked and it hurt pretty bad (his head was the size of a shoe box) but never did it again and was never defensive. For the most part they were both very calm and I handled them regularly.

    My guess is they are much like most other species. Temperaments can vary from individual to individual so choose wisely based on what you are looking for. I would not want to work with an aggressive 10' scrub. The one in the video may be slow striking but I have seen how quick they can move when they want to. I wold not underestimate one when it is inspired.
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    Yeah these guys can get very big, and being arboreal they have larger than average teeth as well! I am incredibly lucky and this female is docile, and I plan on keeping her that way I asked specifically what her temperament was just to be sure. This girl has not done anything defensive other than musk a little bit, even right out of the box.
    The slow strike was just a surprise to me, as I am used to species who hit fast and hard when hungry. Considering the negative connotations with scrub pythons I was expecting a flighty bitey baby that would need taming down. But she is very calm, even when taking food it seems
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