Well I called Animal Plastics and they won't have "extra"cages for sale at the NARBC show so I took the plunge and just ordered a PVC Cages 48x24x24 with Perches for my Argentine... I'll post pics once I get it in and settled
^^nice work on the cage
Thanks for the complements everyone! It's not exactly how I envisioned but am satisfied with the results. I wish the sky and clouds were very realistic but im not an artist and dont know how to make it look that way.
There's a drawer for the bottom I need to sand n paint. The rocks you see are just from the yard that I was going to incorporate into the cage but decided not to last minute.
I have been painting for 25+ years and I'm fine with the clouds I went with a simple dessert looking sky and black tree, doesn't look good here but its the only pic I have. It's just canvas painted and taped on the back of my little guys glass enclosure. I'll probably get more creative once I figure out his next enclosure. I really like what you did, it looks like a nice piece of furniture and it has a storage drawer
I had just cleaned and put the substrate back in so thats why the absence of hides/etc..
Finished putting together the PVC Cage. 4x2x2 with RHP and sliding glass doors and perches. This thing is big lol. But everything went smooth as butter and my Argentine loves her new diggs, especially the perches. I dressed it up with some fake plants and green substrate and it takes up about 1/3 of what was a home office room. This things great so far, holds temp and humidity amazingly. When I can afford to, I'll be getting another one to replace the glass enclosure on top.
Very Nice!! ^^
I almost broke and got a BP this year at the Tinley show. I was eyeing a Champagne morph that I can't seem to remember or find a pic of but it was light purplish in color just really cool, but they wanted $1500-$2000 for them.
I didn't see any Blue Eyed Leucistics which kinda surprised me. Maybe I missed them, all in all a great show, very busy but lots stuff
I noticed the same actually. I've seen a couple of super mojaves but either no one had any luck in blue eyed lucy's or they sold really really fast. I don't know?
I was surprised that there were no blue eyed lucies either.... I think everyone is getting into the potion and crystal combos because they are commanding a much higher price...
I have a chance at hitting this year again. Hopefully I do!!
Nice looking spider Nemo!
My lone pick-up from the show was a champagne female.
Thanks! Potions are pretty rad. Mine was purple and yellow when it was born, but it she is greying out now...
BPs are all different. Some just stay "balled" up, but some just want to take off. A couple of my pastel hatchlings are angry little bastards and strike at anything that moves!
So I need some opinions or recommendations. I posted this in a couple places and I'm curious to what you guys think.
My female Pastel BP, Sunny, has always eaten live. She ate F/T once the first week I had her and then refused from there out so that's when we did the switch. I've never had a problem with her. She eats like a champ. Such a big champ that in the past 2 months she has attempted to eat her rat without fully killing it. Both times she struck it, and after a good length of time she released and started to grab the rat for eating. The first time, I went to check on my other snakes (I normally feed 2 at a time so it's faster), and when she got the shoulders I realized it as still breathing! It did wriggle a little bit and then when she realized it wasn't dead she curled it again and then killed it. Today however, this rat put up a fight, and she shook it a bit and then continued to swallow! It did die, i shook it's feet and when there was no movement or any resistance that's when I agreed it had died but has anyone else EVER encountered this? She's my first female ball python, and my 6th snake, and I would be devastated if something ever happened. She's always been a vicious eater but a sweetheart to handle so I'm a little amazed by this. I mean when she was just a hatchling she always drew blood and never hesitated on her food. Anyone have any recommendations?
Not sure. I've never killed the rat myself, and the places near me don't offer that either.... The other forum I'm on for ball pythons said it actually has happened to them before with majority other females. just wiggle the rat a little and she'll squeeze tighter. So we'll see how that works.
COOL! Thanks for pointing me to this thread!
...speaking of NARBC, the Anaheim show was just a few weeks ago and I went to check it out. LOTS of cool stuff there, and I saw this guy too (those are his carpet pythons):
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