Posted 2 weeks ago

scalestails:

crispysnakes:

The Eclipse boa (Leopard Colombian Motley).  Produced for the first time last year by Kevin Blumenthal of Blumen Boas.

Is it just me or are his eyes bulging? Do we have to worry about poor breeding in boas now too, or are these within a typical range for a boa? I have admittedly little experience with young boas.

IIRC the first few that were produced didn’t survive but as you know we can’t just give up and have to keep trying to get that animal even if it seems like its not meant to live. It does seem to look at little off which isn’t surprising. Lets hope that its not something that bothers the animal to much given that even if it was something terrible and painful it would probably still get produce cause ‘its pretty!”

Posted 3 weeks ago

indolentjellyfish:

littlepinksockofmine:

indolentjellyfish:

A better picture of the mantis shrimp I make, look at all the tiny little legs.

That’s a balloon animal

That is not a balloon animal.

Amazing!

Posted 3 weeks ago

glitternoodle:

Fuck me, I need a Caramel glitter noodle.

Link doesn’t work and I can find nothing on google about a T+ or a caramel. I can however find a picture of a hypo that without going to the page could be mislabel as a caramel due to its coloring in the photo.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Just some random photos of Brood with my new phone, top photo is closest to true colors. He doesn’t seem to mind this one as much as my old one since I don’t need to use flash, he is still pretty shy though. 

Posted 3 weeks ago

New phone!

So my old phone broke, the power button wouldn’t work so I couldn’t turn it on or off, which sucks since I really like it but honestly i’m in love with the new one, the camera is fantastic for a phone camera which means one thing…..MORE PICTURES OF THE BABIES! 

I don’t take many because its stupid hard trying to take pictures of babies with a DSLR without a proper set up or helping hands, i’m hoping to phone will allow for a lots of random handling shots that actually turn out half decent so that I can post more on here :D YAY!

Posted 4 weeks ago

kookootegu:

perhaps i should just start doing what that one artist did and make my comments apart of the photoset

That sounds interesting, do you have a link to their blog?

Posted 1 month ago

customexotics:

Desert Pinstripe Ball Python Pendant. I love this combo.

This guy is a super sculpey base that is painted with acrylics and sealed with a varnish.

You can buy him here : https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/193812071/desert-pinstripe-ball-python-hand

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DeesClayCreations
Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CustomExotics
Deviant Art : http://customexotics.deviantart.com/
instagram : customexoticcreations
Weasyl : https://www.weasyl.com/~customexotics

Twitter : @CustomExotics

Posted 1 month ago

customexotics:

Albino Blood Python is it! Had a follower message me when I mentioned having made a blood python blank saying I should try and Albino so I did. Hope you like it!

This guy is a super sculpey base that is painted with acrylics and sealed with a varnish.

You can buy him here : https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/193236846/hand-painted-polymer-clay-albino-blood

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DeesClayCreations
Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CustomExotics
Deviant Art : http://customexotics.deviantart.com/
instagram : customexoticcreations
Weasyl : https://www.weasyl.com/~customexotics

Twitter : @CustomExotics

Posted 1 month ago

customexotics:

The third painted piece from Custom Exotics! I’m really liking this painting thing, I wish I had tried to sooner, so much more detail comes through! I’m loving the head on this guy!

This guy is a super sculpey base that is painted with acrylics and sealed with a varnish.

You can buy him here : https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/192541010/hand-painted-polymer-clay-california-red

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DeesClayCreations
Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CustomExotics
Deviant Art : http://customexotics.deviantart.com/
instagram : customexoticcreations
And I just recently made a Weasly account : https://www.weasyl.com/~customexotics

God i love this piece!

Posted 1 month ago

kookootegu:

I think it’s finally safe to say that Basilis has switched to f/t? He took his 4th f/t rat this Tuesday and I am very pleased. He has trouble eating though, and wobbles quite a bit when he swallows but I think that it’s just because he’s old.

Anyway I think he’s already starting to gain some grams; I can definitely see a difference. He’s going back to the vet this Friday for a follow up and if he gets an a-ok this time too then I’ll be moving him into my room at the end of the month.

How old is he? I don’t remember if you’ve mentioned it or not. I wouldn’t consider it something to due with old age unless he is in his twenties. I’ve seen normals wobble after dealing with high temperatures and having damage done because of that but i’m never seen or heard of normals just wobbling. Also standard quarantine time is 6 months, vet or no vet. Its your choice whether you choose to follow it or not. I’m just throwing it out there, you guys have a lot more shit to deal with as far as diseases in reptiles then we do in Canada (IBD is not common at all up here but I still stick to the same practice even if animals have come from the same breeder) Its mostly there because there’s things you or a vet might not be able to see in time and its not worth risking but if you truly feel its okay I wish you and Basilis luck in his continuing recovery. My two sense but no matter how qualified or seeming knowledgeable a vet seems I would still be wary, I’ve seem some supposedly “well known and the best for reptiles” make some very deadly screw ups.

Just my 2 cents.

Again you’ve done great with him, keep it up :D

EDIT : i’ve browsed some threads and the most i’m finding in wobbles in normal can be cause by a few things, over heating, chemicals, being malnourished, incubation issues. 

The one person that seems to be the most knowledgeable on the subject has said :

What I would recommend you do is this:

1. Take the snake to a specialized reptile vet. However be forewarned that neurological issues are not only hard to diagnose, but also to treat. Unless the vet is able to find other symptoms that point to something definitive, I would go into the appointment resigned that they won’t find anything.

Also be aware that some vets will use this as an opportunity to run a series of expensive tests to rule out some of the more pernicious bacterial and viral infections. If you don’t pay attention and ask questions, the bill will get steep fast.

2. Provide the best husbandry you can. Make sure all husbandry parameters are correct. Feed it an appropriate diet and see if the behavior continues, lessens or ceases completely.

3. If you haven’t already done so, review the do’s and don’ts of proper quarantine. Yes, I know you have listed that this animal is in QT, but frankly most people who state this have no idea what proper QT entails.

The basics:

1. You need to QT in a completely separate area of the house. The farther away, the better. In fact a separate building is ideal. If you have carpeting in your house, vacuum your QT area religiously.

2. Since you have pythons, you need to pick a long QT period. Three months minimum, and keep in mind there is no accepted QT period for IBD.

3. You need a dedicated set of of husbandry tools. Don’t share tools. Some viruses are resistant to many of the cleaning agents use to disinfect tools.

4. You need a disinfectant protocol anytime you leave your QT area. This means, for example, using nitrile gloves and sanitizer, or even changing clothes after handling any animals residing in QT.

5. During QT you should be prophylactically treating your new animal for external parasites and having internal parasite testing done as part of your initial vet visit.

7. All animals entering QT should be checked out by a specialized reptile vet - first thing.


Most of that is pretty basic for quarantine. He stays 3 months is good, normally I would still stick by 6 but again that is your choice. 

Given that the wobble could be cause by his previous state you might have nothing to worry about but I would still follow proper procedure given you have Angela.