Saturday, September 30, 2006

Introducing our snake

This is Darin's pet snake Fang!
Darin got this snake for his birthday 3 years ago. I have to say that taking care of a snake is easier than taking care of any of the other animals. Fang is a Ball Python and a very nice snake. Last summer i took it to the pet store and the man was able to sex Fang and tell us that she was a girl. Then wanted to mate her, because it is very rare that a pet store gives up the girls for mating purposes. I told him that i would think about it, but i decided not too. Right now Fang is about 3 1/2 feet long, and can eat a medium size rat.

Thanks mom for all the pics that you sent. I gave Fang her 10 seconds of fame. :)


MrsDoF said...

Goodness gracious! You live with a snake! Shudder Shudder........
Nuff said.

Mallard said...

You're all so much braver that I am! I couldn't sleep at night with the thought of 'that' in just the other room! gagh! Hope all goes well with it for you all.
Mal :o)

Monica said...

Girlfriend you are one brave Momma for letting your son have a live snake in the house.

I just watched a special on tv last night about feeding reptiles. Do you give her live rats or frozen ones?

The reason I ask is it said if a snake isn't hungry and doesn't eat the rat, it has been known that the rat eats the snake!! Yikes!!! I had never heard of such a thing.

caroline said...

we give her live rats, we can pretty much determine when she is hungry. You never want to feed her if her eyes have a glaze...that means she is getting ready to shed and won't eat for at least a week. So far no rats have tried to eat her. She usually gets hungry around 1 in the morning you will hear the rat scream and that's that.

gammamoma said...

Ya grandma has seen the snake eating and seen the poor rat sitting in the corner of the tank frozen in fear hoping it wont be eaten. This kind of snake wraps itself around and sweezes the life out of the rat before she eats it, then down the hatch it goes. Facinating, but grusom.