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Wanna see my balls?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by efhondakid, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    My Ball Pythons. Kaa (the little guy) and Athena (the big bitch) Kaa is 2 and Athena is 5? I got her from some guy and he wasnt sure how old she was.


    Athena is getting ready to shed in this one.
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    Their residence.
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    D16Civic Matt

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    pretty bad ass man. I've wanted a boa or python for a long time, but my wife just won't go for it.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I'm in the same boat. Mine has a phobia of snakes. She'll start hyperventilating if you even get too close to her with a picture...
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    My mom is the same way if they are out, she wont even come in my room.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    Oh nice! I like the normals! looks like they are doing great.

    I would bump humidity to about 85% when in shed, just makes things a lot better for them.

    Also terracotta pots make great hides that are less than 6 bux a pop.

    been keeping these for about 4 years or so.
     
  6. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Yeah I always bump the humidity when they get ready to shed, I was looking around at some other inclosures and would relly like to do a "planted" setup.
     
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    I never got into the whole reptile thing... snakes/iguanas/etc... i dunno. never really seemed like pet's to me.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Chyeah, I'll stick with cats. They won't try to eat my arm when I'm sleeping.
     
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    looks good..i just recently picked up a crested gecko..fucker looks mean..looks like a cross between a gator and a snake..with spikes on its head..
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    I did that for a year or so, I stopped because they kept smashing the plants and needed UVB bulbs, Got really expensive really fast. Im not much of a bulb person, I use under tank heaters, 11watts VS 100Watts for a more even heat.....just cant beat that. Also you dont have to replace a UTH every 4 months.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    A lot of people dont see em as pets. but they are better than having a dog or cat.

    you have to feed a cat every day VS once a week with the snakes. Plus cats plan on killing you every night....they just need to figure out how to open a door with a gun/knife in their paw.

    I hear they are super easy to car for, how true is that?
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    oh hey Byron are you gonna breed em??
     
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    eeek, snakes!!! gives me the eeby jeeby's
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Yeah that was really my only concern was finding some that looked good and were the right size that they wouldnt destroy, my Anole tank is planted but they are a little easier on the vegitation. I wouldnt mind breeding them if the little one is even a male. Athena I know for sure is, just havent taken Kaa to the vet to be probed yet, and even so dont you think the size/age difference would be a bit of a factor?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    They may be planning it, but it won't happen. Its not too hard to drop some food into a bowl every day.
     
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    The thing with cats is that I hate the litter box being in the house. I don't care how often you clean it, you can still tell someone who has a cat in the house.

    I had an outdoor cat when I was a kid and that was great. My wife had 2 cats when we met and that wasn't so great. Even with one of those automatic scooping boxes. I do like cats, I just prefer them in someone else's house. I'll take an 80+ pound dog every day of the week.

    As far as the snakes, how much does one of these things cost? I've always been interested, I just never really took the time to look into it.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    cage, bulbs, food, plants, electricity, etc... as with any pet owning a snake adds up fast.
     
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    yessir..real easy..
    i have 1 gecko in a 5 gallin tank..ill post pix later..its got a water bowl,food bowl,the bedding,a stick to climb on.some fake greenery,and i put a cardboard hut type deal..just keep it moist in the tank..they like room temp..about 70 degrees..
    crickts 3 nights a week and fruit baby food the others..
    ive got a red heating lamp on mine but they do not even need that..natural light is fine or light from a source somewhere in the room works..
     
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    i used to have a couple of iguanas.. they were babies though.. about 13 inches long w/ tail
     
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    cage = $100 MAX (40 gal tank or 32qt starilite tub will do for a adult) only cage you will need.

    Under tank heater(bulbs suck!) = $45 every 1-2 years.

    plastic plants (if you want em) = $10

    substrate = $30 a year.

    food = $3-5 a week

    and the ball python its self is about 30 bucks for a normal

    not bad if you ask me.

    I have had 8 BP in my apartment at once and the light bill was always the same.
     
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