Discussion in 'Burmese Pythons' started by GoffReptiles, Aug 26, 2010.
This is Sara... about a year ago.
Wow! Can't imagine what she looks like now. She was already a handful a year ago.
What a beautiful snake. I bet she is one big snake now. =)
Beautiful, now update the pics please so we can see how huge she has gotten!!
Looked good then, I'm sure looking better now. Please post updated pics so we can see.
Sara is gorgeous and big that picture was over a year ago, lets get a look at her now. How old was she in that picture?
P.S. Try not to keep us in too much suspense!
If I had the time, money, room, and inclination, I might someday, possibly get a burm. That day is a long ways away.... in the meantime, I'm content to drool happily on whatever burm pics you post *hint hint*
Well hello cutie I mean the snake. or do I? LOL
Haha, that's funny. I will get my burm out and some of my boas (if they feel like cooperating) for another photoshoot next weekend maybe. Glad everyone liked Sara, I don't really see a lot of pictures of bigger green burms around. I know they are really common, but where are they? Anyone else on here have one?
I wish I could but they are illegal here Beautiful girl you have there.
Well which is it? enquiring minds want to know!:-"
Haha, I guess we will never know...
Or will we?
Awwwww, what a beautiful baby she is! I need to try and talk the wife into letting me get another Burmese. Maybe it is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission- lol!
It's always easier to ask for forgiveness!!! She refuses to eat rabbits though, I even made her go without food for a month and I couldn't get her to strike a rabbit, so right after the rabbit I grabbed an XXXL rat and she didn't even let it hit the ground. So I have to feed her 2-3 of them every ten days. She is growing nice and slow. I was hoping she would grow and get nice and fat so I could buy a male hypo burm for her.
Have you tried scenting the rabbit with a rat?
Yes, but maybe not efficiently...I thawed out a rabbit in a bag with two XXXL Rats. Is there a better way you know of?
Try washing the rabbit's fur (Yeah! I know!) and then with a wet rat, or even bedding from a rat cage, rub the rabbit down with it. Your aim is to transfer as much rat scent to the rabbit as possible.
Another possibilty and it is much used to train snakes to take F/T food, is to feed a smaller rat and while the snake is swallowing, with a pair of LONG tongs, lead the rabbit in behind it. Then hopefully the snake will just continue to swallow the rabbit as well and next time may realize that it is food!
I will try washing a rabbit and rubbing it down with a rat, sounds like a good idea...thank you. If that doesn't work then I will try the other method. She isn't a shy eater, so slipping a rabbit behind the rat will probably work well. I really appreciate the tips!
Going along with the idea Merlin gave you and expanding just a bit- I have taken stunned or prekilled rats and tied frozen/thawed rats to them with WHITE COTTON thread. I make a loop/slip knot around the stunned/prekilled rat's hips and pull it tight. I then tie the other end around the f/t rat's neck. As the snake is finishing up his first rat- the second is right at his nose or already partially in his mouth, so he just keep swallowing. This allows (In my opinion) the snake to continue eating with out the need for using tongs to position the second rat/rabbit. Just make sure you use white cotton thread- it is natural and not synthetic so it SHOULD digest right along with the prey item. I have used this trick on all of my stubborn eaters when switching from live to f/t. Maybe it will work for you, if you would like to try it.
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