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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bringing My Rehab Project Home

My rehabilitation project finally is going to come home from work. The project is a 6 foot albino Burmese Python. She came into my store after not having a decent meal for about a year. She was the worst case of malnutrition, dehydration, and skin sores i have ever seen. I told my manager that if I could keep her alive that she was mine. I have kept her at work for about a month now, and after 1-3 rats every 3 or 4 days and regular soakings she pulled off a perfect shed last week and most of the sores and a lot of the scaring is gone. She has several months to go to rebuild muscle mass but she is coming along great.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 04:24 AM
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 08:42 AM
 
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Good for you.Weve rescues a green burm that was supposedly agressive. It was only cage defensive and petrified of the hook. Al had him out last night and we were stroking him under the chin and everything. Ive been a bit nervous around him because hes a giant i suppose and ive never handled giants before (even though hes only a baby) But ive made myself try to handle him more so i can stop my silly discomforts.

Just one comment. I dont like the word project when it comes to animals. Just my idea. I dont find they deserve to be seen as science projects. But then again alot of breeders say things like that.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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The snake will make a great pet, she rarely hisses, isn't shy at all, but she does have a feed response. I am concidering buying a baby albino granite burm, that almost got eaten by his smaller tank mate, as a boyfriend and breeding them in a few years.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 11:53 AM
 
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Cool , and large snakes will always have feeding responses lol. are you going to hook train her? rub her gently before taking her out so she knows its not feeding time. We use a pillow case and just drop it on her head. since she has a fear of the hook and will strike out at it
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 04:33 PM
 
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I'm so glad she's doing well! Let's hope it stays that way.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 06:23 PM
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Nice going blueram. I am glad to hear there was a good ending to that story. Remember not to get to complacent around this animal, as no snake is tame but only domesticated.
There has been a number of resent news articles were people have underestimated these animals and paid the ultimate price.


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Thats greyt news.I see this thread is abit older,so how is she doing now?




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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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She's doing great, she ate 2 rabbits in a row the other day and is about to shed again. I measured her a while ago and she was almost 9 feet. So she's doing will to say the least.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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Got pics? Our burm is around 7 feet now and growing . Finally calmed down.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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9 feet...yikes hehe
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