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Old 07-30-14, 06:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: He's here! At long last, my Eastern Indigo.

You are officially one of the coolest people on here! Congratulations and keep us posted!
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Right now, he's going to live in a 20gal long tank that is blacked out on three sides. As soon as he outgrows that, I have a custom enclosure that is 36"L X 18"W that he'll probably live in for a while. When he's closer to adult size, I'm planning to build him a nice wooden enclosure with sliding glass doors on front. Probably somewhere around 8'L X 2' W X 3'H. I'm hoping to make it a bioactive, natural setup, but I need some experience with this snake before I decide if that will work.
That sounds awesome! I think you should just go for the bioactive substrate- especially in a beautiful enclosure that big. It's not a matter of if bioactive substrate will work its more a matter of what type of bioactive substrate will work and how to make it. No snake lives on paper towels and fine aspen shavings in the wild lol. Again congrats on the indigo- I have been reading on them, cool snakes man. Start keeping an eye out for shower doors- the best quality free glass a snake - cage maker can get.
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I am so jealous of you right now.
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Haha, thanks, and no need to be jealous. You can get one too, if you mortgage your soul like I did.


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That sounds awesome! I think you should just go for the bioactive substrate- especially in a beautiful enclosure that big. It's not a matter of if bioactive substrate will work its more a matter of what type of bioactive substrate will work and how to make it. No snake lives on paper towels and fine aspen shavings in the wild lol. Again congrats on the indigo- I have been reading on them, cool snakes man. Start keeping an eye out for shower doors- the best quality free glass a snake - cage maker can get.

I'm definitely leaning that way. When I step him up to his mid-sized enclosure, I might go ahead and go bioactive with it and get some practice with what works.


And just an update on him:

He seems to be doing well. As I mentioned, he was in blue when he arrived. The breeder said he needed to eat soon, so I offered him a meal the day after I got him, just to see if he'd eat. The only thing I had in the freezer small enough for him was pinkies that my daughter is feeding to her young corn snake. He ate two of those despite being in deep blue. I left him alone for a couple of days, and in the meantime, stopped by the local pet store and picked up some hoppers for him. Yesterday I noticed he's finally out of the blue phase, so I offered him a hopper, which he took down like a champ. So, he ate twice in the first four days I had him. He should shed within the next couple of days. I'm anxious to see his true colors.
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Drooling with jealousy....
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So, he ate twice in the first four days I had him. He should shed within the next couple of days. I'm anxious to see his true colors.
Congrats on the first feedings, and we're anxious to see, too!
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Another quick cell phone photo. Still in shed though.

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Geez. Can't wait to see that red face after he sheds.
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What is the process to legally own an Indigo? One of my all time favorite snakes right there.
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Geez. Can't wait to see that red face after he sheds.
Me either.

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What is the process to legally own an Indigo? One of my all time favorite snakes right there.
Depends on where you live. But, for all states, you need a federal interstate commerce permit, unless you're buying from within the state. And, if you live in a state where they're indigenous, as I do, then extra state permits will be required, which may be very difficult, or impossible to obtain. Depends on which of the indigenous states you live in.
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Texas. So, my guess is it is the same process for the canebrake, however, with this one I could buy instate?
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Texas. So, my guess is it is the same process for the canebrake, however, with this one I could buy instate?
Unless Texas has any specific laws, which I doubt, you can buy one from within your state with no permit at all. If you can find one.
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The wife just texted me this. Can't wait to get home and check him out.

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The wife just texted me this. Can't wait to get home and check him out.

Congrats on the first shed!!
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Finally a chance to get some better photos. He's wiggly and fast though, so I was limited. Plus, I didn't want to have him out too long and stress him out. But, here's a few:







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