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      Default My new female Colombian x hog island

      Letting her settle in before a snack. Can稚 get a good head shot.
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      Default Re: My new female hog island

      Plenty of time for head shots...let her be comfy.

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      Nice little pick up there Walter


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      Default Re: My new female hog island

      Thank you. She’s quite the little wanna be nocturnal Hunter. She hides most of the day and about 2 hours before the timer turns off the lights she makes her way to the spot in the picture. Once there she gets comfy and hangs her head down in a s shape as if waiting for prey to walk by. Can’t wait to give her something to strike tomorrow.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walter3rd View Post
      Thank you. She’s quite the little wanna be nocturnal Hunter. She hides most of the day and about 2 hours before the timer turns off the lights she makes her way to the spot in the picture. Once there she gets comfy and hangs her head down in a s shape as if waiting for prey to walk by. Can’t wait to give her something to strike tomorrow.
      Gotta love our ambush predators! Many years ago I got several c/b ball python hatchlings and even THEY like to pounce on prey that happens by below them.
      I had some really nice driftwood at the time that was shaped like a arching bridge (& was very stable, too); using the driftwood turned out to be the perfect way
      to get those normally-shy feeding BPs to grab their fuzzies, from overhead! "Surprise! It's supper time!"
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      So after doing a bit more research and looking at some photos I believe what I actually have is a Colombian hog cross. Her more gray, tan color and vibrant brick red tail remind me of 100% Colombian. She has a lot of peach and pink colors on her sides and black freckles on back which look very Hogg. Coloration much different from our last hog Island. Which I believe was pure hog, very different looking. So my question now is that she’s a female am I looking at a much bigger snake. I’m OK with it just don’t tell my wife I realize that crossing s hog is often frowned apon but she was mislabeled and sold as just hog, in hindsight I guess I should have known by her vibrantly colored tail. live and learn..... I would never breed her. Thoughts?

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      I won't tell if you don't, lol...and her growth will be very gradual, so by then, maybe you can just tell the wife that she's shrinking?

      And yeah, the red tail should have been a clue, but they also should have labeled her correctly. While I wish folks wouldn't breed crosses, it's a done deal now, & at least
      you aren't planning to breed her...it doesn't make her any less of a great pet, only just a little harder to predict for characteristics like size. So remember that when planning
      for her adult-size cage. "Shh!"

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      Thanks. just like clockwork this evening she came out approximately one hour before lights off. I知 hoping tomorrow evening I can surprise her with something to pounce on. She really is a beautiful snake. No disrespect to our old faithful friend s知ores. RIP.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Walter3rd View Post
      Thanks. just like clockwork this evening she came out approximately one hour before lights off. I知 hoping tomorrow evening I can surprise her with something to pounce on. She really is a beautiful snake. No disrespect to our old faithful friend s知ores. RIP.
      No disrespect taken, they are all special & beautiful creatures. (which is why they're so addicting, lol) Cool that she's got a "schedule" set up already!

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      Like you said I will be planning her future housing location in my mind as she grows. I would build a huge enclosure in my basement but my father in law lives down there about 1/2 the year. I guess I値l cross that bridge when I get there.
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      I agree, she looks like a cross. Don't get hung up on it. It's a roll of the dice for adult size. We got my dog and was told he was a Shih Tzu x Bichon. He grew up and the vet said he's absolutely not Shih Tzu because he's much bigger than if he were. She thinks he is Bichon x Schnauzer. When people ask what he is we simply reply "He's a happy dog!" He makes us happy and we make him happy - what's better than that?

      I'm glad you got a new baby, seriously. I'll be waiting for more pictures! - Congratulations
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      Just fed her her first meal! No hesitation. ) the journey begins... again... :/ sorry for the crappy pic. I’ll get better ones soon.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Walter3rd View Post
      .... I guess I値l cross that bridge when I get there.
      "Surprise! You've got a room-mate!" LOL!

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      I would prefer to fabricate a larger enclosure on the main level floor but I知 limited in uninterrupted wall space. Guess I have time to brainstorm. This morning she was still in her kill zone on her branch. Hoping she has located the elevated basking spot that s知ores used under the heat emitter. I知 assuming if she needs extra warmth she can wander and find it. Who knows what she does when I知 in bed right?
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      If you're going to build a cage and you're short of wall space, why not a bi-level cage? I'm not sure that I've seen anyone do that for boas, but I don't see why it
      wouldn't work, though the temperatures might be awkward to get right (heat rises, the first floor would always be the "cool side"). Done right, it could look pretty
      spectacular as well...a large sturdy cabinet* might be re-purposed (sealed with water-proofing etc). *You might find a "wardrobe" for sale in a thrift or from people
      who are moving & cannot take it with them. I have (in the past) re-purposed a vertical cabinet for a large (Taiwan Beauty) rat snake, with branches & all, it was great.
      *Or a large sturdy "entertainment center" might work...but it would need to be real wood, & many of those are just particle board that won't hold up, esp. w/ humidity.

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      Came home last night to find that she has found her elevated basking hot spot. That makes me feel better. picture of her hog traits, peppering and pink sides. Curiously tonight she decided to go under the cork instead of basking on top. Whatever works... came back an hour later back on top.
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      Settling in nicely. 2 good feeds so far.
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      She looks quite comfy. That's what's so cool about keeping snakes...seeing them live their best lives under our care. Good work!

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      Default Re: My new female Colombian x hog island

      Great looking snake, viv looks nice and natural,they soon find there most comfy spot in the viv, just at the perfect temp for them to bask and keep a look out for food time


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