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The secret diary of a Boelens Keeper (month 2)

Posted 17-07-2010 at 08:47 PM by Rain
Well, it's been 2 months since I first got Saffron, so time for an update.

First off, big thanks to Darren at CPR and Peter Foulsham for their help, support and advice.

Secondly, to those who asked, I've not given up on the diary, but lets be honest, there's only so much "new and interesting" things they do that I can report to you guys.


Anyway, A little update. She's still feeding, growing and doing snakey things as I would expect. In fact,...
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The Secret Diary of a Boelens Keeper Day 4

Posted 19-05-2010 at 12:02 PM by Rain
Feeding night. This was always going to be interesting. I find the first feed is the one that sets up how the snake will be for the rest of its time with me. If it takes right away then all is good, if not, itís the long, hard journey to find out what it takes to get it feeding. Iíd handled her around 5pm, and then left her alone until around midnight, turned out most of the lights, and tried to get that Morelia response going.
So, based on her size I decided a med-large mouse was about the
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The Secret Diary of a Boelens Keeper Day 3

Posted 19-05-2010 at 12:01 PM by Rain
She was sprayed and once again went to her basking spot to warm up for the day. I left for work and when I returned found her on the floor of the vivarium, it was then that I realised why she was at the front of her vivarium first thing and last thing in the day. The windows in the house! Our living room (where her vivarium is currently located) has windows facing east and west, the position of the vivarium ment that she would get direct sunlight from about 7-8am (before I wake up) and again from...
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The Secret Diary of a Boelens Keeper Day 2

Posted 19-05-2010 at 12:00 PM by Rain
I woke to find her on the bottom of her vivarium, at the cool end. She was given a good long spray, and here I discovered some interesting things. Firstly, she isnít keen on being sprayed directly. She would much rather keep out of the direct line of the sprayer, Iíve put this down to her soft skin. I was supprised to find that boelens have a very soft, smooth skin, rather than the slightly rougher skin of a carpet, or a chondro. Secondly, she showed, what turned out to be some what of a morning...
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The Secret Diary of a Boelens Keeper Day 1

Posted 19-05-2010 at 11:59 AM by Rain
So, after a couple of years of loving the boelens python, Iíve finally got one, itís home, itís been feeding well in the shop, itís a F2 CF, and itís had the best possible start in life. Sheís a late 09 female, and is approx 16 inches long. Sheís still got the brown markings on her back and belly, but her head is lovely and black with the creamy underside.
Sheís living in a 60x60x45cm exo-terra, designed for one of my green tree pythons, however, this one has the standard mesh on the top of
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