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CAN SOME PLEASE HELP ME ASAP !!! IPLEASE

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Posted by: z0mbettie69 at Fri Aug 6 23:22:35 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by z0mbettie69 ]  
   

HI, I DONT HAVE MUCH TIME TO GO INTO A LOT OF DETAIL, BUT IM A PRETTY FAST TYPER SO ESCUSE THE TYPE-O'S, I HOPE THIS MAY HELP? SO HERES A FEW THINGS TO HOPEFULLY GIVE YOU A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF MYSELF AND MY SNAKES?

MY FIANCEE AND I HAVE BEEN INTO SNAKES FOR YEARS BUT JUST RECENTLY STARTED COLLECTING LARGE AMOUNTS TO BEGIN BREEDING NEXT SEASON, AND A FEW AS PERSONAL PETS, OR IN MY CASE LIKE MY CHILDREN SINCE I CANT HAVE KIDS OF MY OWN ... WE HAVE A YELLOW BELLY BALL PYTHON NAMED LOKI, WE GOT HIM A FEW MONTHS AGO FROM A LOCAL BREEDERS WHO ALSO OWNS A PET STORE, IVE KNOWN THESE PEOPLE FOR SOME TIME AND HAVE GONE TO THEM OVER THE YEARS FOR NUMEROUS THINGS, BUT A FEW MONTHS AGO I BOUGHT LOKI, HE WAS ALREADY GROWN AND THE GUY WHOM OWNS THE STORE AND BREEDS THEM THAT I SPOKE OF ABOVE SOLD HIM TO ME FOR A CHEAP PRICE, SAID HE WAS CLEARING OUT OLD PROJECTS, HE TOLD ME HE WAS 4-5 YEARS OLD, MY FIANCEE INSISTS HE HEARD 3, BUT I KNOW HE SAID 5 BECAUSE HE SHOWED US 3 LRG PYTHONS AND I REMEMBER LOKI BY HIS COLOR AND AGE, BUT WE'VE HAD HIM FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW IN THE START HE WOULDNT TAKE FROZEN SO WE WERE FORCED TO GIVE HIM LIVE, HE WAS GOOD THOSE FIRST FEW TIMES BUT JUST ABOUT 6 WEEKS AGO HE STARTED GIVING US PROBLEMS WITH THE LIVE, HES TO BIG TO TRY AND SWITCH TO LRG MICE SO WE LET HIM GO FOR A WEEK AND TRIED AGAIN, AND THEN HE TOOK IT. BUT THEN JUST 4 WEEKS AGO TODAY HE WOULDNT TAKE ANYTHING, AND THE WEEK AFTER THAT HE WOULDNT EITHER, UP UNTIL THIS FOLLOWING DAY HE REFUSED EVERYTHING WE TRIED, AND WEVE TRIED EVERYTHING WE KNOW OF. AND TODAY WHILE I WAS AT WORK MY FIANCE TRIED AND HE KNOCKED THE RAT OUT AND LOKI JUST OPENED HIS MOUTH, HE DIDNT EVEN ATTEMPT TO STRIKE JUST OPENED HIS MOUTH TO GO AND TAKE IT AND THE RAT SOMEWHAT AWOKE AND KICKED HIM AND IT SCARED HIM JUST LIEK ALL THE PREVIOUS TIMES, THE RATS WOULD GO UP TO HIS FACE AND SCARE HIM, AND THEN HES REFUSE THEM NCE AGAIN, SO NOW TODAY ON THE 4TH WEEK, LIEK I SAID MY FIANCE TRIED AND FAILED, SO WHEN I CAME HOME WE TRIED AGAIN AND ONCE AGAIN FAIL, SAME THING, RAT SCARED HIM BUT THIS TIME HE STRUCK IT BUT LOST IT, AND HE IS USUALLY VERY AGGRESSIVE AND NEVER LOSES HIS GRIPS, EVER. I REMEMBER TIMES WE'D OPEN THE LID TO HIS FEEDING TUB AND HE WOULDNT EVEN WAIT FOR IT TO BE FULLY OPEN AND HE'D SEE THAT RAT AND STRIKE IT IN A SPLIT SECOND, SO ITS NOT A NORMAL THING FOR HIM TO LOSE THE MEAL, SO WE TOOK THE RAT OUT ONLY AFTER HE MISSED A SECOND TIME AND GAVE HIM A FEW HOURS TO RELAX, AND WE TRIED ONE LAST TIME JUST MINUTES BEFORE I BEGAN TYPING THIS, HE STRUCK THE RAT AGAIN AND MISSED, AND DID THIS THREE MORE TIMES BEFORE WE GAVE UP ONLY AFTER I WAS IN TEARS BECAUSE I LOVE THIS SNAKE WITH MY WHOLE HEART HES LIKE MY CHILD, I ALWAYS FEAR THE WORST, IM A PESSIMIST. I MAY SOUND LIKE A MORON TO SOME OF YOU BREEDERS BUT IM NOT, I JUST LOVE MY SNAKES MORE THAN I LOVE SOME OF MY OWN FAMILY BECAUSE THEY ARE HONESTLY BETTER THAN SOME MEMBERS ... ANNYWAYY THATS WHY IM HERE NOW ASKING FOR SOMEONES HELP. I'M NOT SOME NEWBIE WHO JUST BOUGHT A BALL FOR A STARTER, IVE HAD SNAKES MY ENTIRE LIFE, THE ONLY AREA IM NOT FAMILAR WITH IS MEDICAL. SO I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW OF ANYTHING THAT COULD BE TRIGGERING HIS BEHAVIOR. I WAS TOLD HE WAS 5 BUT ALL ALONG NEVER REALLY BELIEVED THAT, I BELIEVE HES A BIT OLDER THAN THAT, AND IF THAT IS TRUE, THAT IS BEYOND F&*KED UP BECAUSE WHEN I SELL SOMEONE AN ANIMAL, I DONT LIE ABOUT ITS AGE JUST TO GET RID OF IT, NO MATTER HOW OLD. I WOULDNT DO THAT. ITS BAD BUSINESS, SKILLS & CARE. SO PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS ANY INSIGHT AT ALL PLEASE HELP. IM DIEING INSIDE NOT KNOWING IF ITS MY FEARS GETTING THE BEST OF ME, OR IF IM GOING TO LOSE THE 2ND CLOSET THING TO LOVE IVE EVER FELT. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE. VERY, VERY MUCH.


   

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