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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by gdawgs56 View Post
    Also, so far Blue (cliche name i know haha) has been very well tempered! When i held him to move him to the enclosure the first day he wasnít balled up at all, and slithering around exploring my arms, not fast like to escape but just seemed curious. And even amongst shed, when i took him out to check out his eyes i didnít even get a hiss or ball at all. Just checking out my arms again haha. Super happy with him! Now just to get him to eat after he sheds to ease my mind. (i tend to worry about my babies too much haha)
    That's awesome! My Monty acts the same exact way. Never an ounce of aggression towards me....not once. Isn't it great? Oh, and the name (Blue) is actually clever, IMO. A Lucy is actually what I'm shopping for right now.

    Congrats! He's beautiful!

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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    That's awesome! My Monty acts the same exact way. Never an ounce of aggression towards me....not once. Isn't it great? Oh, and the name (Blue) is actually clever, IMO. A Lucy is actually what I'm shopping for right now.

    Congrats! He's beautiful!
    Thank you!! I especially like the name cuz iím not sure if Blue is a girl or boy yet lol, and itís a pretty gender neutral name haha.


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Not a great pic but, proud dad moment. Lol!



    Snek doin him an explor






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    Nice! Good job Blue (and Blue's dad, LOL)!

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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    May have figured out the bad shed reason. I bought an Accurite thermometer/hygrometer and itís reading about 20% lower humidity than my other hygrometer.

    At least he has a humid box in there now and iíll show him how to use it when i see his eyes go hazy. Honestly regretting not going with a tub setup now lol


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Howís her weight looking to you guys? I know itís a blurry pic (through the glass). From what you can see tho does she still look a little underweight?




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    Her spine still seems to be sticking out a bit so she seems a tad underweight to me but if you keep feeding her regularly with the right-sized prey I think she'll be fine in no time

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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

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    Her spine still seems to be sticking out a bit so she seems a tad underweight to me but if you keep feeding her regularly with the right-sized prey I think she'll be fine in no time
    Thanks for the confirmation! Sheís on small rat pups (borderline fuzzy/pup) and i think they may be a tad too small.

    Should i go up to a regular sized pup or should i just feed every 5 days instead of 7?


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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Can see her blue eyes better in this pic! The room was dark so her pupils werenít adjusted to the light yet, lol.

    Such a cutie!




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    Re: New to this forum, Got a BEL, Shed question

    Hereís a link to the BP Husbandry section with a chart on feeding that gives some good rule of thumb guidelines on prey size and frequency.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ing-Guidelines

    I personally donít feed more than every 7 days with a prey item roughly 10-15% of the snakeís weight. I will also feed 2 smaller prey items when my snakes are transitioning to the next size up.
    Duncan - 1992 0.1 Colombian redtail;
    Hudson - 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow;
    Yang - 2002 1.0 Corn snake;
    Merlin - 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa;
    Eli - 1990 1.0 Normal ball python;
    Buttercup - 2015 1.0 Albino ball python;
    Artemis - 2015 0.1 Dragonfly ball python;
    Orion - 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe ball python;
    Button - 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy ball python;
    Piper - 2018 0.1 Piebald ball python;
    Belle - 2018 0.1 Lemonblast ball python;
    Sabrina - 2017 0.1 Mojave ball python;
    Selene - 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave ball python;
    Loki - 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion ball python;
    Cuervo - 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald ball python

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