Possible dwarf

Possible dwarf

Postby dobby7 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:53 am

In January this year I recieved a pair of het albino brown house snakes from DK. I have since given one away to my nephew and kept the other. Earlier I read a post by Rolandsf about his dwarf rat snake and realized that my house snake may be a dwarf too. It hasnt made any noticeable progress in terms of length since I got it but the head has definitely widened like the rat snake's did. It eats a pinky or two every week and shed a few times too. I will post a pic of it this weekend when I get a chance to. Any ideas or opinions on this?
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby scotty121 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:58 am

What is the length of the snake? Most snakes will take time to shed, I can't exactly remember how many times a snake shed's a year, but I'm sure if you just give it time, it will shed.
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby Jamster » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Scotty...he isnt asking if its going to shed. Snakes also dont shed at an exact rate per year.

If the snake is still under 20cm then slow growth is ok. The browns that I have bred hit a nice growth spurt at about 15-20cm when i start feeing them larger more fury food items.

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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby dobby7 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:48 pm

Its about 10 months old and it cant be longer than 20cm. Unfortunately Im not home until Friday so I will make an accurate measurement then. The snake eats a lot considering its size and has been in a heated tank its whole life. The conditions are ideal for growth but nothings happening.
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby Jamster » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:51 pm

Give it a little more time and see how much it grows in the next six months :)
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby dobby7 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:58 pm

I will. I dont know if I want it to or not :smt017 . Dwarves seem like such a cool concept :D
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:06 pm

To be honest the ones I have from that clutch hardly seem to have grown at all. I however prefer the concept of giant 1.5m female house snakes though. They should look like dwarf pythons!
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby dobby7 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:25 pm

Well maybe you hit the jackpot there :cool: You never know.... These Americans and miniature things! Ask Paris Hilton if she wants one :-D
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby rolandslf » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:24 pm

I will soon be posting an updated pic of the Dwarf Rat Snake. Against all odds he thrives.
Look for the post I made on him, it will be resurrected soon.
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby Sl@ng » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:08 pm

i also got a pair from DK ht albino and they are also not growing,they eat like pigs and shed often.
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Re: Possible dwarf

Postby dobby7 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:04 am

They are from the same clutch. Mine seems to have grown about 5cm in a month now :D I have noticed that mine digests its food incredibly quickly and is ready to eat every two days so I feed it every two days. Give that a try and see what happens.
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