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Old 03-10-16, 04:07 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Nymeria's colors continue to fade more and more, she didn't appear her regular level of red/orange/pink as usual today, and her scales were more noticeable than her patterns and colors, if that makes any sense? Like, her colors are so pale the shapes of her scales stand out more. So, none of the photos I took today ended up good at all, but I'll include this one to show her size. :/

I got her out earlier to measure her length, and she's just a tad over 27", not quite 27.5", and she weighed in at 174 grams. So she's growing. I'm thinking I didn't move her up a size quick enough, more than it being because they're mice. She did grow 4" in 2 months on mouse hoppers, after all. I'll still give her a bit more time and see if she needs to be moved onto the bigger rat pups, I know she could take fuzzies easily, but I'm a bit doubtful about rat pups.

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Old 03-15-16, 12:47 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Good news! It turns out her faded colors were actually the start of her shed cycle! I was hesitant to say so, because it's hard to tell, but sunglows seem a bit easier because of their bright colors. Today I took her out and she's definitely in shed! She's not quite in her blue phase, but it shouldn't be long before her eyes cloud over. They're still clear, but the rest of her is murky.

Also, it turns out my last measurement of her was wrong. I had her out and let her hang out next to Cloud's enclosure while I dampened her EcoEarth, and she was stretched out completely straight. She's actually a hair under 28", not a hair over 27".













She's currently in Bud's old tub, and was being heated by the heat lamp I was using with him while I waited for the heat tape to arrive. It got here Friday, but I just now got a chance to check the mail.

I've got the heat lamp on a thermostat, so I may continue with it. I've been wanting to see if I get any difference in growth and digestion from ambient heat, and she won't be big enough for her own T12 for at least a year or two, so I may keep her in this set up for a few months and see if I notice any difference. Both her meals were eaten on heat tape, and took 3-4 days for the bulge to dissipate and I have yet to see any feces. Since she's getting ready shed, and I don't feed during sheds, this will give her time to defecate. Then we'll see if I notice more frequent poops, and if the bulge dissipates faster in this set up. I feel like she just had a hard time digesting on the heat tape despite an 80-85F room temp and 95F surface temp. She only pooped once every 2 months and it took 3 days for even a slight bulge to dissipate.
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Old 03-20-16, 08:52 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Here she is deep in her blue phase.



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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Even in blue she's a real stunning looking girl, also wonder if she will do better with the overhead heating.
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Old 03-27-16, 10:53 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Well Nymeria shed today! I came in and saw her perched on top of her magnetic vine, but her skin was nowhere in sight. I lifted up the hide she's been using since her shed cycle began, and it fell out of it. lol Then, I found a gigantic turd pile off to the left. There were three turds, each one regular turd size for a snake her size. She pooped only a couple weeks ago, but she must have been holding in the rest. She weighed 155 grams, and her last weight before that was 174, so a pretty decent sized poop.





Once she was weighed and everything, I went ahead and gave her a mouse. She completely missed her food in her frenzy, and fell right off the vine. She struck the air with her mouth wide open when she hit the ground, and finally got it once I brought it back by her head again.



Look at that pink!





And her deflated tail.

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Beautiful, very pink!
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Old 03-30-16, 11:18 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Beautiful, very pink!
Her colors have faded a lot since she shed unfortunately (not that they were bright then). Her head and neck have gone back to being paper-white rather than off-white, but her sides are now only a light pink with green scales splotched throughout her sides. Her saddles and tail are a deeper red-orange, but her usually red sides quite light. Still, she's only 9 months, almost 10, so she could still change dramatically, especially with only 2 sheds under her belt with me.

I got a chance to take her outside, all the warm days are on the day I work. Go figure. I'm hoping today will be warm since I've got the day off.









The bulge after a day.

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Old 04-02-16, 06:53 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Nymeria's newest habit seems to be tipping over her hides so she can lay on the side. >.>



Then she brought her head up to the front, you can see her eye peeking out there at the bottom.

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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Her last meal was one of my weanling mice. They're roughly about the same weight as the small adult mice, but smaller. So I gave her one of the bigger small adult mice from the main bag this time.

It seems like she must have gotten the head folded over somehow, because she had a strange bulge in her neck swallowing it down.





She was actually biting herself here, she got her teeth stuck a bit, but luckily I didn't have to intervene.



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Nymeria was hanging out on her vine, so I snapped a few photos of her. She seems to be getting some that redness back into her sides, I was able to see it in person even without the flash photos.







And an obligatory mustache shot. (It's hilariously mustard colored.)

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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

She is looking amazing!! loving the stache
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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

Well Nymeria seems to be pooping at about the same rate, even with the ambient heat. She pooped either this morning or afternoon, after holding in the last 3 or 4 meals. She laid a giant crap, as you can see. I think what I'm going to do is space out her feedings to 14 days again (maybe 14-16 days), and the next few meals wait until she poops before feeding her again, and hopefully that will get her pooping normally and I'll go to a set 14 day schedule. I haven't weighed her yet, but I'll do it before I feed her again.



Here are some updated photos of Nymeria.





She looks a lot more orange in these photos than she really is, but they came out sharper than my shade photos.





And some taken in the shade, that are a bit truer to color, if just a tad redder.





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Re: New Sunglow poss het anery girl

She's a real gem BSG. I think sunglows are my favorite boa.
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Gorgeous boa there bsg! Great progression story too.
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Old 04-26-16, 03:23 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Great looking boa!
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