Friday, June 14, 2013

Furry Fridays: Comfy Town Chronicles

It's time to meet Joy and Ghandi!

Well, for me it's SCALY Friday!
My husband is allergic to everything with fur, so we have reptiles. We had a tortoise and a python, now we have this Dumeril's boa constrictor.
His name is Ghandi and he's gentle, meek and afraid of everything. He's a big sweetie and he's the best pet we have ever had!
This picture is from a few years ago, he's bigger now, about 5 1/2 feet long. They can get up to 6-6 1/2 feet (some bigger if you feed them aggressively, which we do not.) They live up to 15 years, some longer. 
He only eats every 10-14 days, so he only poops that often. His cage just needs to be cleaned out about once a week. Other than giving him fresh water, baths in the tub and taking him out for exercise, that is ALL we have to do to care for him.
He's THE BEST! I highly recommend snakes as pets, as long as you are not squeemish about what they eat: Rodents. Mice, rats, the larger ones eat larger things. Our still eats large rats. He is a ground snake and at 6 years of age, he is really getting HEAVY, which is one thing you might want to think about when considering a pet. It's not exactly easy to lift him out for baths and cleaning his cage, but I have no muscle and I am able to do it.

Joy blogs at Comfy Town Chronicles

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