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    Re: So this happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Aedryan Methyus View Post
    He is looking great, Dxw! My Kalatoas just turned 1 year old in May and June and it blows my mind how much smaller they are with only 25% SD blood in them! I'm thinking mine probably won't top out much larger than yours is right now if I continue keeping them on a moderate feeding schedule...
    Nice! Iíve really got the urge to get a normal but I also know that i donít want two giant snakes haha. I was thinking about getting a pure SD, but that will be years out if I do. How often are yours feeding and what size? Sonny was (and still is, for the most part) on a fairly conservative feeding schedule, but he will tear his face up if he doesnít get fed when he wants.

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    Re: So this happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Dxw425 View Post
    Nice! Iíve really got the urge to get a normal but I also know that i donít want two giant snakes haha. I was thinking about getting a pure SD, but that will be years out if I do. How often are yours feeding and what size? Sonny was (and still is, for the most part) on a fairly conservative feeding schedule, but he will tear his face up if he doesnít get fed when he wants.
    Like I always say... I like cats, but I don't necessarily want a 400 pound, man eating lion in my house... lol

    Currently, i'm feeding my SDs a weanling size rat every 10 days, which believe it or not, is an appropriate size meal for them at their current sizes. They're doing great and no signs of pushing so far.
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    Re: So this happened

    Sonny update!
    seems like he's easing up a bit on the food. His last two meals have been XXL rats by rodent pro standards (roughly 1lb each). After the first i believe he went 12 days or so before bugging me for another meal. This second one was given about aa week ago, and he went into blue a couple days after so definitely no pushing from him until after his shed. We've also switched to a more minimalistic enclosure set up. Im using newspaper as substrate, i get it free from the university by the stacks - no one ever misses the barely touched stacks of the school paper. This is working pretty well until i get corrugated paper shipped. while the newspaper isnt visually appealing, it is super easy to clean and he surprisingly doesnt destroy it. I've also upgraded his water dish to a cat litter box, which holds a lot more. I did have to fill it with thoroughly washed aquarium substrate. I bought a clearance 5lb bag and sifted out the smaller pieces as i washed them. This way he cant tip his damn bowl anymore. It got to the point where within 30 minutes of a complete cage change he would dump his bowl and soak a large amount of the reptichip - NO MORE!

    I figure he gets regular and decently lengthy handling sessions to provide for enrichment for the time being. Eventually i want to make perches like JM crook has done, i have the posts and mounting parts and everything, but the boaphile isn't quite tall enough. He'll be upgraded soon.

    Heres him tucked neatly under a paper, hiding away the blue.


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    Re: So this happened

    Looks amazing. Looks happy hiding as well.

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    Re: So this happened

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    Looks amazing. Looks happy hiding as well.
    Thanks! I was looking at how big Rainbow is now compared to when you first got her and had to go appreciate that my boy has been taking it easy on me lol

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    Re: So this happened

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    Thanks! I was looking at how big Rainbow is now compared to when you first got her and had to go appreciate that my boy has been taking it easy on me lol
    Tell me about it. She has added almost 20 lbs and 3.5 feet in a few short months. Love her though. Hope she maxes out at 16 feet that her mom was. If not she might try to set her own record. LOL. Did you read her update today?

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    Re: So this happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    Tell me about it. She has added almost 20 lbs and 3.5 feet in a few short months. Love her though. Hope she maxes out at 16 feet that her mom was. If not she might try to set her own record. LOL. Did you read her update today?
    Yeah i did. I would've replied but i was browsing it on my phone at lunch so i didnt bother. She looks great!

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    Re: So this happened

    Fresh shed and a nice big poop from Sonny this morning! Got him outside for a few minutes of fresh air after cleaning his enclosure. In the house, he wants to go go to. Outside he likes to hug me pretty tight and stay put. I love this snake. And itís amazing how quickly they grow.


    using my ear as a perch, he stayed there for a few minutes lol



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    Re: So this happened

    This guy has been keeping me super busy lately. I come home from work the other day, heís fine. I pop in the room mamybe two hours later for something and it reeks. He peed and damn near floods his boaphile. So I get him out, scrub his enclosure, scrub his water dish, put down new paper etc. then I have to rinse him because he reeks, although it wasnít nearly as much of a chore as I had thought itíd be. Get home from work the next day, all is well. Checked on the snakes before bed and sure enough heíd done it again except this time he crapped all over also. So I repeat the whole scenario from the day before. The next day is absolutely feeding day since Sonny pooped because now heís began to rub his snout raw and trashed his usually righty encloser. So I give him a 1lb Rat which he takes with gusto, but he spends all night searching for another. The day or so after - heís peed all over again. This snake is putting me to work.

    Heres some one recent pictures




    The last two are right after feeding, and you can see the lump the rats left. Based on his behavior and lump size, Iíd say heís about ready for a bump in meal sizes. Any experienced opinions? Iíve got 3 XXL rats left so after he eats this week I was going to put in a new order. I still have the 5lb rabbit but that seems a bit extreme

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