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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    He came from Jennifer Holland of the Boa-Cabana, boa-cabana.com

    No hits for them on the BOI, I'm guessing they're a more local (NE Illinois) breeder. All their animals at the show were gorgeous, I'm definitely keeping their business card.


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Moresby didn't eat last Tuesday, but it was only 3 days after I got him so I wasn't too worried (figured I'd offer, given how calm he is). Last night when I opened the enclosure he pulled back down into his hide, considered the rat briefly, then struck and wrapped.

    He got distracted for a couple minutes watching my husband feed my sand boa, then got back to business.



    I may have to replace his hides or enlarge the openings sooner rather than later!

    Either the breeder got confused on which of the siblings had shed just before the show, or I ended up with the female and not the male - Moresby still hasn't shed, 10 days after the show. I'll probably drop the breeder an e-mail and/or see if my husband can pop Moresby.


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Congrats on the first feeding Prog. If the opening to the hide is getting tight I'd replace it quickly. I had a carpet get stuck in a flower pot hide after a meal. I ended up having to break the hide to free him. He was fine after that but he did upchuck the previous night's meal.
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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Agreed, Ziggy! We had snakes get stuck, mostly in plastic aquarium decor, a couple times early on; the most exciting was a BP in a metal key ring. I don't want any repeats, and it'll probably take longer to find the drill and hole saws than it will to make the opening bigger/make bigger hides.


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Moresby was being shy last night. Not quite a BP ball, though.


    Finally got him to show off his pretty face:

    And his angry star head stamp:




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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    A week or two ago Moresby decided that his water bowl is the bestest place in the whole world.

    Until he pooped in it Monday night, and retreated to his perch. By Tuesday morning he was back in his bowl.

    After the first couple days of soaking I moved the bowl from the cool to the warm side of his enclosure, and once he moves into one with more headroom (soon) he's getting a RHP to ensure his ambient temps stay good.


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Two months after getting him, Moresby *finally* shed. I suspect that he may be the sister that had shed just before the show, but it really doesn't matter to me since I'm not breeding. I'll keep referring to Moresby as "him" until I find out otherwise.

    Apparently he's like Bruce, my JCP, who isn't so much shiny after shedding as deep and velvety in the dark brown. He also wanted to get away from me, so the pictures aren't the best. Maybe I can get some good outside pictures now that the weather has warmed up.




    This weekend he *will* be moving to half of a T8, as husband leaves for a month or so of orientation and training for his new job, and we've got to finish shuffling snakes around before he goes, so that I can get to everyone for feeding and maintenance.


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Congrats on the successful first shed Prog! Sounds like he's settling in well.
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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Thanks Ziggy!

    He's a really good-natured boy, he didn't seem too phased when I flipped him partway over to see if his belly was pink last week, when I was restraining his head to check for retained eye caps he was squirming to get away, but didn't even hiss.

    On the other hand, at one point last night he was so tightly wrapped around my wrist, and damp from soaking, that he one of his excited little huffy noises turned into a louder snort. Adorkable! And that boy's got grip - I had him across my shoulders, and he decided throttling me was a great way to stay anchored while exploring down my back. At least I knew where he was...


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    Re: Moresby, IJ Boy

    Headdesk, headdesk, Moresby didn't get his larger enclosure after all. Husband's orientation/training got moved up a week, so we had shopping and packing to do and a trip to drop off husband in Gary, IN yesterday. Got the boa into his T10, but ran out of time to shuffle the smaller enclosures. Fortunately, I can deal with those, and still have my son in the house, and can probably get his help if necessary (son prefers reptiles with legs).


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