My GTP

My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:21 am

I thought I would share a few pics of my Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis). I bought it as a youngster from Rudolph Louw, who in turn bought it from Graeme Lotter. It is the beautiful offspring from a Sorong x Lereh (Graeme's "Superbeast" line). He/she is turning a year this month so I will have expertly sexed soon.

A pic when Rudolph had her...
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When I got her. Already a much paler,orange color...
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The start of her color-change. I wish I had a better camera to record this!
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:23 am

After turning green...Love the blue markings and hoping the black will stay too!
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Showing the black a little more clearly...
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Re: My GTP

Postby JamesG » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:26 pm

Beautiful snake. Very nice !
Is he relatively calm?
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:07 pm

Thanks JamesG! He is not relatively calm-he is COMPLETELY calm. I am increasing gentle handling now as he is turning a year old. But he has never been aggressive, defensive or even jumpy...Feeds like beast though!
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Re: My GTP

Postby JamesG » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Wow that's quite special, I know most GTP's aren't as chilled. Very cool ! :)
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Re: My GTP

Postby leonthemenace » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Wow! That monster must eat like a machine! Big for only just past a year.
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:57 pm

That 2nd to last pic is a bit misleading Leon. I think with my hand being further back it makes her appear bigger. The last one is a bit better to judge the size...Saying that- I am slimming her down a bit. A GTP is made to be a slim, agile little monster and I plan to keep her that way...
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Re: My GTP

Postby michael » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:17 am

That GTP is a beauty! I love the black speckling, it looks very much like the mite phase ones I I have seen on overseas sites. Lets hope it keeps he or she keeps those colours!
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:30 am

Thanks Michael! I am holding thumbs for the mite phase colours to stay but I refuse to get overly excited by it. As you know, with GTP's you could wake up the next morning and the interesting colours are gone....
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Re: My GTP

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:13 am

Very nice. It's amazing how they change colour.
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:06 am

After another shed I decided to sex my GTP and results are in....It's a boy!! Now to find a suitable name.After the shed the green colour looks more vivid,as well as the blue. Pleased to say the black speckling "mite phase" is also still present....

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Re: My GTP

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:08 pm

These snakes really amaze me. Just love the colour change! He is most certainly a handsome fellow.
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Re: My GTP

Postby Zane02 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:42 pm

My GTP in my Olea africana (Olienhout) bonsai...
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