So my ball python struck at me today when I was changing her water, seeing as she's never as much as hissed at me before it seemed odd. Her mouth was closed which tells me it wasn't a feeding strike. I handled her yesterday and she was fine, poking around doing what snakes do. Two things it could be.
I'd been trying for ages to get her to move onto rats and she finally took one last feeding. I guess I handled her too soon afterwards, normally 2 days is enough but she was jumpy and sat still and hissed. I put her back immediately and left her for another... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Likely scenarios: 1) Your hand still smells like rat 2) She's gravid and thus pissy 3) She's about to go into shed and thus pissy 4) She didn't like you messing with her environment (reptiles as a whole get stressed out when you mess with their surroundings)
>>2040613 Thanks a lot. Thought I was but its reassuring to know. She has grown a lot so may well be due a shed. Didn't think about her being gravid, she did look big though. How do I know if this is the case? Do I need to do anything special? I was told I don't and I don't intend to breed so I wasn't planning to.
>>2040652 I should've specified that 'gravid' means pregnant, as in full of viable eggs. If you haven't breed your snake to a male, she shouldn't be pregnant.
Of course, if you got her from a pet store where co-habitation is common, she COULD be pregnant.
These are the signs of a BP being gravid.
1) Scale separation 2) Wrapping around the bowl upside down (belly up) 3) Going off feed 4) Unusual color contrast (her darker scales will seem darker, lighter areas will be lighter) 4)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi I just got a Schnauzer-Chihuahua mix from a shelter. She's a rescue, and she's been pretty shy, and therefore kind of nervous so she's been chewing on her fur. I noticed this spot on her, and then I found two more. I don't think it's from her chewing on the fur, because there's one directly behind her head. Is it mange? Should I should I be concerned?
I agree. If the animal would suffer so much it would rather die then we'd see animals committing suicide but we dont see that do we. Thus it's natural to assume animals rarely if ever suffer so much they would rather die. And what right do we have to decide for them?
Hi! I live in Louisiana, and green anoles are common. I found one half an hour ago in my apartment. Normally, I would just put him outside, but it is 54 degrees outside right now. If I put him out now, will it kill him? I think being in here is stressing him out, because he is turning brown (a sign of anole stress). Should I leave him in here till it hits a decent anole temperature of 65 (around 2:30 pm) or can I safely put him outside in a sunny spot?
I don't often post here. And I am sorry if I annoy anyone with a thread like this.
About two hours ago my dog died. He lived with my parents, about 200 miles away from my place, so I wasn't with him. But the last time I saw him, two weeks ago, I said goodbye properly, since it was certain he would be gone soon. He was 15 years old, half blind and weak, didn't hear so well anymore, and, well, his hindlegs were barely functional in the end.
This is the last photo of him that my brother send to me last tuesday's eve. I don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2037976 He probably lived a good life. And he lived until his natural limits. That is how nature works. My previous dog died not from natural causes which is a sad thing. He wasn't always loved and he didn't get to live to old age. Be happy yours had a full life experience.
>>2038026 I was about 15 years old. Dog was about 7. He was ignored almost all of the time. We were pretty shitty owners. He only ate leftovers, old bread or nothing at all. As my father put it: If the dog does not eat mold bread, he is not hungry. Walking him out would be at best once a day for 10 minutes. The last 2 years of his life as i matured a bit i started to really appreciate him. Sneaking food for him, taking him with me wherever i go, petting him regularly. He learned some tricks and obedience. In return the little... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys, my 14 year old buddy won't eat any dry or wet food. It started about a month ago and has just gotten worse. He won't eat any dry, and will just lick the gravy off wet food. I worried it was his teeth but they're fine. I got to the end of my rope and bought rotisserie chicken, and cut it into cat size bites and he licked the bowl clean. I even gave him a bone and he ate half of it. Why won't he eat at least wet food? Why turn up his nose until I cut him fresh chicken? I'm not opposed to feeding him fresh, how many more years has he got anyway,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey, /an/. Anyone know what this is? There's a few at my house lately and I've never seen them before. In case the picture quality isn't very clear, it's basically some big yellow fly-thing with green eyes. I've been ignoring them, but now I'm wondering if I should get rid of them.
>>2040308 Yeah, I just found it right now. Thanks for confirming it, though. Definitely looks like the picture and apparently they like some purple flower just like the ones that my mom got as a gift last month. I guess there were larvae in it. Am I right to assume that they're not a threat to me or my stuff? Can I just keep ignoring them?
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