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schnekkie 05-18-2022 11:45 PM

Hi from Portland
 
Hello, I'm Chrissie and got this little guy in December off of a group chat from someone who was getting divorced and needed to re-home him. I've never had a snake before or even been around them but had been wanting a pet that doesn't shed (fur) or is otherwise too high maintenance. This is the perfect pet for me. I named him Krtek after an adorable little Czech cartoon character I randomly discovered on YouTube a few years ago. Krtek the Snek. I mostly just call him Schnekkie, though. I believe he's a granite but I really don't know. Is he really a boy? Also unverified information. I've worked to learn as much as I can to make him comfortable and thrive, and have prioritized building his trust, and the reward has been discovering the cutest little personality. Curious, relaxed, tongue-flicking little busybody happy to cruise around the table and keep me company as I draw, as well as do security checks. Kind of like a mall cop. I ordered a nice enclosure from Animal Plastics but they are several thousand weeks out, it feels like, so I build him little climbing toys and stack up flat boxes and cut little openings for him to explore when I have him out. He shed today and is full of energy. His previous shed was in March. Here are some photos.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...ed20541caa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...11cd7ce0dc.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...cd9c28d25a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...44656b500b.jpg

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hypnoctopus 05-19-2022 12:19 AM

Cute little guy! He doesn't look like a granite to me, but he does look like an anery.

schnekkie 05-19-2022 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by hypnoctopus (Post 1744507)
Cute little guy! He doesn't look like a granite to me, but he does look like an anery.

Good to know! I know zero about morphology, but I love that they can change it up so drastically.

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SnakeCreations 05-22-2022 11:07 AM

Welcome neighbor! He is a cutie for sure, congrats! There is a DNA test for sex determination through Rare Genetics, if you're curious. If I remember correctly it's relatively inexpensive and you can get the sex results by sending in a recent shed. I've not used them, but I've read a fair number of positive reviews.

Enjoy!

-Tonya

schnekkie 05-22-2022 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SnakeCreations (Post 1744515)
Welcome neighbor! He is a cutie for sure, congrats! There is a DNA test for sex determination through Rare Genetics

-Tonya

Thank you Tonya, I am curious! I will look that up

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Caryl 05-27-2022 09:52 PM

He's adorable! I feel you on the downside of creatures who shed fur. I do love my mammals, don't get me wrong. But every time I sweep the floor, I wish mammals could shed once a month or so, all in one convenient piece like my darling corn snakes. [emoji16]
I love that you're entertained by entertaining your little guy. I always enjoy watching their personality come out once trust is established. Glad you found the forum, and hope to see many more pictures of your Schnekkie.

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schnekkie 05-27-2022 11:45 PM

Thank you Caryl! He's so gentle and curious, and I'm not sure yet, but it seems like he's learning that that two empty paper towel tubes I taped together as one long tube are his car. I take him out and return him to his enclosure inside of it. He's not in love with being handled, so being in the tube is a stress free way to travel. [emoji28]

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Caryl 06-16-2022 12:47 PM

That's a smart work-around. I think a lot of people (especially non-snake people) underestimate their ability to figure things out.

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Eremita 06-20-2022 09:52 AM

Welcome! He's cute; nice table too.

-s.

schnekkie 06-20-2022 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Caryl (Post 1744647)
That's a smart work-around. I think a lot of people (especially non-snake people) underestimate their ability to figure things out.

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Its pretty amazing to watch their little minds work!

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