Updates on Baby, the 2 month old reticulated python;
He has been doing so amazing here. He's feeding response is great. Still needs to work on that constriction game tho, but he's been well. He has eaten pre-killed and frozen 3 times for me this week; I normally wouldn't do this-- feeding multiple times in a week-- but he was so skinny and I just need to stuff him up a little. He's looking so much better now. I really don't want to pick him up and mess with him too much before his first week here is up so I haven't really gotten him out of his enclosure yet besides to change the paper towels... so yeah 💕
Look who I'm baby-sitting for the month.
I'm just very overly concerned about the well-being of animals, especially with owners who doesn't really know what they're doing with their animals.
So this is Baby, he's a normal 2 month old-ish reticulated python.
So he has stuck shed on him, possibly has a cold, kept in a pretty small cage and he has refused food for two weeks in a row..
My cousin dropped him off last night and afterwards I gave her a long lecture on reptile keeping and like the general rule of thumb of keeping these kinds of animals.
I woke up super early today for some odd reason, I just couldn't go back to sleep.. Originally I was going to feed him after another 3 days to let him acclimate to my environment but when I went up to check up on him, he was basically in 'hunting mode' because he was in the same room with rodents (my cousin bought 3 hamsters to feed him. I was a bit annoyed that she didn't listen when I told her that she should buy either mice or rats.. but fuck it. I'm not gonna keep the hamsters, might as well be snake food for the time being and then I'll switch him off to rats), so I thought I'd feed him because to me he looks pretty underweight.
Picking up the hamster, it bit me, so I thought this could be dangerous for Baby if he doesn't want to take the offer so I pre-killed the hamster (I'm sorry I just had to) and Baby took it!
Truly living up to his name, Baby has a very gentle strike and needs to work on his constriction game. But he downed that hamster like a champ! So we'll see how he does in a month before we return him back to his owner 💕