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Old 10-09-03, 01:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The babies are getting a little more settled and I've named most of them. I'll list the names when I'm not feeling quite so comatose.

I do have Louisiana milksnakes and they are so very unlike their reputation. Both the 18-inch male and 10-inch female are very, very calm.

I don't know if this is considered "wrong" in herpetological circles, but I feed Bayou when I'm holding him. I let him tongue-flick the f/t mouse, then slowly draw it away. He strikes, then stays in my hands as he devours his meal.

Bayou and Aragorn (the pyro) are the calmest snakes I have. Bijou, the tiny milk is next calmest, followed by Arwen the pyro, then all the baby corns. They just need time to settle down.

I feel fortunate that my milksnakes are so calm. When Bijou grows up, I am hoping for calmer-than-usual babies. I don't know if their disposition is due to my handling or their natures, but they are nice snakes.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot
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