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    Re: The last python is in captivity, the forum is at peace... Zebes update thread

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    Your kid folds his clothes neatly & all you can do is complain! And anyway, I've unrolled sheds before- you just need more practice!
    I can do it to an extent, but it's tricky, and the shed is never fully intact to begin with (the head in particular is always broken or otherwise indistinguishable). Not to mention it's a 50/50 if a shed is even salvageable at all as he tends to have a, shall we say, "blowout" right after a shed and it can sometimes soil the shed. Ah well, maybe Hocotate will be more forgiving.

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    Re: The last python is in captivity, the forum is at peace... Zebes update thread

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    I can do it to an extent, but it's tricky, and the shed is never fully intact to begin with (the head in particular is always broken or otherwise indistinguishable). Not to mention it's a 50/50 if a shed is even salvageable at all as he tends to have a, shall we say, "blowout" right after a shed and it can sometimes soil the shed. Ah well, maybe Hocotate will be more forgiving.
    Well yeah, you don't want to be saving brown sheds...but it's awfully "tidy" when they leave it in the shed. Someday, when you least expect it, you'll get an intact shed. And I didn't say they're "easy" to un-roll...but I've been pretty motivated, like when the BCI I had got to be 7.5' long & her sheds were over 8' long! And she was a "roller" too, lol. It was worth the effort, that shed was HUGE.
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    His first meal since his last shed. Struck so fast he got me to jump lol.

    Still determined to never actually let me watch him eat though. Presented it to him while he was cruising around and despite not being in a hide he still dragged it halfway across the enclosure to eat in one. I swear he does it out of spite at this point.

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    No, it's not out of spite- it's instinctive that they avoid eating "in public" -out in the open is where they're easily prey for other predators, especially when their mouth is occupied with swallowing a meal- they're basically defenseless- and they're also slowed down with a meal on board- so escape is far less likely to happen. You just have a smart snake- don't take it personal.
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    Re: The last python is in captivity, the forum is at peace... Zebes update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    No, it's not out of spite- it's instinctive that they avoid eating "in public" -out in the open is where they're easily prey for other predators, especially when their mouth is occupied with swallowing a meal- they're basically defenseless- and they're also slowed down with a meal on board- so escape is far less likely to happen. You just have a smart snake- don't take it personal.
    It was a joke, I know why he does it. I just think it's funny the extreme lengths he in particular will go, while my corn ate right in front of me without a care in the world for his very first meal with me.

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    Been a while since I've updated here. Zebes went dormant for what was close to a month. Never saw him in blue so wasn't sure what was up, and it was only today that I found out he really was in shed all that time. Goodness.


    He was understandably quite hungry after the fact so I fed him his usual.

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    Zebes has gotten so big. Still so orange too, amazing how he hasn't dulled out too much compared to a lot of bananas I've seen.



    Even when his " little brother" and "baby sister" Hocotate and Mira attain adulthood size themselves and surpass him in length (in Mira's case doubly so), I'm all but certain he will nonetheless outweigh them both combined.
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    He was in a perfect pose earlier this evening under his enclosure LEDs, so I figured I'd give a comparison of when he was a hatchling to now to showcase how well his coloration has been retained.


    According to someone I've been talking to elsewhere who breeds BPs, Dynasty Reptiles is more of a reseller than a breeder with no guarantee on genetics, so who knows if there is something else going on with him than just banana...

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