Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 303

13 members and 290 guests
Most users ever online was 3,642, 05-08-2016 at 08:50 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 65,482
Threads: 240,223
Posts: 2,495,756
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, LowChevy2k-
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Registered User Awesomethepossum's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-09-2019
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 89 Times in 40 Posts
    Images: 8

    Dante's first rat!

    I just wanted to share, as I get really excited about these things-- especially since he's my first snake so this is all new to me.

    Dante definitely surprised me yesterday when I weighed him. He had a growth spurt- he managed to gain 49g in less than 2 weeks , which I didn't know could even happen (I weigh him post-poo, empty stomach). This put him at 222g, so I decided to give a smaller-end weaned rat (31g) a try. He devoured the rat instantly, despite previously being intimidated by them.

    We had a rough start, but he's definitely making up for lost time. Hopefully he keeps this up!


    (Sorry for the poor picture quality. I feed him pretty late at night-and under a towel for additional privacy)

    1.0 Pumpkin Pied BP, 0.1 Bearded dragon, 1.2 Leopard gecko, 0.1 Ornate Pacman Frog

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Awesomethepossum For This Useful Post:

    Bodie (09-10-2019),Bogertophis (09-10-2019),Craiga 01453 (09-10-2019),Finn0208 (09-10-2019),richardhind1972 (09-10-2019)

  3. #2
    Registered User Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,189
    Thanks
    12,485
    Thanked 7,170 Times in 4,579 Posts
    Down the hatch, Dante! And happy dance for you... It does feel good, doesn't it?
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 09-10-2019 at 07:12 PM.
    Many friends in low places...

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Bogertophis For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-10-2019)

  5. #3
    BPnet Veteran Craiga 01453's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-27-2017
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    8,776
    Thanks
    11,149
    Thanked 7,968 Times in 4,108 Posts
    Keep up the great work!!

    Way to go Dante!!!
    ...life is beautiful...

    1.0 Vanilla het Pied BP - Tyson
    1.0 Pastel Fader BP - Dembe
    1.0 California Kingsnake - Django
    1.0 Western Hognose - Cosmo
    1.0 Borneo Short Tail Python - Juice
    1.0 Anery Kenyan Sando Boa - Willow
    2.2 Ferrets - Baloo, Chloe, Johnny & June
    0.2 Cats - Simba & Nala

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Craiga 01453 For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-10-2019)

  7. #4
    Registered User Awesomethepossum's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-09-2019
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 89 Times in 40 Posts
    Images: 8

    Re: Dante's first rat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Down the hatch, Dante! And happy dance for you... It does feel good, doesn't it?
    It's a great feeling! And I had no idea they could pack on grams so quickly like that- 173g to 222g in 9 days...




    1.0 Pumpkin Pied BP, 0.1 Bearded dragon, 1.2 Leopard gecko, 0.1 Ornate Pacman Frog

  8. #5
    Registered User Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,189
    Thanks
    12,485
    Thanked 7,170 Times in 4,579 Posts
    That's impressive....he's a growing boy!
    Many friends in low places...

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Bogertophis For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-10-2019)

  10. #6
    Registered User Valyndris's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-07-2018
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    986
    Thanks
    398
    Thanked 611 Times in 358 Posts
    Images: 12
    That's awesome, it's such a good feeling when your ball python eats especially if it's been a while (the like to fast a lot usually during winter months). They grow so fast when they are little. They go from fitting in your hand, to fitting in two hands, then fitting on your chest, and just quickly outgrow this to become a neck snake or even a belt.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Valyndris For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-10-2019)

  12. #7
    Registered User Awesomethepossum's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-09-2019
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 89 Times in 40 Posts
    Images: 8

    Re: Dante's first rat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Valyndris View Post
    That's awesome, it's such a good feeling when your ball python eats especially if it's been a while (the like to fast a lot usually during winter months). They grow so fast when they are little. They go from fitting in your hand, to fitting in two hands, then fitting on your chest, and just quickly outgrow this to become a neck snake or even a belt.
    I hope he holds his appetite through the colder months...

    I know it takes a couple of years to really reach full size, but it's still crazy how big he's gotten in such a short time. He definitely can't fit in the palm of my hand anymore.

    I just took him out for 20 minutes or so (I check tank temps every day. He was exploring and wanted out anyway). I can definitely feel that extra weight. As I held him, I saw a blackish bulge towards his tail end...and I'm happy to say I got him back to his tank before he pooped on my neck. Not today XD

    1.0 Pumpkin Pied BP, 0.1 Bearded dragon, 1.2 Leopard gecko, 0.1 Ornate Pacman Frog
    Last edited by Awesomethepossum; 09-10-2019 at 10:56 PM.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Awesomethepossum For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (09-11-2019),Valyndris (09-10-2019)

  14. #8
    Registered User Valyndris's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-07-2018
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    986
    Thanks
    398
    Thanked 611 Times in 358 Posts
    Images: 12

    Re: Dante's first rat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomethepossum View Post
    I hope he holds his appetite through the colder months...

    I know it takes a couple of years to really reach full size, but it's still crazy how big he's gotten in such a short time. He definitely can't fit in the palm of my hand anymore.

    I just took him out for 20 minutes or so (I check tank temps every day. He was exploring and wanted out anyway). I can definitely feel that extra weight. As I held him, I saw a blackish bulge towards his tail end...and I'm happy to say I got him back to his tank before he pooped on my neck. Not today XD

    1.0 Pumpkin Pied BP, 0.1 Bearded dragon, 1.2 Leopard gecko, 0.1 Ornate Pacman Frog
    That reminds me of when Crowley was staying at my parents place due to my apartment flooding. I was sitting in a chair and put plastic (the stuff used for painting) on the chair in case he decided to pee, well after an hour of him being on me I was convinced he would of peed by then if he was going to pee. So I sat on the couch beside both my parents which wasn't covered and of course not even 10 minutes pass and he pees all over the couch. I felt terrible about it. I was bringing Crowley back up to his enclosure so I can come back and clean the pee. I made it right in front of his tank when he decided to poop on my boob. I guess he really didn't want to get his "house" soiled. By the time I was done cleaning the poop off of me as best I could, I went back downstairs to find that my mom had taken care of the pee. I still felt so bad for Crowley peeing on their perfectly nice and also expensive couch. Snakes go when they gotta go.

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Valyndris For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-11-2019),Bogertophis (09-11-2019)

  16. #9
    Registered User sur3fir3's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-07-2019
    Posts
    675
    Thanks
    187
    Thanked 328 Times in 190 Posts
    congrats. I am happy for ya!
    1.0 T- Blood Python - Sangre
    1.0 Kahl Albino 100% Het Anery - Floyd
    0.1 - Human - Nebraska Locality - Tiara

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to sur3fir3 For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-11-2019)

  18. #10
    BPnet Veteran Ax01's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-14-2015
    Location
    Emerald City
    Posts
    6,142
    Thanks
    2,579
    Thanked 6,074 Times in 3,345 Posts
    Awesome! almost looks like he's swallowing a possum!
    ^ Look! My new avatar!!

    Wicked ones now on IG & FB!6292

    Seaside Serpents & Exotics (SSEx) clutch one, two and three.

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Ax01 For This Useful Post:

    Awesomethepossum (09-11-2019)

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1