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Old 11-24-16, 09:58 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

A lovely animal. As I was thinking of one as a far off plan.
To go the other direction, what would you say to discourage me from getting one?
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Old 11-25-16, 10:50 AM   #62 (permalink)
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A lovely animal. As I was thinking of one as a far off plan.
To go the other direction, what would you say to discourage me from getting one?

That's an odd thing for me to answer. they do grow very large very fast, and need to be fed a lot of food, so the cost is a bit higher than some other snakes. Mine "huffs" when it is out and is being guided in a direction other than where he wants to go, so it is fairly obvious it really doesn't like being handled, but this particular snake has no desire to actually fight with me. Controlling a large quick snake is more of a chore than a pleasantry to some, as well.

They also need a large space to live in, if you consider that a con. It also seems the more blue ones are not easy to find, it is fun to show people a v"B"b and try to tell them why it is green.

I never tried to talk someone out of a snake before, That was no easy task.
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Old 11-25-16, 11:29 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Cage size was not a concern as I was thinking I would end up with space for a 8x2x2 cage further off.
And I have seen they typically do not like being handled.
But the actual blue part is something I was unaware of. I suppose coloration should always be expected looking at individuals.
Food from what I saw online was something like 2 food items once a week of typical size, matching thickest point. Is that correct or is it more frequent?
I think the biggest concern I had was temperature; it seemed some guides had mentioned 70 as a minimum, but others 75-85.
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Old 11-25-16, 05:23 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Mine is eating two small/medium rats every seven days, and seems very hungry on feeding day. They do prefer lower temps, people argue about humidity but I haven't seen any real issues with it. I keep it a bit on the low end, and never had a bad shed.

The southern vbbs are more green, just make sure to see the breeders parent snakes. That's the best way to ensure a true blue one. I didn't and got my lovely green giant.

(See? I can't steer you away from a snake)
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Old 11-25-16, 05:40 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Ha. They were a consideration before you showed up with yours. I wouldn't burden with such a task.
Though like any species, I personally require a bit of research before gathering for one. Still have plenty of time to change my mind with the others taking precedence.
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Old 01-25-17, 08:10 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Jenkins may be between 9-10 feet long now, very hard to tell. I still haven't finished his new home yet. It is now impossible to get a full body shot due to his size, my one handed camera ability, and the fact that a camera seems to make him nervous. Here is the unhappy face I took tonight, trying for the January photo contest. As soon as the camera was near his face, he started to slightly bare teeth. I never feel like he wants to bite, but there is still plenty of distrust. Hopefully he calms down like my old milksnake did.

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Old 01-25-17, 10:12 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Re: Meet Jenkins, the Vietnamese Blue Beauty.

Jenkins is looking good. It would be nice to get a full body pic of you're able to.
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Old 01-26-17, 04:05 PM   #68 (permalink)
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As soon as the new home is done(which keeps getting pushed back) I'll get some full snake pics. Too many work hours, and car repairs, and life in general. I'm going to start waking up at 2am just to get things done every day!!!
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No worries Klinger...in due time. What is Jenkins eating these days? My VBB is on chicks & small rats and takes them no problem. She's somewhere between 5'-6' in length, but still doesn't seem to be quite 6' yet.
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welcome love the snake
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Old 01-29-17, 06:29 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Jenkins has been eating one medium rat every week, though after this shed he hasn't eaten. Tuesday I'll offer another one, he is acting hungry.
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