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2012 Scaleless Texas Ratsnakes hatched!

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Posted by: Gsc at Tue Jul 10 10:27:00 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Gsc ]  
   

I'm out of town working but wanted to share a pic my wife sent me (sorry for the quality). Our clutch of Scaleless Texas Ratsnakes hatched out late last week. I believe she said 14 out of 14 eggs hatched. This is our 2nd year producing them. Unlike alot of the rumors you hear, they eat fine, move fine, shed fine and act like any other Texas Ratsnake. You do need to feed f/t or pre killed mice/rats to them since they don't have scales to protect from rodent bites. I provide a moist hide for shedding (but I do that with all my colubrids). I have had them shed fine in racks without the moist hide. Whenever we display them at herp shows, we are always overran with curious folks- amazing how many people didn't realize they existed.

In 2011 we donated a baby to a Nature Center. I thought it'd be a cool educational animal for them to bring to schools, use in talks, etc. The skin feels very velvety- really cool. They told me the snake is a huge hit with everyone that sees it.

I understand some people just plain "don't like them"... I respect their opinion...heck, they aren't for everyone...but if you have a chance to see one in person (and hopefully the breeder/seller will let you hold it), give it a fair chance...they kinda grow on ya!

enjoy.

Graham


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