Took Jupiter out yesterday as it was warm enough (thank you, chinook 😂) and got some photos. I love how the color of the shine of his scales matches the diffused lighting on the leaf next to his snout.
I want 1000 pine snakes because I love Jupiter so much. He is the best eater (my KSB's are pretty good though). He will smell the KSB's food while I'm feeding them in their feeding tubs (my only snakes I use feeding tubs for) and will proceed to go to the edge of his enclosure and look for an exit to go eat the KSB's mouse. Of course, if I turn my head and look at him while he's doing this (even though we are separated by plastic) he will give me a lovely hiss and tail rattle. So full of spunk and I LOVE it!!!
Today is a cold snowy morning. As much as I hate that it's snowing already, snow seems to make everything so quiet and serene. I was working this morning (work with kids), and it felt like the children and I were the only ones on earth. Even their giggles and babbling seemed more like whispers.
Ever since Jupiter shed he has been a little turd 😂. Hissing and tail rattling. I haven't been able to handle him much either since he shed, which has made his attitude worse lol. I love him anyways and hopefully I can get him back to his docile self when I have some more time to dedicate to handling. It's not necessary to handle snakes, but I find it useful and beneficial. If they are more tolerant/less afraid of me it's easier to feed them, check them over for mouth/scale rot or RI's, take them out for cleaning, help them shed if necessary, and also means I can show them to friends and family and not scare them with a panicked snake. Along with that, vitamin D is beneficial. While UV light is not 100% necessary for snakes (unlike lizards), vitamin D does help their bodies process calcium and keeps their bones nice and strong.
Chameleon eyes 😂. Norman always looks much derpier to me than Kiira. Although sand boas in general are quite silly looking (sock puppet realness)