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    Kevin Hit 3.

    The clutch was a September, 2017 extravaganza out at Inland Reptile.

    When I purchased this guy He was about 2 and a half years old. Here we are in mid September and I'm happy that my youngest snake is a semi mature, 3 years old.

    I honestly thought he'd be a bit larger than this but he's slowly getting bigger now that he's being kept as a pet.

    My guess is he's 4 and a half feet maybe a tad more but he's not a 5 footer yet.

    These photos are typical deck rail shots so don't expect him to look much different than he has in the past.

    Happy Birthday Kev.









    A little pissy here at the end.

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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Perfect balance of black and red on that snake! Hard to beat, dude. And a little attitude isnít too bad, itís nice to be kept on your toes in a manageable way haha My brissy male nailed me the other night but heís sub 100 grams so it was more funny than anything.

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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Perfect balance of black and red on that snake! Hard to beat, dude. And a little attitude isnít too bad, itís nice to be kept on your toes in a manageable way haha My brissy male nailed me the other night but heís sub 100 grams so it was more funny than anything.

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    He's a non threatening poser for the most part. The dude is surprisingly heavy for his length however I'm surprised he's not longer. He may actually be longer than I'm estimating as I'm conservative on length guesstimates compared to some folks.

    I'm hoping for an eight footer eventually and if he doesn't get cracking on that soon, Jewel will get his cage and he'll end up in the smaller cage.

    Jewel is in shed now for the first time since November 20th, 2019. That's crazy to me but then again, reptiles are on their own schedule, not ours.

    I really dig Kevin and agree with you. The black agents are very much appreciated here. I prefer 50% hypo to 100%. I tend to like the Mother Nature paint jobs the most.

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    Kevin looks fantastic!!!!

    Fernie has been here almost a year already, can you believe it???? I can't wait for her to start filling out a bit, she's all length so far. I'll show her these pics of Kev to inspire her!! Hahahahhaha.

    Happy bday Kevin!!!!!
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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Kevin looks fantastic!!!!

    Fernie has been here almost a year already, can you believe it???? I can't wait for her to start filling out a bit, she's all length so far. I'll show her these pics of Kev to inspire her!! Hahahahhaha.

    Happy bday Kevin!!!!!
    It was you that inspired me.

    There were not a lot of Bredli folks here or at least I didn't notice way back when.

    I was always interested in them but you and I believe "Rock" Were the proud owners. Zig also I think.

    I passed on the Brisbane coastal when I went the retic route and that was a mistake. It took a lot of thought on passing again because JM just snatched up a Brissy. I had a coastal already so I went the Centralian route and I'm very pleased.

    They are very interesting and FAR more arboreal than I had expected.

    I'll try to take some non deck rail photos before the cold weather gets here.

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    Awwww, shucks!!! Hahahahhaha.

    Nah, still not a lot of Bredli around here, but it's cool to see the list growing. I see a lot more on IG. They seem to be growing in popularity, which I think is awesome.

    If I remember correctly Ziggy and Rock were the first two Bredli I saw on the forum.

    Fernie is displaying more arboreal behavior than I anticipated as well. I'll be curious to see if that continues as she gets larger. I've been letting her use that shoe rack every time she comes out now and I've experimented with setting her and the rack in different locations and watched. She always ends up on the top tier, it's just a question of how quickly she makes her way up. She tends to explore a bit before heading straight to the rack, but will typically head in the direction of the rack regardless of where I put her or the rack. The other times she makes a run for behind the TV....

    I think it's cool that those on the forum who keep Bredli seem to have them at different ages too. It's fun watching them at different life stages.
    I'm sure I'll be seeing hatchling pics from other keepers down the road and saying "I remember when Fernie was that little" hahahaha.
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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Kevin's looking great Gio! He's bigger than my 4 y/o Bredli. I don't know why he won't grow. My other carpets around his age are much larger.
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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Kevin's looking great Gio! He's bigger than my 4 y/o Bredli. I don't know why he won't grow. My other carpets around his age are much larger.
    I'm thinking he may hit a spurt Zig. I was blown away by my female, Coastal this last year. She's seven, hasn't shed (now blue) since November 2019. But suddenly she is over 8 feet.

    I'm not well versed in keeping Centralian carpets so I'm not sure if mine or yours will hit a spurt.

    I'm thinking our Bredli will hit a spurt eventually. I'm probably going to upside the prey items shortly.

    I'll try to get an accurate measurement and better photos soon.

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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Kevin's looking great Gio! He's bigger than my 4 y/o Bredli. I don't know why he won't grow. My other carpets around his age are much larger.
    I'm guessing he's not done as well.

    Casey Cannon keeps his breeder males in the 4-5 foot range and said that as long as they're not over fed many males will top out around 5 foot. Of course, that's only his experience, so that's a small sample size, but he definitely seems to know his Bredli.
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    Re: Kevin Hit 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    I'm guessing he's not done as well.

    Casey Cannon keeps his breeder males in the 4-5 foot range and said that as long as they're not over fed many males will top out around 5 foot. Of course, that's only his experience, so that's a small sample size, but he definitely seems to know his Bredli.
    This is somewhat opposite of what Nick Mutton says in some ways.

    Male species that combat are the larger species in the wild. Nick and I have discussed this and it actually applies to male retics as well.

    In captivity you'll see larger females but the key there seems to be that large males cost more to feed and house so they are "kept" at a certain size. Larger females are desired because they are supposedly mature earlier and can breed and produce more based on their size.

    Without being able to study wild morelia long term, my guess is as follows.

    Larger, wild males will be the more dominant in combat and will become successful breeders. Larger females will also be more successful as they are not solely focused on feeding and are able to support giving birth.

    If you are not breeding your snakes and simply keeping them as pets, my guess is males and females (species dependent) will roughly attain the same size.

    I'll see how Kevin progresses as it will be an interesting captive observation when looking at sexual size dimorphism.

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