New baby snake. Coastal Python named Wormy.

in #animals5 months ago

So it's been a long time since I posted here but things are starting to calm down a bit and I have a little more time nowdays.
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I thought I'd introduce you all to my most recent little friend.

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This is Wormy, or worm. Wormy is an approx 6 month old coastal python. A friend of ours ex boyfriend purchased him as a baby and had him for 3 months but then moved away and just left him behind. So we took him in and have been caring for him since :)

Wormy is still very small and unsure about the world but we are working on getting him used to human interaction. He is still aggressive out of fear and I have been bitten a couple times but he is getting much better and he hasn't struck at me for weeks now.

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At first he was very difficult to feed. Getting a baby who's instincts are all they rely on to go against their instinct and "be fed" is not easy. We tried many things over many weeks but eventually after thawing a mouse, putting it in a bag with chicken feathers and blood and letting it sit overnight, we got him to eat.
Now all I have to do is warm up a mouse and hold him nearby and he takes it within 10 seconds.

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Wormy will hopefully live to be about 20-25 years old and with his gorgeous patterns I think he will make a wonderful adult snake. As soon as he's tame enough :)

I have a lot more animals and updates for you all so I will try and post as much as possible. My little family is growing and it may be growing very large soon.

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Aww look at how cute he is!

And if friend's ex literally just left him behind they deserve a swift kick for not even trying to rehome him >_<

Yea I think he said he was going to take it with him and then just never came back for it so after a couple weeks she asked if we could take him or knew anyone. Baby sneks are notoriously hard to deal with so i think it probably happens a lot. people like the look of a little snek but dont wanna deal with a baby