blood python

blood python

Postby AM-Rock python » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:57 pm

How big in size / length , weight , Girth Should a 1 year and 9 month old blood python male be ? because I'm purchasing one in a few days but something just doesn't look right about it , it eats a mouse once a week but is aggressive eating and the owner said " when I get baby rats he eats them , he will eat anything "
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Re: blood python

Postby LAMB Pythons » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:10 pm

I dont keep Bloods but it`s also one of my fav Pythons. How old did the seller say it is? And is it the one in the pics posted above?
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Re: blood python

Postby Whitelipp » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:11 pm

That seems about right. They are slow growers so I would say the size in the picture seems ok.
I've had a pair aswell they were 2years old and about 40cm they fed on a large rat every second week.
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Re: blood python

Postby LAMB Pythons » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:41 pm

Yes maybe its the way the Blood is held in the pic that the girth doesn`t look right. But I`m used seeing them looking like this.
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Re: blood python

Postby kfc223 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:24 pm

That's about right for a yearling, I have a year old male that is a bit bigger than that and is eating weaned rats.
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Re: blood python

Postby LAMB Pythons » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:47 pm

For a yearling yes, but not for a 21 month old Blood.
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Re: blood python

Postby kfc223 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:37 pm

My stupid moment for today, I read it as a year old and nine month old. My screw up I apologise. Then they might be a bit small for a year and nine months.
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Re: blood python

Postby Blet » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:22 pm

I have a pair of exactly the same age and I can assure you they are anything but slow growing. They are fed every 10-14d and take a large rat at every sitting. The male and female are of exactly the same proportions. My almost 4yr old pair have eaten adult guinee pigs and small piglets in the past. Make sure this one eats in front of you if you're not at ease. If the seller is Bjorn, buy to your heart's content! Some simply grow slower than others. Some remain smaller all their lives. Remember members of the curtus group are highly variable.
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Re: blood python

Postby Bushviper » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:41 am

That snake's backbone should not be showing the way it is. Bloods need to be fed every 5 days to get decent growth out of them. You can take a chance and buy it but then nurture it for a while. They are pretty tough.
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Re: blood python

Postby AM-Rock python » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:16 pm

I bought him today ! His colours look amazing ! He is around 55cm but he's got a lot of ' loose ' skin . His back bone is showing so that probably explains the loose skin : he is under weight / to skinny ! So I'll feed him every 5 days ! Hope fully he gets back into shape soon ! If u want to see pictures feel free to send me a message on what's app or bbm because the pictures are to big to upload ... 0822959593 / 28E468BC
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