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    Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Hello!

    Just got my new female titanium reticulated python in the mail from Prehistoric Pets. She's very pretty. Here's some pictures:





    This will be her progress thread.
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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Great stripe and colour

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    I will be very curious to hear how the retic and scrub compare.

    Is this your first retic?

    Is she pure mainland?

    Keep the updates coming.

    Congrats.

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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    I will be very curious to hear how the retic and scrub compare.

    Is this your first retic?

    Is she pure mainland?

    Keep the updates coming.

    Congrats.
    Yes and yes.

    She did not want to be held coming out of the bag (understandable). Flighty, not bitey. She'll definitely overshadow the scrub!
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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    Yes and yes.

    She did not want to be held coming out of the bag (understandable). Flighty, not bitey. She'll definitely overshadow the scrub!
    I'd should have been more specific.

    I'm interested in the behaviors. What is similar and what is different between the two? My Dwarf X SD X mainland, male is very arboreal even at 9 feet long. He is extremely active and very fast. The Timor python resembles a cross between a scrub and retic to me. As for the Aussie pythons, I feel the scrub may be the closest relative to the retic, at least their behaviors in the wild have been reported to be similar. That's why I'm so interested.

    I doubt you'll be able to get a good grasp on the differences and similarities in such a short time, but you are the only one I know that has both species.

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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Awesome looking girl. I got my Platinum Titanium girl Aurora from them. She is great animal. Best wishes to you both.


    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    Hello!

    Just got my new female titanium reticulated python in the mail from Prehistoric Pets. She's very pretty. Here's some pictures:





    This will be her progress thread.

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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    I'd should have been more specific.

    I'm interested in the behaviors. What is similar and what is different between the two? My Dwarf X SD X mainland, male is very arboreal even at 9 feet long. He is extremely active and very fast. The Timor python resembles a cross between a scrub and retic to me. As for the Aussie pythons, I feel the scrub may be the closest relative to the retic, at least their behaviors in the wild have been reported to be similar. That's why I'm so interested.

    I doubt you'll be able to get a good grasp on the differences and similarities in such a short time, but you are the only one I know that has both species.
    Sure, I definitely need more time to really get a picture, but from this one experience, she is definitely not as fast as my scrub (or maybe she wasn't trying to be, so take that with a grain of salt). My scrub tends to stay in the hides throughout the day and climb around the branches at night. I have read that young retics are inclined to be more aboreal, but they lose that desire as they get bigger (or rather the ability). It would have to be a strong branch to support a full grown retic. I wonder how "arboreal" they would really choose to be though. What I mean by that is, an emerald tree boa will try to find the highest perch possible, no matter what, where as retic behavior may just want to be off the ground. There is also the glaring difference between them being that my scrub is presumably wild caught and this retic is captive bred.
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    Got home and it looked like she had a splash contest in her water dish. Lesson learned with what is the acceptable level of full.
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    Re: Alice, The Titanium Reticulated Python

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    Sure, I definitely need more time to really get a picture, but from this one experience, she is definitely not as fast as my scrub (or maybe she wasn't trying to be, so take that with a grain of salt). My scrub tends to stay in the hides throughout the day and climb around the branches at night. I have read that young retics are inclined to be more aboreal, but they lose that desire as they get bigger (or rather the ability). It would have to be a strong branch to support a full grown retic. I wonder how "arboreal" they would really choose to be though. What I mean by that is, an emerald tree boa will try to find the highest perch possible, no matter what, where as retic behavior may just want to be off the ground. There is also the glaring difference between them being that my scrub is presumably wild caught and this retic is captive bred.
    They most certainly don't loose their ability.

    It is too bad the photos are blurry here do to PhotoBucket and their new policies.
    http://reptilescanada.com/threads/re...haviour.57185/

    Those are full grown retics perched very high up.

    The species is much more arboreal than most think and there are several wild examples perched in the canopy that are not juveniles.
    This has been around a while on the TUBE.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Aze5pRETgM

    When there is food, they climb. The dwarf and especially the SD species tend to have a diet partially based on the migration of birds. They are smaller and probably climb more.

    But there are mammals that live in the trees.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfz9ar5Y_bw

    Emerald tree boas are a completely arboreal species so you can't compare them. They breed and give birth in the canopy. Retics, boa constrictors and carpet pythons are semi arboreal, but do much more climbing than most folks think.

    I believe this because most keepers can't provide, or simply choose not to provide the "options" that allow the species to preform natural behaviors.

    With a retic I find it very understandable as the enclosure size would have to be very large.

    Here's my 9 footer at his favorite ambush point.



    All that said, I don't want to hijack your thread. I am very interested in what you see similar and different in the two species.

    I almost went the scrub route, but ended up with a feisty, male retic.

    Your girl looks beautiful.

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    When I mentioned the ETB I wasnt necessarily trying to compare them, just saying that there's different levels of arboreal. But from your examples, they're a lot more arboreal than I realized. I need to try to accommodate that when I get her final enclosure.

    This explains the water:


    Need to figure out how I'm gonna stop her from flooding her tub constantly.
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