Burms & sizes

Burms & sizes

Postby gremlin » Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:46 pm

Ive just seen two ads in the Junk Mail and have a question to ask....here the ads first:

- female albino burm, 3 years old, +- 2 metres
- male burm, 4 years old, +- 2 metres


Now my question is...isnt that a bit small for burms considering their ages? My baby is a metre in length (give or take a few cm's) and is only 7 months old

Just curious :?:
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:23 pm

It is, but possibly they were not fed properly as babies.
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Postby Gabi » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:47 pm

Either that seeing as it was found in the Junk Mail you don't know who is selling them or that the people don't really know how big the snake is so they just make up a length.

Slightly off topic I was watching a show on TV yesterday and they had these two boys I'd say about 17 with the Burmese Python & the owner was telling us about the snake "Ja this is a Burmese python. It grows to 9 metres. This one here is now only a baby it's 2metres long" the snake was no longer than 1,2m but anyway. :oops: :oops:
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Postby gremlin » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:47 pm

Evidently they are both in an excellent condition.

Now if a snake, particularly boids, have had a slow start.....does that mean anything?
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:50 pm

Yup, they wont grow that big, which could be a good thing if you do not want a Burmese that will get too big.
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Postby Corncrazy » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:51 pm

Grem like BB says they probab have not been fed properly. I doubt they will get to there max size :!:
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Postby Jandejager » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:46 pm

Well, I have my Female, she is 4m & she is going on to 4 years, She had a pretty good child hood, with an enormous appetite. she takes a couple( 4 to 8) rabbits every three weeks & now every 9 days, she is huge! lovely nature, but just keep in mind, she is potentialy deadly!

say you guys dont know sum one with a mutha of a rabbit farm?
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Postby gremlin » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:54 pm

Talking about feeding big boids....

I wish I could find myself a male & female cane rat that I can breed those things....

My friend was a bit out of it one night and she was arguing with her hubby when she saw a cane rat....she was convinced it was a dassie :lol:
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:07 am

If you could breed cane rats in captivity you would never have to buy rabbits again. I will send you rabbits every week in exchange for captive bred cane rats.

Burmese that have had their growth stunted like that usually do not live long or breed well. Rather spend your money on some healthy youngsters and raise them yourself.
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Postby gremlin » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:29 am

Thanx BV

Im not interested in them but a friend is, so I said that I would get opinions on the snakes and learn at the same time :D
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Postby -CAL- » Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:14 am

Im curious... what size would a wild burmese be at 3 years? Anybody know??
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Postby Corncrazy » Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:31 am

How big do cane rats get?
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:55 pm

A wild burmese cannot have a specific length because it depends on the food that they would get for those 3 years. If it is anything like a Natal rock python it would be between 2 and 3 meters depending on the sex as well. Males do not grow as fast as females with the same amount of food.

Cane rats get to about the size of a cat just with shorter legs and very spiky fur.
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Postby Corncrazy » Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:22 pm

Gee thats huge, do people have them in SA :?:
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:22 pm

Cane rats are indigenous to SA but I only know of a handful in captivity. They seem to stress very easily.
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