April232014

hyacynthus:

adorablesnakes:

snake-lovers:

Dasypeltis sp.

Snakes are weirdos in the best possible way.

They actually break the egg using hypapophyses on the ventral side of their vertebral column - spines that stick out of the belly-side as seen in the photos below:

For more photos and videos of these wonderful snakes doing their derpy egg-cracking wriggle, I refer you to this excellent blog post here!

(Photos from Google Images)

(via markscherz)

neato 

April222014
5PM

adorablesnakes:

snake-lovers:

Dasypeltis sp.

Snakes are weirdos in the best possible way.

(via butthurtherpetologist)

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queenofpyke:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

queenofpyke said: Oh no! And you said there does not appear to be any obvious breaks?
Not from what we can tell. I think we will take her to Matt’s office again and have her x-rayed.

Hopefully it’s just the bruising and swelling that’s preventing it. Good luck! I hope everything goes well for y’all.

Thanks! Kind words and support are always helpful. I really hope she will be okay.

queenofpyke:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

queenofpyke said: Oh no! And you said there does not appear to be any obvious breaks?

Not from what we can tell. I think we will take her to Matt’s office again and have her x-rayed.

Hopefully it’s just the bruising and swelling that’s preventing it. Good luck! I hope everything goes well for y’all.

Thanks! Kind words and support are always helpful. I really hope she will be okay.

1PM
superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

queenofpyke said: Oh no! And you said there does not appear to be any obvious breaks?
Not from what we can tell. I think we will take her to Matt’s office again and have her x-rayed.
 

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

queenofpyke said: Oh no! And you said there does not appear to be any obvious breaks?

Not from what we can tell. I think we will take her to Matt’s office again and have her x-rayed.

 

1PM
Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

Here’s the Juvi. I was talking about in my last post. She moves around but the middle of her back is not moving.

11AM

pusysquart asked: Hi there, I've been looking at getting a corn snake for a while now, and I was wondering if you could give me some books/resources to refer to so I know that I am prepared and that I can give the lil guy/girl the best life I can. I'm weary to just google "how to cornsnake lol" because the internet is rife with dumb people, and I figured I would ask here first. I will probably purchase through BHB Reptiles since they're in Oklahoma and I'm in Texas; but like I said, I want to be ready first.

animalwelfarists:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Corn snakes are the best starter snake in my opinion. I’ve never had a hard time with a Corn. Actually, my very first snake was a Corn snake someone had brought to my dad’s work thinking it was some sort of venomous snake. So my dad brought him home when I was just a toddler.

Some internet sources are great but I know what you mean, haha. If you plan on purchasing through any other source other than BHB, I recommend the BOI section on Fauna Classifieds. This allows you to search for any previous transactions that either may have gone very well or very bad. Here in FL there are so many Corn snake breeders it makes my head spin! One person I can recommend is Don Stipp. His website isn’t so great but I know he usually has lots of King Snakes and some Corn snakes. Maybe shoot him an e-mail.

As far as resources or books I can’t find any good ones online at the moment and I don’t know of any books that may be able to help.All I can give you is my personal experience with Corns. Some of my followers may have better resources for you though!

Here’s a general care sheet for snakes, courtesy of Reptile Veterinarians, and one for corn snakes by the same source. Here’s one specifically about corn snakes, posted by scalestails, and a whole corn snake website - which is UK based, so some info you may have to adjust accordingly. The Jerp Center Network also has a care sheet for corns.

Of course, don’t take any of this as the law. These are guidelines, not a herp keeping Bible. Compare the information available and come to your own conclusions based on it, since you’re not likely to find the same exact information from various sources.

We also have a snake care section which you may want to look through, or our snake care tag, and don’t be afraid to speak with other snake owners!

-Ry

Great information, thank you!

11AM

Incoming Rescue

Oh boy. 

The local reptile shop owner (Josh) calls Matt asking if he is working today (he works at a vet that DOES NOT specialize in reptiles) and he said no. Well apparently one of the het. Albino juvenile Ball Pythons he had sold to a customer had quite the mishap and wanted to see if Matt was at the office so he could help.

The Ball had gotten out of her cage and had lodged herself into a vacuum tube. The women then attempted (thinking it was a sock according to her) to push out the “sock” out with a broom handle. Why she didn’t check to see what was stuck I’ll never know. When she couldn’t get the “sock” out and realized it was her Ball, she brought the tube to the shop and Josh managed to get her out. When they finally got her out, they noticed she had several bumps along her back (kinda like Bazooka’s bumps) and Josh suggested taking the Ball to Matt’s vet. The vet then called us back and said that the woman doesn’t have the money for x-rays and doesn’t have the money to euthanize her. The woman asked us to take her and do what we can. Hopefully we can do our best to make her better but I don’t know how severe the damage is yet.

From what I under stand the snake’s back is not broken, she’s still moving and wiggling her tail. But I’ll have to take a look at her when Matt comes back home with her. I really hope there is something we can do for this girl. I’ll post pictures when she arrives.

Please, please, please always double check small places like these when you KNOW your animal has gotten out. We all know it happens, but this could have easily been avoided.

10AM

pusysquart asked: Hi there, I've been looking at getting a corn snake for a while now, and I was wondering if you could give me some books/resources to refer to so I know that I am prepared and that I can give the lil guy/girl the best life I can. I'm weary to just google "how to cornsnake lol" because the internet is rife with dumb people, and I figured I would ask here first. I will probably purchase through BHB Reptiles since they're in Oklahoma and I'm in Texas; but like I said, I want to be ready first.

Corn snakes are the best starter snake in my opinion. I’ve never had a hard time with a Corn. Actually, my very first snake was a Corn snake someone had brought to my dad’s work thinking it was some sort of venomous snake. So my dad brought him home when I was just a toddler.

Some internet sources are great but I know what you mean, haha. If you plan on purchasing through any other source other than BHB, I recommend the BOI section on Fauna Classifieds. This allows you to search for any previous transactions that either may have gone very well or very bad. Here in FL there are so many Corn snake breeders it makes my head spin! One person I can recommend is Don Stipp. His website isn’t so great but I know he usually has lots of King Snakes and some Corn snakes. Maybe shoot him an e-mail.

As far as resources or books I can’t find any good ones online at the moment and I don’t know of any books that may be able to help.All I can give you is my personal experience with Corns. Some of my followers may have better resources for you though!

April202014

sunflic asked: thank you for posting the Malayan Horned Frog i feel like i have a spiritual connection to its grouch face

Ultimate grump is the best grump.

1PM

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Happy Easter!

  1. Malayan Horned Frog AKA Long-nosed Horned Frog (new addition, no name yet)
  2. Nana! (Hypo. Carrot Tail)
  3. Lunchbox (Mack Snow)
  4. Steve (Pixie)
  5. Morbo (over a year old now!)
  6. Clyde Frog (smaller Pixie)
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