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Yes its the sap that is the irritant to the snake.
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He disappeared into that coconut cave 7 hours ago and hasn't been seen since. The urge to keep checking he's there is immense.
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Don't give in... just let him be.
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He is really gorgeous.

Did you catch him out and about later in the evening? He'll probably bolt for cover when you enter the room at this stage, but they grow out of it fairly quickly.
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Old 25-10-2019, 10:28 AM
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He is really gorgeous.

Did you catch him out and about later in the evening? He'll probably bolt for cover when you enter the room at this stage, but they grow out of it fairly quickly.
Yes, he was in darkness when we put the kids to bed, then when i came back in to watch tv and put the light on he was out exploring but rapidly retreated to the log in the middle of the viv.

I'm a bit worried about the size of the mice I bought him. CPR said he was on fluffs but they look enormous compared to the little snake, so i checked with CPR who said he was actually on very large pinkies/fuzzies.
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Old 25-10-2019, 10:37 AM
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Yes, he was in darkness when we put the kids to bed, then when i came back in to watch tv and put the light on he was out exploring but rapidly retreated to the log in the middle of the viv.

I'm a bit worried about the size of the mice I bought him. CPR said he was on fluffs but they look enormous compared to the little snake, so i checked with CPR who said he was actually on very large pinkies/fuzzies.
You'll be surprised how big a mouse he can take- my adult Miami has a head smaller than an average end of a thumb, but he takes large & even jumbo mice. Ace snake, btw, even by Okeetee standards- is he an Abbotts?
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Old 25-10-2019, 10:50 AM
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You'll be surprised how big a mouse he can take- my adult Miami has a head smaller than an average end of a thumb, but he takes large & even jumbo mice. Ace snake, btw, even by Okeetee standards- is he an Abbotts?
Ok good, that's reassuring. First feed is going to be tonight so I want to get it right. For this one i'm intending to locate him in the viv and then just put the mouse nearby and leave it at that.

He is indeed an Abbott's, and yes, he's beautiful. So pleased with him.
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Old 25-10-2019, 11:32 AM
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First feed , wait until evening and warm it well with a hairdryer - offer instantly whilst still warm


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Ok good, that's reassuring. First feed is going to be tonight so I want to get it right. For this one i'm intending to locate him in the viv and then just put the mouse nearby and leave it at that.

He is indeed an Abbott's, and yes, he's beautiful. So pleased with him.
He is a cracking looking snake -

If you haven't purchased some feeding tongs used some blunt end tweezers for now and gently wiggle it a few inches in front of him. You will probably see him show interest by rapid flicks of his tongue and he will approach the mouse. He might suddenly lunge at it, coil and strike, or just open his mouth and gently take it. If he doesn't take it, then leave it near him and don't disturb him until morning to inspect to see if the mouse is missing.
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