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RE: Thanks man.

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Posted by: HappyHeathen at Sat Jan 19 12:14:42 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by HappyHeathen ]  
   

I was watching the classifieds last year for available bullsnakes when I saw an ad for the deppei's from a guy named David Wean who happened to live really close by in San Antonio. I picked up a pair from him and then made a straight across trade for a different female. I was trying for some genetic diversity but considering most deppei's in the hobby all originate from just a few original WC's I'm not sure it matters that much. I try to avoid breeding siblings whenever possible so the trade made me feel better even if it was only in my head. lol

David works with boids mostly and if I remember right the deppei's are the only colubrids that he owns. He didnt cool them. Just kept them at room temp and didnt plan on breeding them. This year he found himself with some unexpected eggs. He incubated them and out popped the little guys he was selling. He had some pics of the parents and the color contrast was amazing so I'm getting pretty excited that my male is starting to turn white in the anterior third.

They took a lot of patience to get them feeding regularly. They ate soon after I got them and then went off feed for several weeks. I was getting worried but I just waited them out and kept checking their environment and gradually they started eating again. I feed them fuzzy mice and they are putting on weight but its really slow going. I wouldnt expect to have these to breeding size for 4 maybe 5 years at the rate they are going. lol

I bought them as an impulse buy and they quickly became one of my favorite snakes. Their personalities and they way they move is unlike any other pit I've worked with. They seem almost boa-like in their movement. Im definitely glad I got them.


   

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