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    Introducing Monty (Butter Pastel Ghost)

    Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a few months and have found this forum an invaluable resource. Thanks to everyone whose threads I read in preparing to bring home my first ball python (special thanks to Vypyrz Tub Set-Up thread!) and my son's first snake. And on Monday, we finally brought our little Monty home:




    She's a butter pastel ghost and we picked her up from Frank at Coldblooded Novelties. She was hatched last August and I'm planning to get a weight tonight, and has been fed live medium mice to this point. I hope to convert her to F/T but we'll see - not going to press the issue yet. She's settling in nicely

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    The locks are to keep my son out while I'm not home, ha!

    My humidity readings are still sitting a little high, so I've continued to (slowly) add holes to the enclosure. I'm also assuming since the hygrometer is near the water bowl, it's probably reading higher than if I moved it across the enclosure (which I may do). I've got an UTH running on the right side and am keeping the temp up in the room with a space heater (both are running on digital thermostats) since I failed to come up with a better way to keep the room she's in warm. We're giving her a week or so to settle in, but hope to try our first feeding next Monday night.

    I just wanted to post a couple pictures to thank you all for helping me get to this point, even though I hadn't introduced myself yet. Happy to answer any questions about Monty/our set-up - and I'm certain to have some of my own as well. Thank you!

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    Welcome to the board! Beautiful animal to start your collection.

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    Re: Introducing Monty (Butter Pastel Ghost)

    Looks a lot like our pastel butter Medusa! Gorgeous snake!!

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    Re: Introducing Monty (Butter Pastel Ghost)

    Thanks everyone! Weighed her tonight and she's 160 grams - actually a little less than I would have guessed. Looking forward to more adventures with her soon!
    0.1 Butter Pastel Ghost "Monty"

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    Nice start.

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    Re: Introducing Monty (Butter Pastel Ghost)

    Monty successfully fed last night, which was a relief! She's been raised on live mice to this point but I want to try to convert her to F/T. Figured it was a good idea to stick to live for her first feeding, though. And she's probably due to step up to rat pups...

    Thinking I should move her to rats first with live, then work on the switch to F/T rather than trying both changes at once. Would love to hear if anyone disagrees with that approach.
    Last edited by RoyalNoob; 03-28-2017 at 10:51 AM. Reason: Grammar
    0.1 Butter Pastel Ghost "Monty"

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