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Monty, Post Shed

Discussion in 'Burmese Pythons' started by AjaMichelle, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    So I've been combating a mystery skin affliction since February and I think it's FINALLY gone!!!

    February:
    http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/40073-kind-graphic-im-very-upset.html

    After Shed One:
    http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/40824-pics-montys-recovery.html

    May:
    http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/41445-mysterious-skin-affliction-back.html

    This is the second shed since this issue appeared. And he looks better than ever. He just finished shedding yesterday so I immediately cleaned his enclosure and soaked him in betadine.

    This was at least a pound of poop, and his perfect shed. Not too much of a mess this time.
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    This is his vent after his shed in March. You can see his vent is still irritated.
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    This is his vent yesterday! Perfect! There's a pink tinge, but he always has this after he sheds. It'll be gone in a few days.
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    His lateral scales are all healed.
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    A little blurry, but his central ventral scales are all healed.
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    Monty reacts to head toweling the same way my dog does. He seems to enjoy it.
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  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Looks so much better! Happy Dance :)

    Now that's a big poop, are you sure you don't have a horse in there? lol
     
  3. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

  4. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

    LOL too cool i have a python named monty too! beautiful snake you have there :)
     
  5. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    That`s great to hear, I hope he stays healthy now!
     
  6. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congrats on his recovering soo well and perfect shed! He's in good hands, I have a lot of respect for how you take care of him! Good job Aja! :)
     
  7. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    He looks great Aja!
     
  8. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Thanks!
    ha ha Right? :)

    Thanks! :)

    It is a popular name! I didn't name him though :) What species is your Monty? Thanks! I think he's beautiful too!

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    thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
     
  9. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    I fed him immediately the next day!

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    Eating without limbs is HARD!!!
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  10. millerpj

    millerpj Elite Member

    Wow! That is amazing.
     
  11. Wyldrose

    Wyldrose Elite Member

    Wow! Thats one happy burm!
     
  12. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Amazing photos Aja!
     
  13. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Thanks! :)

    He was so surprised! He had no idea he was getting fed lol :)

    Thanks! :)
     
  14. JigSaw

    JigSaw Member

    he is gorgeous, how old is he?? how long is he ? his weight ?? I am curious, Thanks
     
  15. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    He's 15 to 20 years old. :) I'm his third owner but this is his forever home. Right now he weighs about 70 pounds. He's still a little underweight. He came to me weighing 23 pounds about a year ago. He's 15 feet and as sweet as he can be. :)
     
  16. JigSaw

    JigSaw Member

    very nice snake, 23 LBS for such long snake is animal cruelty... The burmese is on my wishlist but the only problem are the costs and the enclosure size, when i buy a burmese i dont know which is more beautiful the albino or normal(i like those which are lighter in colours) cuz i don't think i will buy both:) .. I hope Monty a long life :D ... if you use Yahoo Messeger / Skype add my ID: calynutzu_4u
     
  17. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    His last owner definitely loved him a lot. He just fell on hard times and Monty ended up spending about 8 months in a 30 gallon sterilite container. Honestly, albino morphs of any snake species are going to be harder to take care of. They have much more sensitive skin. :(

    If you're serious about a Burmese, or any large constrictor for that matter, you had better act quickly. They're being outlawsd left and right.
     
  18. JigSaw

    JigSaw Member

    in EU i think it's not a problem because we dont have exotic reptiles released in the wild such in Forida, I am only almost 19 years old(16th July) and I am living with my family, first of all let them use to the size of and adult female boa and then i will see what i do, i didn't find a lot of the color pattern of adult burmese(i think like all snakes they tend to darken in colours and i think they won't be so beautiful like in the first couple of years as they grow) that's why i think i will buy an albino
    i like these color patters
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    and the caramel albino
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    not these ones
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    if you cross albino x normal = 50% normal het albino but they will have lighten colours like this python ?
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  19. JigSaw

    JigSaw Member

    sorry for post but i couldn't EDIT
    EDIT: 100% Normal Het albino are little bit ligher like that in the picture above, TY
     

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