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Old 08-01-16, 06:47 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Go for it. Feel it first for any sharp ends, and sand them down if you find any. Make sure it's stable and won't tip over. She might enjoy having something to climb on. Mine does.

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Old 08-01-16, 07:06 PM   #77 (permalink)
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It has already been rounded down quite a bit. I believe the sand blasting bit they mentioned.
That and it can support my weight/ 190lbs.
If that's all to be concerned about, in it goes after next cleaning.

How big and old is Ophelia?
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Old 08-01-16, 07:16 PM   #78 (permalink)
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She's now about 9 or 10 months old, 2.5 feet and not quite as big around as a slim garden hose. She was about 4 or 5 months old in that picture and had just come home. She's moved up from hopper mice when she first arrived to rat fuzzies so she's grown quite a bit.
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Old 08-02-16, 09:11 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I held her without gloves today.
No intention to bite made.
Only wanted to go back in the cage.
After playing the role of snake escalator for a minute, she got that wish and went back to her routine patrol of the cage perimeter.
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Old 08-03-16, 04:29 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Well. I grew a pair today.
Turns out, Cuddles likes selfies.
Anthropomorphizing, yes, but she kept following the phone around when I had it in the reverse/ selfie camera mode.
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Old 08-06-16, 02:54 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I cleaned her cage today. On return back during her inspection, I looked close on her face and it appears that the scales around her snout are dulled, maybe scratched. She has been pushing on the glass since taking her out for the first time, but I am only seeing this now after putting her back in.

I know I can use Neosporin w/o the pain relief.

Husbandry hasn't changed. 80-90 w/ 95 hot spot. 40%~ humidity.

I am just going to wait for the time being, but if she does meet me at the glass again, I'll get a picture to post.
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Old 08-09-16, 05:00 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Disregard previous post. She had fuzz on her face.

Still is getting out in the open earlier and earlier except after a meal.
I have been taking her out regularly giving time for her to digest after eating and only for a short time.

A few things to note:
She is still pretty twitchy. She twitches a little when I rub her with the hook and pick her up by hand, but if she boops something or I move to pick something up -> jump.
After I am done, I put her back in down gently after which she turns on me and goes into a defensive pose. And yes, this is after she has her head turned towards me while I am putting her down...
She has not tried to strike yet, either.

I have a feeling that all I am going to hear is repetition will make this nervousness go away.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:51 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Patience grasshopper, trust is learned slowly, lol.
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Old 08-10-16, 09:05 AM   #84 (permalink)
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I get that, but still. "I just put you down. What is your deal?"

New behavior: While I am in the room with the lights off, she waits outside, with her head on one of the logs. I drop food on those logs for her to find. Amusing to me.
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Old 08-19-16, 02:42 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Another update.
She does not appear as skinny anymore.
She decided to burrow under her substrate and newspaper. (First to me at least.)
I went in to try and handle her a bit, but not in any of her hides. I spent 15 minutes looking in the corners and clutter of my office to see what you see in one of the pictures...
Meanwhile, because I know SerpentineDream commented on her being a bit skinny, I do have a picture that offers some profile. Just a bit over 3 months old now.

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I was just thinking about what was said about hot spots on another topic, and I really don't recall her using hers at all. I know for certain it is the highest temp spot in the cage, but I'd figure she would use it after eating. Granted, I am gone from 6-4:30, but even days at home, not to be seen until 5pm. Thoughts?
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Old 08-19-16, 06:30 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Re: Cuddles the Woma Python

Our three woma babies are in cages that have hot spots at about 93, cold spots about 80. All three spend most of their time in places that are about 83-85. They are a little flighty as well. I think it goes with being little guys as they probably have a lot of predators at that size. Be patient and gentle and she will learn you are not a threat.
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Old 08-19-16, 07:01 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Well, that's the thing. She is very docile. When the vet came over, he was surprised how well she handled everything. No striking and very few defensive postures from her. And when I reach to grab her, she looks back and tests my hand and not much recoil from touching.

Still sensitive to her head when she pokes at things. At least while she is out.

She seems like a bit chill compared to the average Woma (hatchling?/juvenile?), but this is compared to what little I know and what others tell me.

Honestly, I think I should have been bit by now.

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Captain: What age/ size are they? I don't think you mentioned that yet. The third picture in your thread, though, seems comparable to Cuddles.

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Ours are only a couple months old. When I say they are flighty, it's a relative statement. My 8 and 10 year old daughters can handle them. They are a little skittish when taken out of the cage but once in your hands they chill out pretty quick. They also tend to greet you at their door when they see movement unlike our bp's that retreat at the sign of movement.
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For a size reference, this is my 8 year old daughter holding one of the females. We are not handling the because since he has not eaten for us yet. The 2 females are voracious feeders and ate the day they came in.
Not sure if it is coincidence or a gender thing. I don't recall this years ago when I was in the hobby but both of our males (BP and now woma) took longer to adjust to their new environments than the females did.
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Old 08-20-16, 07:49 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Greeting you at the door? She does not do this for me. I am curious if this has to do with how you feed them.
From the beginning I have just dropped food on a log in the cage from the opposite of her and she took care of it. I did my best to ensure I wasn't related to the food.
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