I really don’t know what to do about my royal python. He hasn’t eaten in around two months and I’m getting really worried. All of his temps are correct as well as humidity, he is shedding normally and there is nothing visibly wrong with him. I’ve tried heating the food, I’ve tried smaller sizes,…
my royal does exactly the same thing. strikes at the food and then drops it. he didn’t eat for a month once because of this then started actually eating. maybe try piercing the nose of the food so it attracts him to the nose end more, maybe trying a smaller food size, heating the head end, etc? I used to warm up the head with a hair dryer for like 20 seconds before feeding and that helped. pythons have such weird feeding behaviour. always worth mentioning to a vet or reptile specialist though, to be on the safe side. I hope it gets better x
I built a new habitat for my geckos!
I only planned on getting one lizard, but impulsively bought Papaya one day. For a few months, they had a really pathetic and disgustingly small 10 gallon tank with only one hide between the two of them. They never fought over territory but augh.
I felt horrible, and currently don’t have the accommodations for a larger tank, so I decided to create a TWO STORY habitat and double the floor space instead.
I still feel it’s too small for two geckos, but it’s MUCH better than before and I can tell they’re much better off. I’ve never seen them explore and run around this much! :D
Also: I’m aware of the problems regarding sand as a substrate and I take the appropriate precautions. Please don’t nag me.
Really fantastic effort. Love what this person has done for their leo. Ps they are aware of sand as a substrate issue no need for mentioning.
Black Mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis
These gorgeous snakes are Africa’s longest venomous snake.. they’re also among the fastest snakes in the world, reaching speeds of up to 12.5mph!
Where do they live?
They are found in Southern and Eastern Africa, including Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in rocky and leafy areas on both ground floor and in trees
Appearance, size and weight?
They have an olive/grey skin colour but are mostly recognised for the blue - black colour inside their mouth. They usually weigh around 3.5lb and can grow to around 14ft but 8.2ft is the average
Averagely around 11 years but can live longer
Having the advantage of living in a variety of places, they have a fairly wide selection of prey, mostly rodents, birds, lizards, bats etc.
Believe it or not, these snakes are in fact known to be shy and try to escape confronting situations.. however when threatened, they raise up and spread cobra - like neck flap and hiss. If after this they still feel threatened, they will strike multiple times, injecting large amounts of venom
Yes. They are considered one of the world’s top deadliest snakes. The main venom is neurotoxic and attacks the nervous system, which causes problems such as sweating, salivating, loss of control, paralysis etc.. It’s said that between 10 - 15mg of venom can kill an adult human and a single bite can deliver about 120mg - 400mg of venom! Before the black mamba antivenom, a bite would be 100% fatal.. and usually within 20 minutes! This antivenom is not widely available so a lot of deaths still occur
Lessers/Butters are one of the prettiest single-gene morphs in the ball python world. ^^