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Posted by blind at 1/27/2017 12:19:11 PM



They are naughty. Undecided But I love them :)

Yesterday was feeding day, so I fed Plume 2 mice. Plume, being a horny snoot, ate only one. When I started poking him with the second mouse, he even began twitching! I know he wants to mate, but he has to eat more, he's thin and I'm a bit worried about his weight. And he makes me waste food. I am angry at him. But I love him :P

On the contrary, Calypso jumped on her mouse, ate it, and then tried to eat me. :P

Also, I have these arm warmers, so of course I had to take pictures with the snakes :P (you can see the size difference between the two)







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Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 1/27/2017 1:41:42 PM  

So much cuteness! :)



blind,
Posted At: 1/28/2017 9:57:24 AM  

I'm a bit worried about Plume though, he needs to eat more. And recently, he's been poofing/coughing, but he doesn't seem sick (very active, no bubbles/mucus, mouth is ok).
Don't know if it's a mating season thing, or if he's allergic to something (my neighbour smokes, and sometimes smokes gets in. Also, I have plants, a couple of them are flowering right now)



Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 1/28/2017 12:33:22 PM  

Hmmm... I wonder if a bump in humidity would help. If you don't have something like this already, I'd add a container with some damp sphaghum moss. I typically just get those disposable food containers - rubbermaid, ziploc, dollar store, etc. - and cut a circular opening in the lid. It's something that certainly isn't gonna hurt, and might help - both with humidity and for feeling "secure", too. Maybe lead to him eating better as well?? Personally, I think the changes in humidity influence breeding more than we realize, and if so, a humid hide might get him out of that groove as well??



blind,
Posted At: 1/28/2017 12:42:41 PM  

I think you might be right. It's winter so the air gets dry, even if I have an humidifier. I'll try the sphagnum :)



blind,
Posted At: 1/28/2017 5:34:59 PM  

Updates: after boosting the humidity in the appartment, Plume doesn't cough anymore. Now my windows are all foggy :P I'll try to get sphagnum tomorrow :)



Sarah Auzina,
Posted At: 1/30/2017 4:22:12 PM  

Cute lil monsters!



blind,
Posted At: 2/2/2017 8:58:52 PM  

I finally got Plume to eat his 2 mice. I tricked him: Right before he finished his 1st mouse, I put the other one just behind it, and he just kept eating. To him it was just 1 extra-long mouse. ;) He seems to love his sphagnum moss, I often find him digging in it. It helped a lot, I don't hear him sneeze anymore. Might do a smaller sphagnum box for Calypso too, even if she's in a tub and it keeps humidity better.



Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 2/2/2017 9:04:28 PM  

Awesome! Glad it helped and thanks for the update! : )


  
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