I just found Mooshoo my milksnake. I was in my herp room and said to myself "he's been gone long enough. Time to start looking". I poked all his usual haunts - in cupboards and under cabinets... then grabbed my snake hook and ran it around the back side of a box in the back of my herproom closet. Out he came. Cold but friendly.
We were watching this terrible movie last night, "Snake Island" (not really recommended but it does have lots of snakes and even more CGI snakes)... the starring "evil poisonous snake" in the film is a honduran milksnake. The evil honduran is sneaking up on some hot young girl in skimpy clothing and my husband says "hey, isn't that a Mooshoo-snake?" followed by "OH GOD NO, not a cute and friendly snake!!" Emotion: big smile
I'm so proud. He can finally recognize a milksnake AND he thinks they're cute and friendly. Emotion: big smile
In other news... my children's python is still retaining eggs, and as of this morning is in a hilarious position with her neck all arched up in a loop on the side of her hide box...
...and the other eggs I'm incubating are way up at 80% humidity (88F). I'm hoping dropping the temp some will alleviate some of the humidity. I'm shooting for 85F, now.
fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
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I just found Mooshoo my milksnake. I was in my herp room and said to myself "he's been gone long ... around the back side of a box in the back of my herproom closet. Out he came. Cold but friendly.

Excellent news. Now seal that lid down good!
I'm so proud. He can finally recognize a milksnake AND he thinks they're cute and friendly. Emotion: big smile

I'ts taken a while, but Kirstin can finally recognize some common monitors now, too. Of course, she made sure early on that I could name all the showable types, varieties, and color patterns in guinea pigs.
In other news... my children's python is still retaining eggs, and as of this morning is in a hilarious position with her neck all arched up in a loop on the side of her hide box...

Good luck, I'm rooting for her.
Luke

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Can you tell me more about your children's python. I saw where they are very friendly, easily handled, etc., plus they stay in a managable size. I've also been considering a rainbow boa. Do the children's pythons go through color phases? I'd appreciate yours and any other proud owners thoughts on the subject. I have an eight year old, so friendliness is a concern. And I am aware of the nippiness of young rainbows, but have been told by many that they calm down with time, handling, and patience.
Thanks.
I'ts taken a while, but Kirstin can finally recognize some common monitors now, too. Of course, she made sure early on that I could name all the showable types, varieties, and color patterns in guinea pigs.

That might be important for when you want to feed one to a monitor. :-)

Scott
Can you tell me more about your children's python. I saw where they are very friendly, easily handled, etc., plus they stay in a managable size. I've also been considering a rainbow boa. Do the children's pythons go through color phases?

I've met some nice rainbow boas who were adults.
To my knowledge Children's pythons are not available in color variations. No doubt a rainbow would be much more beautiful as far as iridescence goes. My Children's are light tan with dark tan spots. Their faces are so tiny, even if they DID bite it would never be a big deal. They are one of the smallest pythons in the world (along with their cousin, the spotted python). I also think the heat pits on the side of their head, way back behind their mouth, seem to make them look as if they have a big smile on their face all the time. Emotion: big smile
My Children's pythons are very slow-moving and gentle. I've taken them to a couple of outreaches at schools and large public events with hundreds of people handling them and they remained docile and gentle through it all. Mine are full-grown adults and are not quite 3 feet long. I house two in a
20 gallon long terrarium and they don't even use all the space they have. Mymale is very inquisitive and will follow my finger around the glass of his cage... I've never seen them even assume strike position once. Both mine have been eating frozen/thawed rodents their whole lives and I think that helps create a laid-back snake (never any reason to strike and kill prey so not conditioned to that type of behavior).
They are beautiful and sweet and I think they would be an awesome snake for a child. Here's pictures of my pair. Emotion: smile
http://www.fr0glet.org/pix/pets/snakes/childrens/page 01.htm

HOPEFULLY SOON I'll have baby Children's pythons! I'm not planning on selling mine to anyone outside of the local area, except Barbara. I promised her one. Emotion: smile
I've seen them for sale at herp trade shows and on kingsnake.com, if that's any help to you. They seem kind of expensive. I got my pair for $50, and it was a screaming deal.
fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
Fr0glet, thank you again!
One, I think MooShoo has set a world's record for escape and recovery.

AND two, if you can actually get an egg out of your girl, I will be glad to sit on it for you to incubate it for as long as you like.

She'll probably lay them today; it's my birthday.

Barbara
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Happy Birthday Dr B. :-X

Cathy.
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Can you tell me more about your children's python. I ... rainbow boa. Do the children's pythons go through color phases?

I've met some nice rainbow boas who were adults. To my knowledge Children's pythons are not available in color variations.No ... andit was a screaming deal. fr0glet "You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman

My baby female children's is a horror, but calming down with time and handling. The male is sweet as pie-no biting, he'll take food calmly from your fingers without biting your finger. Isis Reptiles is one of the best places I've seen children's pythons from.
Both my adult BRBs are relatively calm, but are easily frightened into nipping. The babies are psycho.
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She'll probably lay them today; it's my birthday.

Happy birthday to youu, happy birthday to youu, happy biirthday my dear Barbara, happy birthday to youu!!!
She's coiled up really tightly this morning. She looks all bent between the eggs. HURRY UP SNAKE!!! :-S
fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
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