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    2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    My first venture into the Morelia club.
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    This girl was produced by Michael Pennell at Python in a Pear Tree and hatched 5/25/2019. Michael’s breeding pair was produced by Paul Harris of U.K. Pythons and imported by Nick Mutton in the late 2000s.
    Nick, Michael, and a friend of theirs were the first three in the USA to obtain Rockhampton locality coastal carpets. I believe that original group of animals imported to the US was hatched around 2006-07. So the parents are currently 12-13yrs old, F2 cbb, making the 2019 hatchies F3 cbb.

    Mom in a 41qt tub for scale reference.

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    Both Nick and Michael seem to say this northern locality stays a bit smaller than other coastal carpets, reaching around 7’ give or take. Also lighter bodied when compared to southern localities like Brisbane.
    Without further ado, here is the newest member of the herd at my place.


    Typical baby carpet attitude. Bit me probably at least 9 times before I got her into her tub but didn’t even break the skin. She’s in shed so probably won’t attempt a first feeding until she completes shed cycle. Was told she’s on large mice pinks and can move up to fuzzies soon.
    Super pumped to finally be working with Morelia. I feel like this decision was overdue by about 15yrs haha



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    Congrats!!! Super cool pickup

    We hopped on to the morellia train at the same time! I'm already wishing I got on years ago too!

    My Bredli girl has the typical hatchling attitude too, but at 35 grams I'm fine letting her get it out of her system now, hahahaha.

    Congrats again! I'll be looking forward to watching your girl progress.
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    What a beautiful little nipper you've got there. Looks like she'll be lots of fun!
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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Beautiful carpet JMC. M. Penn is one of the best in the biz when it comes to Morelia. Carpets are my favorite snake species and I believe you'll really enjoy keeping her. I'm surprised she's on mice pinkys though. They can usually take fuzzys out of the egg.
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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Thanks y’all! She’s a pistol for sure but her bites are downright comical. Not worried about working through that phase of hatchling life. I like the challenge honestly.

    I agree Ziggy. Was kinda surprised to hear she was on large pinkies but she is a surprisingly thin build. I got 10 pinks and 10 fuzzies earlier this evening and at a glance I’d say the fuzzies look like they’d leave a significant food bump. Some of the pinks look pretty small though. Michael said if they leave a small bump I could giver her two but he’d hate for the fuzzies to be too large. I trust his judgment.

    She’s curled up in her warm hide all day. Imagine she’ll stay shacked up until she sheds and then I’ll offer a meal.


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    Beautiful baby. I love the Morelia - their looks, their attitude, their activity level, just everything about them. And I agree with the rest of you that I wish I'd gotten one much sooner. I was a little intimidated by them (husbandry, handling, everything) for some reason. But my feisty little guy has been a real delight.

    Looking forward to seeing how yours doing in future. I got mine from Riley Jimison, who has been great to work with. I guess I will add that I have to agree with El-Ziggy that being on pinkys is a little surprising - my male was also on fuzzies right away.
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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    She's a beauty.

    Keep us up to date, especially on her first feeding, and how her attitude progresses.

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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

    Great new addition, hope they chill out for you

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    Re: 2019 0.1 Rockhampton Coastal Carpet Python Progression

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    She's a beauty.

    Keep us up to date, especially on her first feeding, and how her attitude progresses.
    Will do, partner! Yafe has been looking great in his recent pics by the way, glad he’s been doing well with you!


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    I’m sure that you will be pleased with your fine choice. For me, Coastals are a satisfying breed to work with. I hope that you find the same.

    My first Coastal, Lizzy is from Mike as well. I’ve only talked with him on the phone even though he is only a few miles from me. One of these days I’ll get by to see him and his setup.

    I look forward to updates on your new girl. Congrats!
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