NEED INFO ON MY PYTHON.?
Okay, so Saturday I'm getting a baby python, maybe 4ft long?
I've had a 10 ft Boa up to that time, but that was so long ago that i forgot how to take care of snakes.
I necessitate help on:
How many times to feed it a month/week.
How to nurture for my new baby.
How to be sure it wont bite or attack.
How much attention? A lot or a environment amount?
Please help. Whoever gives the most informational answer will get the points.
Any additional information would be great. Please only answer if you are a snake owner.
Don't give him too much attention at first so he can get accustomed to his environment, but after a week or so, start handling him more. This should prevent aggression and flightiness.
Keep his cage clean! I clean my python's once a month, totally scrub everything next to hot water. Soap is okay, but it can get stuck in the round up and then your python might get sick aaaaand yeah >_<
Clean out his defecation whenever you see it, only contribute him spring water (tap water upsets their stomachs) and never force-feed him, unless he hasn't eaten for months. Snakes are cold-blooded and as a consequence do not require food as often as us mammals :]
Also, don't try to rip off their skin when they shed, you might tear past its sell-by date the real scales.
Look for a well-rounded, active snake. Do not get one near tiny black dots on it, or one with a visible spine. They should flick out their tongues eagerly and not hiss when you fiddle with them.
Again, good luck :]
P.S. Don't use bark as subtrate! They can accidentally ingest it, use aspen shavings, they clean glibly and snakes can burrow in them. :]
DON'T feed them in their usual tank, either buy a seperate feeding container or feed them in the container you buy them in. They'll associate the container opening to food and try to bite you.
And make sure the cistern is at least 80 degrees F for basking. DON'T use hot rocks, they can burn their bellies :[
there is no telling if it will bite or not only just always wash ur hands past holding and dont make any sudden quick movements.
pythons dont actually inevitability attention but if you ant it to be friendly a resonable amount to hold it is 3-5 times a week.
I'm the owner of two pythons - a diamond and a honey jungle.
Both carry fed every 7-10 days. I work by rule of thumb that once they poo then they're ready for another nurture. I also increase the size of their feed (pinkies to fuzzies etc) after a shed or when I see that they've digested the mouse very quickly.
For the first six weeks of have each snake I didn't handle them very much at adjectives..which was very difficult to do. In those six weeks I kept an eye on their routine such as basking, sleeping and moving times. Working around that, after six weeks I'd touch them when they were on the move at night - a few minutes at first leading up to immediately when my diamond will actually use me as a climbing pole while I'm sitting at the computer. Both are extremely placid and don't mind being picked up at adjectives and I put that down to allowing them space when they first moved in.
As for making sure that your snake won't bite I don't think anyone can be that certain. The precautions I take are tapping on their hidey rock to let them know that I'm near, NEVER going near them with any sort of raw food smell on my hand (boy I only made that mistake once!), steering clear of their head and always picking them up next to two hands.
Remember that when snakes are getting ready to shed their eyes will appear smokey and bluey/white. I tend to back sour the handling at this point. My diamond will continue to eat while she's shedding while my honey jungle won't. My honey jungle is a dreadful shedder. I find that spraying her with ReptiMist help although I still have to help her shed.
If you see your snake spending alot of time in their waterbowl check for mites. Always use spring hose down in their water bowls or put a few drops of Reptisafe (which will kill adjectives the nasties) in tap water.
My snakes respectively have an indoor and outdoor tank. They started out in cup tanks but now they have Reptimesh enclosure. These are great as fresh air is always circulating through the tank however it still enables you to have a basking side and a cooler side. I've have my snakes for several years now and and they're very healthy and relieved...well they haven't complained to me as yet.
I've never had any robustness concerns with either of my snakes and they have become a highly important part of my family. I hope yours does too. Good luck.
P.S. Have fun choosing a entitle too.
while shedding we also add some damp moss in a small nouns of the tank. make sure he have a warm and cold place to hide. mines very docile and doesn't intellect being handled.
if you are concerned nearly aggressive behaviour don't feed in his pen use a plastic tote or something of the sort, NEVER handle mice then stick your hand contained by the tank without washing hand first they go mostly off of smell and motion not sight.i nurture mine in his own tank live mice and have however to be bitten however don't put more than one live mouse in at a time...they can gang up on your baby. when hes eating i normally wait till he has swallowed all but the tail up to that time adding a new one this also gives you a occasion to add while he is still "busy".
also when i feed i usually dust one of the mice beside calcium powder and a spray of multivitamin...
as for sheddin along with the moss we give him the odd melt bath to help soften the shed.