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All "Others" Photo Gallery It was suggested to me that a photo gallery for the other critters and interests might be useful to the membership. So here you go, Walt. :)

Progression: Shadow the Eastern Indigo Snake
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:36 PM   #31
Clean house fresh water daily and food every week
And plenty of love
Pat [/QUOTE]

The perfect recipe for a happy and healthy noodle baby!
Old 09-12-2017, 12:14 PM   #32
All my snakes use their humid hides. Just a call me the master humid hide maker! Shadow found his this morning.

I'm also becoming the master indigo poop cleaner, lol.
Old 09-12-2017, 01:45 PM   #33
Do they poop more than corns?
Old 09-12-2017, 01:46 PM   #34
Ah bless him

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Old 09-12-2017, 02:14 PM   #35
Originally Posted by DLena View Post
Do they poop more than corns?
Eat more, poop more, and smellier poop. But I knew that going into it

Originally Posted by Patmart View Post
Ah bless him
Thanks. He is cute in there.
Old 09-14-2017, 02:18 PM   #36
Today was a very short (2 to 3 minutes) but positive first handling session. I say first, but of course I've handled Shadow for purposes of cleaning and feeding. This was the first time I just picked him up and held him for that purpose alone. My impression is that he is a little more confident and calmer than my baby corn snakes were at this age, but he's still definitely a baby snake!

Old 09-14-2017, 02:20 PM   #37
He is so beautiful you are so lucky
How old is he now ?

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Old 09-14-2017, 02:27 PM   #38
Thanks Patmart. Shadow is 8 weeks old today.
Old 09-14-2017, 02:30 PM   #39
Bless him I have never seen a snake like
He looks similar to a black mamba to my beginner eye

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Old 09-14-2017, 02:37 PM   #40
I understand. I takes a while to be able to identify different species.

I can assure you the inside of his mouth is a lovely pink, whereas the black mamba mouth is black. Black mambas are actually more gray than black.

Eastern indigo snakes are a lovely glossy black as adults. Some have a red to mahogany color on their face and chin. This is frequently bred for and is very fashionable right now. Shadow still has white baby speckles, though his chin and throat should retain the hint of white he has there now.

Edited to add:

Here is a picture of Shadow's sire. I'm sorry it doesn't show his face, but you can see what a beautiful snake he is. It was taken at Reptilefest (in a display, not his normal housing) and Shadow's dam had just laid her eggs days before in early April. I've held his sire twice and his dam once. Both are beautiful, with the sire being larger, longer and more muscular as is typical of this species.


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