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    Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    What a long trip, 310 miles round trip, Took my Gen 1 Chevy Volt, used 7 gallons of gas.

    The carpet python has had a rough life, old battle scars, they said were burns, and maybe a rat bite too

    and he is a little thin, but he was quite calm being handled.

    Both I and my daughter handled him with no issues. Not as big as I imagined we were quite comfortable with him.

    He does hiss and is quite the vocal snake when he wants to be.

    The pictures are after we got home, I don't believe he was impressed with my driving or the ride. (I drove as steady as possible) mostly all highway.
    You can see his look in the pics, obviously first thing that happened was he got me and did a little bloodletting .

    But he is settled in his quarantine home, curled up in his Amazon box hide and relaxing (the Reptile Basic hides get delivered tomorrow).

    They said he shed about 2 weeks ago, and he should eat this week. Which works out well because Saturday is feeding day for the crew.

    First question is how big of a meal should he be eating? I have small rats 60g-65g size but that's too small I would think.

    So should I double up or get a larger single rat at the local pet store (frozen of course)?

    Only 2 pics, I wanted to let the poor guy unwind after his world being changed again, and he wasn't in the photogenic mood after the trip

    and we haven't picked out his name yet. So far the 2 choices are "Cuddles" or "Squeeze".




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    Welcome home! He looks amazing, I can't wait to see his progression in growth (and temperament). You should name him something like Bitey, Sneky Snake, Snek McSnake, or Danger Noodle. With these names you know my vote's with Squeeze.
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    He doesn't know it yet, but he just hit the lottery! I'd call him Jackpot- But between the 2 names you chose, I'd go with Cuddles, because I avoid naming any snakes with "negative implications"- snakes already have enough haters.
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    Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    Kinda hard to tell from the photos, but he doesn’t look all that thin to me. Carpets are very long, slender pythons. I’d give him a bit to settle in and then offer a small rat just to gauge his appetite. He could surely take a medium if you feel inclined to go to the pet store for a bigger feeder, but at 10yrs old he’s done most of the growing he’s going to do and shouldn’t need an overly high calorie diet to maintain his physique. Welcome home, Squeeze/Hugs!


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    Re: Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erie_herps View Post
    Welcome home! He looks amazing, I can't wait to see his progression in growth (and temperament). You should name him something like Bitey, Sneky Snake, Snek McSnake, or Danger Noodle. With these names you know my vote's with Squeeze.
    I have a Ball Python named Bitey already

    She has since calmed down but the named was earned when she was little.

    I had her in for a vet visit after I got her (Well snake checkup). The receptionist didn't sound amused when she

    ask the name of my snake and I told her "Bitey"

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    Doesn't look thin to me in that picture.

    I really enjoy my Carpet. I lucked into mine too. A work buddy had it for his son but after a few years the boy lost interest so knowing I was into snakes he text me on how and how much to sell it for. We were going back in forth and he asked if $100 was fair for the snake, enclosure, and accessories. The enclosure is a Zoo Med Skyscrapper that are almost $200 alone.

    So when he asked about $100 I said "man that may make me buy it." He shot back "if you want it I will do it for $50." My response was "I am on the way." He's been great. Just shed and looking pretty.

    You should really enjoy it.
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    Re: Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    Welcome home, He Who Has Not Been Named Yet! You're in good hands.

    When I go about choosing a name for a snake, I typically have a few candidate names and wait until I have the snake for a while before I formally decide on one. It might not be a bad idea to wait a few days and see what name fits him if you're waffling between two. For what it's worth, I think Jackpot is a nice name as well!

    I'll agree with the more seasoned carpet keepers here -- he doesn't look all that skinny. I can personally attest that fit carpets are a lot more slender than you'd think. For example: even though they're the same length, my female Papuan carpet is only half the weight of my male longicauda boa, who is already fairly slender as far as boas go. Unless he's making a real go of puffing himself up to make himself look larger, he's probably fine.

    Having a smaller meal for the first meal home wouldn't be a bad idea in my book. Smaller meals are easier to digest, which may sit easier on a stressed snake's stomach.
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    Congrats on the new guy! He's quite the looker. Hopefully he'll calm down for you with regular handling.
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    Re: Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    Congratulations!! Nice score on the great looking carpet! I agree with the others that he doesn’t look too thin and a small first meal is probably a good idea. You can always bump up the prey size after a couple of feedings. I also think Jackpot and Cuddles are both cool names. Best wishes with your new critter!!
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    Re: Welcome Home He Who Has Not Been Named Yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Kinda hard to tell from the photos, but he doesn’t look all that thin to me. Carpets are very long, slender pythons. I’d give him a bit to settle in and then offer a small rat just to gauge his appetite. He could surely take a medium if you feel inclined to go to the pet store for a bigger feeder, but at 10yrs old he’s done most of the growing he’s going to do and shouldn’t need an overly high calorie diet to maintain his physique. Welcome home, Squeeze/Hugs!
    As a carpet python owner I'm going with this - at 10 years old he's done growing. A small rat every 10-14 days so he maintains his weight should be fine. That's all my male gets and he's bigger.

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