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New Indigo Hatchling - Shy Eater

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Posted by: tkim at Mon Nov 26 22:09:47 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tkim ]  
   

I have recently acquired a new TX hatchling, first time experience with Drymarchon, I have been very pleased thus far but I did have some questions.

1. While he has not turned down a meal, he is a very shy eater. When a prey item is offered (F/T fuzzy) he will just run from it. If I leave in the enclosure for a few hours, it will be in his stomach. I have not experienced this in any other snake and can assume that it's not specific to Indigos - however, is this 'trait' common among young Indigos? I do wonder when he will overcome his shyness and turn int a voracious of a feeder that he is purported to be.

2. There are a few 'split (middle) scales' placed a couple of inches north of his vent. Is this normal or a small cosmetic flaw? I've read that it is normal from an unverifiable one source and I don't think it makes a world of difference but I was just curious and wanted to be sure.

Thanks for your patience and I hope to hear from you.


   

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