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RE: retic for christmas

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Posted by: murdoch at Fri Dec 17 21:56:29 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by murdoch ]  
   

Retics have personality and a sixth sense.
They know who has walked into their room even before they can see you.
They communicate like a dog barks by their interaction with the front of the cage. They know who is family, but the feeding response screens bite and wrap first ask questions later whenever they see movement.

If they are pets you should only have one or a few as they do require time to handle and keep fed and cleaned. Their metabolism is faster than a lot of other boids overall.

Larger animals- adult females and larger breeder males require a keeper who is strong attentive agile and willing who has resources to heat feed house and care for a large athletic and potentially aggressive giant constrictor. Every time you unlock an adult cage you need to consider (my family knows my "all hands on deck" a request for a spotter in case of an adverse feeding response even if just filling or pulling a water bowel.

Hot water bottle or listerine bottle or both ready to pour on an arm and snakes biting head as a feeding response deterrent is always immediately at hand as is a set of snake hooks to adjust the initial interaction though never needed to use god willing so far for a big tic.

Winslow

The interaction however is almost always very gratifying in a



Very rewarding if you have the resources and stamina.

I have kept many taxa of boid over the last 40 years and retics are definitely one of my f


   

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