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I can answer any questions about selecting a new snake. Most questions about how to care for a particular snake, including diet and habitat. I can answer questions concerning breeding of most of the commmonly available snakes in US. And I can tackle genetics questions as well.

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15 years experience as an owner, breeder, dealer and teacher.

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B.S. Biology Ed. UCF

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2017-02-05 eye is silver:

Sounds like a retained eye cap.  Basically the piece on skin that covers the eye didn't come off like it should have and now its stuck to the one underneath.  It's best to let an experienced vet get it

2016-10-31 Aggressive Ball Python:

Start him on an adult mouse sized rat and see how he takes it.  If that goes well, start bumping up the size until you are feeding him rats as big around as he is at mid body.  I feed my balls (or at least

2016-10-31 Aggressive Ball Python:

Best guess would be some sort of breeding cycle has triggered a hormonal release which is affecting "his" mood.  Another thing could be hunger.  You said 5 years old and eating mice.  Most ball pythons

2016-10-19 Digestive system:

Hmmm, I have never watched a venomous snake take passive food.  I have seen my nonvenomous collection take dead prey and many of them DO still constrict it, so I would guess that in some cases venomous

2016-10-18 snake not eating?:

It is possible the mice are spoiled (freezer burn).  Can the snakes tell-probably as they mostly hunt by smell.  Easiest way to test-get some new mice.  Mouth and respiratory problems are some of the most

 

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