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19 July 2006 @ 02:59 am
The scale kids thus far at Blue Gorgon  
You guys have met Neptune, so I thought I'd introduce my other herps and myself properly over here. :) Plus a few more pics of Neptune, as he just shed recently. ;)

I'm an aspiring VBB breeder, Medusa/Myth obsessed artist (the icon is from an art piece of mine), and snake fancier in general. I'm determined to specialize in and learn everything there is to know about Blue Beauties. I also hope to be at least nearly as snake savvy as my herp vet one day. Dial-up users beware, here are my scale kids!

Falkor the Miami Corn snake, named after the luck dragon in The Neverending Story. Sweet spazzy little dude who it's near impossible to get a good picture of for some reason. I really need a new camera. He was produced by Don at SMR and is growing like a weed! Great eater too, what a little piggie!

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Gomez the Normal Ball Python, named after the dad of the Addams Family. (He's a little charmer that blows kisses as he winds up your arm... the name suits! Cara mia!) I hate to play favorites, but he and Ma-tsu are easily my faves of the scale-kids. He's sweet, mellow, good eater, and I call him my squishy. Total lap snake. He was produced by Jamie at glassreptiles.com, great guy! We call him Gomez's uncle. :) He also has kissing bunny rabbits in his pattern, which is awesome because we keep rabbits too... Gomez, not Jamie. He just turned one year old on this last mother's day!... again, Gomez, not Jamie. lol.

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Older pics, he's got better hides now. :)

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See the bunnies?

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Ma-tsu the Vietnamese Blue Beauty is my girl. The Diva. I love her so much it's ridiculous. Tame as a pussy cat, gorgeous, and just oh so sweet. She's beautiful, everyone loves her, and she knows it. She actually comes up to meet my face if I lean over her tank, tongue flicking. SO sweet. Love her to bits. :)

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She and I showing off the rabbit cage my fiancee built.

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Here she is with the daughter of a friend of mine. The lighting makes her look so teal here!

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Our fiesty dragon! Here's a few of him just before he shed... actually using his humid hide for a change! We live in a very dry area (Arizona) and VBBs aren't really suited for this much dryness. So they each have a plastic humid hide with moist potting soil in it for them to relax in when they need it.

Semi-soaking in a circle.

After the shed it was dinner time! You can see the bump that was the rat here. I didn't dare take pics before it was that far down, for fear he'd get offended and change his mind. He's picky like that, lol.

Also have plans for oodles more VBBs, at *least* one more Ball Python, a black and white striped Cali King, and a dwarf boa or two like a Caulker Cay or Bluefield as well as a nice big snake room. Anything else will probably be something simply fallen in love with at an expo or something. Probably colubrids or Bps. Anywho... that's us! And thanks for looking. :)
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melody42 on July 19th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
very very awesome. I love the deco in the cornsnake's cage! good luck with breeding the beauties
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: Snakesmedusasowl on July 20th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! Falkor's decor was inspired by his name, I wanted it to have a kind of Fantasia look. ;) It was my first viv, so I went a bit crazy artistically, lol.
MooingTricyclemooingtricycle on July 20th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
i love being OCD about snakes! I totally love your VBB's theyre large too! i didnt think a colubrid would get so big. Are they adults? i can see 5-6 feet, but theyre very very thick! Impressive.

I love bunnies too actually and my two live at my parents house since we cant have them here. I miss them but theyre only 10 minutes away if i want to go play with them. Ive got a Hotot and an English Spot.

I think when you have alot of snakes, and a pair, it just makes sense to want to breed and get good at what you love. ^_^
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: Ma-tsu and Memedusasowl on July 20th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
Elaphe Taenura which includes VBBs are some of the biggest rat snakes available! Both of my adults are around 8ft long and 3lbs, at last vet visit. They're as big a snake as I'm willing to go too, anything big enough to eat rabbits are off my list, lol. These guys take medium f/t rats. :) They were a lucky find at an expo, and now I'm obsessed with them! I'm dedicated to spreading the blue beauty love. Meant to be! The pics really don't do them justice, in person they're just unreal. Especially Ma-tsu.

And awwwwh! I *adore* hotots, they're one of my favorites! My little Unut is a hotot mix, cute lil eyeliner bunnies! English Spots are adorable too! My other two bunnies are Dutch mixes, and we're planning for either a mini or Holland lop next, probably after we eventually move. <3
MooingTricyclemooingtricycle on July 20th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
I was really in love with Rex's for awhile ^_-. theyre just sweet little pets. My friend has a Dwarf/Dutch mix and shes the sweetest little bunny ever. Theyre good pets, but very high maintenance ones. Id love to take my buns here, but theyre just too messy for a small apartment.

Do you have a house or an Appt. as well? ( just curious hehe)
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: All For Onemedusasowl on July 20th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, we're in a one bedroom apartment! It's a fair sized one though, but we're not getting our deposit back. Very sweet and messy pets, lol. Even when we have more room, I'm thinking 4 bunnies are gonna be our maximum capacity. We also have an 18 year old kitty, two doves, and a cockatiel. In the future though, we're sticking with rabbits and snakes. The birds make me a bit crazy sometimes and I have a friend with tons of birds I can visit. :P

We're planning on looking for a bigger two bedroom (at least) place somewhere around Portland soon as my fiancee finishes school. Mmm, snake room. :) For now the bunnies own our very rabbit proofed livingroom, with a gate in the hall keeping them out of the not so bunny proofed areas and are caged when I'm not supervising.
MooingTricyclemooingtricycle on July 20th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
The big reason i dont have them with me is because my boyfriend has Athsma, so if they were here it would just be a bad thing for him.
But theyre happy with my parents. they live outside in the summer months, and indoors in the winter in a sunroom that stays warm through the cold months.

I want a two bedroom SO badly. right now weve got an alright sized one bedroom, but the kitchen is Really small, and so is the bathroom.
if you dont mind me asking, how much do you pay a month about, for yours right now? Currently were paying 650.00 together, it includes heat and hot water, we just pay for electric and all the extra stuff. ( lots of snake tanks=high electric bill) ^_^;
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: Modern Tishmedusasowl on July 20th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
Ouch, yeah athsma will do it... I'm in AZ, so there really isn't ever a time our bunnies are outside. We're closer to $570, I think, but Phoenix is so crowded, hot, polluted and nasty at this point it's not really worth it. :P I can't wait to get out of here. We have some grand someday plans though. ^_^ Mmm, dream home! But I'd happily settle for a 2 bedroom elsewhere in the meantime!
*** Kasia ***: eyeballsdemonia on July 20th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Fantastic Post!!!!!!!!!
I love this pic...looks like hes perked up and watching tv...ahahaa

Yay for pics of youuuuuu! Ya know...you are so much younger looking than your maturity tells online! Im in LOVE with your hair.

Thanks for posting...this was a really great post!
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: Ma-tsu and Memedusasowl on July 20th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Fantastic Post!!!!!!!!!
Thank you! I love yammering on about my scale-kids, lol. Can't wait to get a camera that may actually do them justice!

That Gomez pic was a lucky shot! We were watching the Simpsons and all of a sudden Gomez periscoped and Karen managed to grab the camera! He likes the Simpsons. ^_^

I'm old for my age. ;P Hehe. Or young for my age. I don't even know! But I do know I'm determined to grow my hair as long as possible! Just let it go! Making it gradually harder and harder to dye the Garnier blue black that suits me so well. ;)
guzophela on December 23rd, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. I love your cage set-ups (especially the corn's)! You have some beautiful snakes and the kissing bunnies are too cute. :)
 Owls, Snakes, and Gorgons, oh my: Smooches!medusasowl on December 25th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
Why thank you! :)