Thought I would do an update on some of my scaly babies. I decided not to include my various turtles as I haven't recently taken any photos
Oh and my two common boas Atlas and Osiris. When we moved home they went right off their food so I've been keeping them as stress free as possible
I'll start with Frank. Frank is my normal Carolina corn snake and is about 3? coming 4? years old now... I think! And about 6 foot. After he escaped for all of that time I wasn't looking to hopeful that he would get back to being his old self but boy was I wrong. After gradually heating him up over the period of a few weeks he started to become more active again and he drunk a LOT. He let me know he was ready for a feed. His usual, sassy and moody attitude came right back haha. Since then he's been gaining weight steadily and doing well, from what I can see anyway! He's a very predictable grump. All mouth and no action usually (or at least when he's in his vivarium). He's never bitten me but he really, really hates Jack. No idea why! I've been able to put him on small kids before and he seemed very relaxed but something about Jack really seems to make him bristle... Here's some pics!
Hanging out on my bed
Stealing warmth from my laptop!
Not approving of the sign I got for his viv at the latest reptile expo I went to hahahaha!
Hershel. Um. Hershel has grown into quite a big boy compared to what he was, especially as he was so disgustingly emaciated! He's still not quite where I would like him to be but he's getting there slowly but surely. He's lazy but we make him work for his food which he seems to actually enjoy. I love making him chase waxworms around the room in my tweezers. I didn't even realize that bearded dragons could jump so high! He's about a year and a half old and as long as my forearm. He's got some sort of citrus influence in him somewhere. He's a very friendly boy. People always comment on his 'ugly' feet and tail but I think he's beautiful anyway
Theodore is still a little plop but he is certainly starting to grow! They're not very large snakes. He's about a foot and a half at a big push but he's quite girthy considering how small he is. He's a normal royal python (or if you're American he's a ball python). Even though it took him months to start feeding, he's become SUCH an aggressive feeder! I can't go near the tub if I smell of food because he will launch himself right out. He also likes to avoid the food and strike at me instead. Other than that he's just super shy!
Saul my 8 year old leopard gecko is doing okay! He's ever so friendly and sweet, just very erm. Wiggly? He likes to sit very still on you for a very long time and just when you think it's all fine and dandy he will try and fling himself off you! Still not had much luck with his diet though. He's a very fussy eater
Did I ever introduce Noodle? My 1 year old anery masque corn snake with the kinked spine? I don't remember doing so! Well. He's a pain in the butt. He's the most defensive little thing I've ever met. He's a gentle feeder though... I don't understand haha! He is growing quite slow and I'm assuming it's because of his kink making him a bit awkward. He gets around just fine and it doesn't appear to bother him at all really. He's very hard to handle and very noodley (hence the name) and is extremely snappy. He loves Jack's younger brother more than anybody though, quite annoying! He's about a foot long
I'm not sure whether or not I introduced my new-ish Kenyan sand boas either? The breeder I got Paprika from was very kind and told me that should he breed again I could have dibs on which ever I wanted before hand. I went over to see them when they were born (they're live bearing snakes) and he actually gave me two girls! I called them Chilli and Cayenne and they're almost identical and in the photos I can't tell which one is which from here haha! Chilli has the dots and cayenne has stripe on the neck! They're about 5 inches long and FULL of attitude
After all of those guys I was done for a while but life loves to throw some little surprises at you! Jack text me while I was at work to tell me that he'd gotten me a snake and a vivarium. I nearly had a heart attack! Jack goes mad whenever I bring anything home. I was like um okay. Well, wanna see what he came home with...?
Meet Hendrix (Jack named him, big fan!), a 7-8 year old common boa (yup a third one) who is at LEAST 10 feet in length
Despite his size and history, he's actually really really sweet and lovely. He gives you fair warning if he doesn't like you handling him at that moment in time which is VERY handy. We have a 2 person rule with him because he is so big. I've put him on plenty of people and they all fall in love with him and his personality. He's a really sweet boy! He was given to his previous owner with horrific mouth rot and scale rot. He's now covered in scars and has a badly slanted mouth but he's my big cutie and it doesn't bother me in the slightest
Last but not least, I have my Irian Jaya blue tongued skink baby (July this year) that I got just under a month ago from a reptile expo. I had been saving up to get a carpet python but as soon as this bunch of skinks were put on a table I went running over to them. I held this guy first and I came straight home with him. Unfortunately his set up kinda broke, so he's not in what I'd like him to be in right now but we're planning on building our own large stack within the next few months to get a few of my guys out of their tubs. He doesn't have a name yet! He was in shed in the photos around my finger so he didn't look as nice but once it all came off he showed off some beautiful colours. I WILL get a Northern at some point as that's what I originally wanted but this guy just melted my heart. He's so huffy but bluffy. Honestly, he's VERY vocal with his hissing and he loves to pull some cross and intimidating faces haha!
So yeah, not everybody, but just a little update on most of the scaly kids minus 7