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Old 02-10-2008, 11:08 AM
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ive noticed one of my new royals seems to quiver an awful lot, in the enclosure and whilst being handled. its not the whole body, mainly the head, its feeding fine and appears well, just seems a bit odd. it dosent do it all the time, but still quite a bit. none of the others do it....should i be concerned?

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Is it the Spider, Becka?
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:14 AM
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Is it the Spider, Becka?

yea, just threw me a bit none of mine ever do that.....do you know what it could be?

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Congratulations, you have a wobbling spider.

Spider royals are known for this problem, and it can be as minor as a slight head tremor when the snake is excited or it can be trainwrecky looping, crawling upside-down and so on.

Your spider may change as it ages - it could get better or it could get worse.
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I believe spider morphs are more prone to nervouse system disorders a trait that has been breed through as a result of trying to make the morph. It doesnt mean there is anything wrong just that it make shake a little or shows signs of what can be misinterperated as "star gazing"
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:22 AM
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that would explain him trashing his enclosure 24/7 then! he does the loopy thing, getting all twisted up as he moves around too!

is this going to become a problem health wise? i just paid a fair amount of cash for that snake!

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can any thing be done about it? or is it one of these things that can go either way, better or worse?
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that would explain him trashing his enclosure 24/7 then! he does the loopy thing, getting all twisted up as he moves around too!

is this going to become a problem health wise? i just paid a fair amount of cash for that snake!

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Who ever you bought from should have explained to you and asked if you were ok with it.

All spiders do it, some more so than others.
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Who ever you bought from should have explained to you and asked if you were ok with it.

All spiders do it, some more so than others.

no i wasnt aware of that. my fault really. i just want to know if its going to affect his health in any way?
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As long as he feeds OK he should be fine... but my personal belief is that you should not breed from him if he's exhibiting not just the head wobble but ALSO the looping.
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