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    Adopted sickly python

    I feel so sad for this guy.

    went into a local pet store where I got my first ball python a while back. Noticed how small the python they still had was because mine has over doubled in weight since I got him.

    i scrutinized and asked a lot of questions to find out that they didn't even know when they got him but it was no sooner than December, if not before that... I figure they got him in at 1-2 months old. That would make him 7-8 months or perhaps even older.

    i was angry about his conditions he was living in. No uth, very low humidity, no hide, and severe eating problems.

    it took over a month, talking with multiple managers, repeated phone calls, and then finally telling them I was going to contact the attorney general and report animal neglect, and they FINALLY adopted him out to me for free.

    i wasn't going to pay because he is a "fancy" BP that they had priced at 120$ Which is ridiculous.

    he is now safe and warm in a very secure little container and will hopefully feel safe enough to eat in a week. I weighed him before he went into his enclosure.... the poor guy is only about sixty grams!!!!

    I want to say..... THANK YOU to you guys here and the help you have given me. Thanks to you I am confident I can nurse this guy back to health and give Him a happy, comfortable, stress free life 👍🏼

    Btw, I got my first one like 2 or 3 months ago I think.... this is my third one now lol!

    i want you guys to see these pictures but I don't know how to attach them. If someone tells me how I will show a few pictures of how skinny this poor guy is.

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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    Quote Originally Posted by gplegend11 View Post
    I feel so sad for this guy.

    went into a local pet store where I got my first ball python a while back. Noticed how small the python they still had was because mine has over doubled in...
    Next thing you know, you're going to be on here telling us stories about you savings rats so that you can breed them for your snakes. Careful.

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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    Derek

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    Awesome sauce on getting him free! Just remember to keep him well away from your other two for at least three months, maybe longer.

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    Way to go for saving him for free! I thought this was going to be another "I bought a bp from the store to rescue him" story again lol.

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    Congrats on your new purchase and remember to properly quarantine.

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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    Quote Originally Posted by PitOnTheProwl View Post
    Congrats on your new purchase and remember to properly quarantine.
    How are you supposed to breed mites if you keep quarantining?

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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    here are a few pictures, thanks for helping me figure out how to post these.

    yes he is in in quarantine . and yea i made it very clear to them that they WOULD give him to me for free because in no way could it be lawful to sell an animal in such condition. especially to an unknowing, innocent customer.

    i even had a worker there argue with me that he wasn't that underweight.

    btw i think i have an obsession.... i went to get feeders the other day and almost started crying that i couldn't walk out with their beautiful red tail boa

    and on two good notes, i finally got sampson(first one) to take a rat instead of a mouse at his last feeding, and jasmine(2nd one, have had less than a month) has accepted the last 2 feedings, had a perfect shed, and has relaxed and no longer roams the enclosure.









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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    Good for you for demanding to get the poor animal free. It really is very skinny but so cute. I'm sure you will do a good job nursing the snake back to health in no time. Just take it slow with the poor little thing and everything will go fine.
    Last edited by ballpythonluvr; 05-14-2017 at 05:25 AM.
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    Re: Adopted sickly python

    Nice job! Congrats for intervening.
    Stay in peace and not pieces.

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