We removed "Cain" from a home with less than optimal care. His water bowl had
green slime in it, Cain had retained eye caps, he was constipated, had no light
cycles (always a party in the room) or hides provided. The cage had not been
cleaned in 4 months! Forced air heat in the apartment with a screen cover over
the tank, The list goes on..... he was a decoration animal (to put it
Once we got
him back here, I put him in a warm bath tub, and within minutes he passed
massive feces, there was bedding bark impacted in it with a huge amount of mouse
hair. If you click the thumbnail of him in the bath tub, you can see the
swelling near his tail, after his poo, it went down. Zoo Med shedding aid was
sprayed on his eyes, and we changed down his enclosure.
has now begun eating rats, rats are bigger, and he needs less feedings. He has
been out in the yard several times to stretch and get some real sunlight. He
really seems to enjoy it outside.
Cain is a
huge commitment, he is approximately 2 years old now, with a life span that may
reach anywhere from thirty to fifty years, that's a lot of mice and a lot of
care that sadly too many people fail to understand.
the initial novelty is over the snake still remains. Before purchasing a ball
python please look into your local animal shelters first, Ball Pythons are
dumped as frequently as Iguanas.
reading. And here is Cain... Living large
arrived at his new home
Here is his
first swim to soften stuck shed.