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Old 07-30-14, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Loki, my Eastern Indigo

After nearly 30 years of wishing, he has arrived! He was ready for pick up at the airport around 8:30 this morning. I work until 3:00pm, but I couldn't stand it, so I took a long lunch and rushed over to get him and drop him off at my house. I love him already. He's in blue, but he's still a striking little fellow. He's actually a 2013 hatchling. I would have expected him to be a bit longer, but he's much thicker than other colubrids of his size. As soon as he settles in, I'll start feeding and putting some length on him. Anyway, I'm very pleased with the little guy. Can't wait til he's settled in.

A few crappy cell phone photos until I'm able to get the camera out.

The obligatory box opening photo:



My, what big, blue eyes you have!



And a closer one:
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Old 07-30-14, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: He's here! At long last, my Eastern Indigo.

That's awesome eminart!! I LOVE indigos! I hope you'll continue to share pics as he matures.
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Oh wow, he's awesome! Congrats on finally getting him after 30 years!! Can't wait to see pics as he grows with you.
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God damn look at those eyes! Congrats
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Old 07-30-14, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: He's here! At long last, my Eastern Indigo.

Thanks guys! I'm back at work now. It was tough to come back in here. Haha.

Yeah, 30 years is a long time. I've wanted one since I first read about them in a reptile book from my school library. I think I was in the 3rd grade. I'm 37 now, so whatever that works out to be.
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Awesome! Beautiful! Congrats!!!
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What a gorgeous little one! I can't wait to see more pictures! Congratulations (:
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Indigo's are awesome!
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I can't see it! My phone sucks! I get a stupid ? Mark box! :/ I bet its pretty too!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's hard to believe that little guy will grow into such a beautiful regal looking adult. Please keep notes for those of us who would like to have an Indigo some day and of course post plenty of photos as he grows up.
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I can't see it! My phone sucks! I get a stupid ? Mark box! :/ I bet its pretty too!

You can try this link: Indigo Photos by eminart | Photobucket
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Awesome! I would love to have one of these guys. I'm happy for you. What kind of home do you have planned for him?
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Re: He's here! At long last, my Eastern Indigo.

Here's a little video of him coming out of the box. Nothing too exciting but I couldn't be happier.

Sorry about the vertical orientation of the video. My 9 year old daughter was filming. But, in her defense, that is how I handed her my phone.

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Woohoo! So beautiful!!
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Awesome! I would love to have one of these guys. I'm happy for you. What kind of home do you have planned for him?

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.
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