Weekend included: all of us sitting in the bathtub, burnt toast, roasting marshmallows over the stove, chicken fights in the pool, and so many insane Snapchat videos. Could not have asked for better roommates, love them with all my heart ❤ #ParkCity#RoommateRoadtrip#BabySnakes#CTRapt
Shipped out a bunch of awesome snakes to a bunch of awesome customers yesterday! 😊 They have all been received with great enthusiasm! Thanks again to all my awesome supporters!
"Cup feeding" in a nutshell- a valuable technique to get difficult young snakes to start eating on their own. Confinement is key, the basic idea being a small space with no distractions where the juvenile snake can't ignore the food item being offered. They are essentially forced to come in contact with the food item, and the only way to get away from it is to eat it. It also helps to turn off lights or place the cup in a dark area like a closet. Also called "bag feeding" or "sack feeding" as some keepers substitute a paper lunch sack for the plastic cup. Ventilated mealworm/superworm cups that many reptile hobbyists have on hand are very useful for this. For perspective, this is a 20" snake in a 3" cup. In this case a shy juvenile Eastern/Yellow Ratsnake that will hide and ignore food that is placed in its enclosure and shies away from food dangled from feeding tongs. Placed in the cup with food, it eats immediately. This technique is very valuable for getting snakes onto frozen thawed (pre-killed) rodents. It doesn't always work the first time, and sometimes it takes a few hours. Be patient. #cupfeeding#feedingsnakes#feedingbabysnakes#babysnakes#babysnakesarecute#keepingsnakes#snakekeeping#pantherophisalleghaniensis#pantherophisobsoletaquadrivittata
This is a ten month old Darwin Carpet Python which my cousin @dylsan_stuart is raising to breed and later sell.
The Carpet Python is a fairly common snake here in Australia, though this Darwin sub-species is most common in the North and West of the country. The Darwin breed is also the smallest of the species, growing to weigh about 15kg with a length just shy of two metres.
In the wild, Carpet Pythons mostly hunt at night. They ambush and eat lizards, frogs, birds, and small mammals.
Like most other snakes, Carpet Pythons shouldn't be feared by people. They aren't venomous, and actually help out a lot by eating all of those pesky rodents we hate so much!
If you are interested, have a look at my cousin's Facebook page (below) where he posts updates about his snakes, and will later announce sales.
Remember that you need a license to have and to breed reptiles in Australia.