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Old 03-29-17, 02:07 AM   #226 (permalink)
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He is still awesome. If I've read right, it seems he's always been small for his age since you got him. Just curious, do you know anything about his parents and whether they were smaller than normal for their age? Wondering how much genetics vs feeding plays into it.
Unless the animal is grossly over or underfed then feeding regime plays very little part v genetics...
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He is still awesome. If I've read right, it seems he's always been small for his age since you got him. Just curious, do you know anything about his parents and whether they were smaller than normal for their age? Wondering how much genetics vs feeding plays into it.

Yes, when I got him, he was almost a year old. He'd apparently been "maintenance" fed since hatching and was very small for his age. He's also always been sort of a picky eater for a drymarchon, so maybe that had something to do with it. I did a lot of reading and thinking, and I don't know if a snake that gets off to a slow start during the normal growing years will ever catch up or not. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on that.

No, I don't know much about his parents. But, I do know there is entirely too much inbreeding with captive eastern indigos. And that can stunt size. There just aren't enough unrelated snakes in captivity. For that reason, I may not ever have another eastern. If I do, it will be from the best cross I can find.
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I'm way late to the party, but Loki is amazing!! Gotta love those cute colubrid faces! Maybe such a bad *** snake wouldn't want to be called cute...but I think he is
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I had Loki out doing some sunbathing today.

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Awesome. The red on his face really comes out in the sunlight.
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IMPECCABLE! What a gladiator in the reptile world. Grats.
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A good example of how Drymarchon snakes overpower their prey.

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Loki is looking great! It's funny how some snakes constrict and other species don't. He's powerful enough to overcome prey by shaking it that way I suppose (even when it doesn't "need" it). Anyway, always glad to see Loki - really a magnificent animal.
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Just another Loki feeding video.

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My video had a typo that was driving me insane, so I deleted and uploaded it again.

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Snakes can't spell...so why bother?!

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Do love Loki - stunning snake. I've actually found I think a breeder of eastern indigos here in the UK. There's a 3 year waiting list I believe! I may just get my name down though.
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Please stop having such a cool snake, please send him to me!
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Loki is a true king of the forum Em.
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Thanks, everyone!

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Well, they'll never learn if we keep misspelling words around them.
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