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Old 09-23-15, 05:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

He's definitely big enough for weaned rats. You'll be surprised how much he starts growing once he starts pounding rats down.
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Old 09-23-15, 06:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I agree he is big enough for weaned rats.

A blue beauty is on my wishlist for snakes! He is beautiful no matter what he turns out to be. For some reason the beauties always remind me of mini retics when I see them.
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Old 09-26-15, 05:30 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

I also have a baby vbb. She is pretty green right now. It was my understanding that's just what they're like when they're babies. I also think some of the photos from online a little shopped. They definitely have a blue tint to them but I think they are more of a blue/gray than straight blue even as adults.
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Old 10-19-15, 08:19 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I noticed when he is looking for food his head slightly bobs left and right. Is this a way to pick up more scent? I've never seen a snake do that before, and assumed it would be something a pit would do, not a rat. I'll try a weaned rat tomorrow, and see what happens.
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Old 10-20-15, 06:37 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Many snakes/lizards with forked tongues and Jacobson's organs will do that. The animals essentially taste right and left and make a decision on which way to head. They'll frequently weave while they zero in on their target, or until they get locked on visually.
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Old 10-20-15, 02:56 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Thanks, chairman! My sinaloa milk has never done it, and I thought it must be a scent thing.
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Old 10-20-15, 06:28 PM   #37 (permalink)
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No luck with the rat, which is odd because it ate pinky rats a few months ago. I'll try scenting it with a mouse tomorrow and see what happens.
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Old 10-29-15, 05:02 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Jenkins tried to squeeze through a hole after eating his rat, and no longer fits. There is some mild skin damage, but no blood or anything deep. Hopefully the next shed will help this. Looks like he tried to back out and scraped about a half inch of body length.
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Hey people, sorry for the lack of posts, but life has been insane lately. Here is a current picture of Jenkins.

He's easily over seven feet long now, and a gentle giant! There is a bit of blue in areas, but this is a very yellow Vietnamese Blue Beauty. The more homework I do, the more it seems there is a bit of color variant in this species, and mine is low on the blue side.

I have some better photos on my cell phone, but taking pics with a phone in one hand and a fast snake in the other are not easy. I'll try and dig one up.
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Old 03-22-16, 05:46 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Here is a shot from the phone. I've only had one false strike from him, and that is because the tv was on and the motion was too distracting. He does need to calm a bit right after coming out, but will sit in my lap for the better part of an hour. Still working on the larger enclosure, more parts for that coming this weekend.

I'll try to post more photos, and hopefully get a friend with a decent camera catch some really great pictures!
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Looking good Klinger.
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

He's a looker. I love beauty snakes. If I had to choose one family of snakes to keep, these would be it.
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Old 03-24-16, 02:08 PM   #43 (permalink)
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he is absolutely gorgeous! it is so great to see a really awesome snake.
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Old 04-18-16, 04:51 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Took Jenkins for the first walk of the summer, he didn't cause any trouble at all, other than trying to pull off my moustache.

http://1drv.ms/1qUAxKd

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dera Klinger, welcome to the forum . that is a sweet little snake you have there.
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