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    Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    I had a fail at Tinley today - a teeny-tiny (only 16 grams) couple month old baby water python. Not sure if the gender, and no name yet. The vendor had two, this one seemed a little less snippy - not that a baby this size is any threat! Currently set up in a half-size Cambro tub. I defaulted to our usual aspen, thinking I'm going to switch over to paper towel until it gets bigger - the aspen is soooo big/rough compared to tiny python.




    The retic owners here are a bad influence! I drooled at retics, especially the goldenchilds, but none were identified as dwarf/SD (and I don't know localities), plus their intelligence intimidated me a little.


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    Awesome pickup.

    I had looked at those too. I wanted an olive, and thought a water would be more manageable.

    They can eat crocs, (smaller crocs) when they are bigger. Some good video and pics out there of it.

    Congrats!

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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    yay, congratulations!!! beautiful little thing! 😊
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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    Thanks Gio and tttaylorrr. I named baby this morning: Kajura, which is an Aboriginal name for the Rainbow Serpent. Kajura was burrowing in the aspen last night, but I went ahead and replaced the aspen with paper towels, and gave K some crumpled-up bits to hide in/under. This morning K was out looking around when we turned the room lights on, which I like to see.

    I need to hit up PetWhatsit and pick up a 6-pack of pinkies. I think Kajura is too small for the small fuzzies I've got. K's such a tiny baby I'm not sure if I want to offer food Tuesday (python day), or wait until Thursday (Colubrid day). I don't think I'm comfortable waiting all the way until next Tuesday. I may also feed small meals twice a week or go with feeding every 5 das for a bit.


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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    Kajura tagged my this morning. I had the tub open to put in a TP tube for them to hide in, and it looked like they wanted to come out, so I offered my hand. Chomp! Um, err, ouch? OK, you get to stay out for a couple minutes once you let go. I think they were confused by my lack of reaction. At this point I think they were trying to strangle my hand:


    A couple shots of Kajura's tub, taken prior to the dramatic attack.



    I suppose I shouldn't mock Kajura, those tiny baby teeth actually managed to draw blood! A minuscule amount, but I wasn't sure there'd be any.


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    very nice!

    i'm sure it can take a fuzzy. i think that big, cute head can swallow big things. the real questions is - where are u gonna find crocs to feed to Kajura once it's ready? j/k
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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    I've also got a Woma, and IIRC Bredlis will eat other reptiles, so maybe I should start a colony of feeder reptiles.

    At the moment I'm leaning toward starting with fuzzies. I've got some small-ish ones, and am going to eyeball one nearer to Kajura's head before feeding it to the sand boa tonight.


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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    You were right Ax, Kajura had no problem with a small pinkie. Slammed it off the tongs, swallowed down, then seemed to be looking for more.



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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    Very cool animal!


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    Re: Liasis Fucus/Water Python

    Awesome critter Prog!
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