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Thread: Winter house guest

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    Winter house guest

    This little T. radix neonate was found in my house. There is no way she can survive outside as winter is settling in. She will be given the best that I can give her until spring where she will be released back outside. I did the same thing for a slightly older female last winter.
    Her name is Gem and she is settling in quickly. Fresh food, a heated hide, and plenty of freshwater. In the last 3 days, she has begun trusting me and will soon be begging for food. She's my wintertime blessing. Better photos to come.

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    Re: Winter house guest

    She's only been with me for 8 days and I can already see her growing. A shed will be need very soon. She's a great eater.
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    Re: Winter house guest

    She started a shed last night but needed a soaking to move it along. Today I found her shed except for the last 1/4 of an inch of her tail. I gave the tail a soak for about a minute and then finished the shed for her. She is a beautiful radix and has calmed down a lot. She never struggled during my help with her shed. Gem is truly a gem.
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    Re: Winter house guest

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    She started a shed last night but needed a soaking to move it along. Today I found her shed except for the last 1/4 of an inch of her tail. I gave the tail a soak for about a minute and then finished the shed for her. She is a beautiful radix and has calmed down a lot. She never struggled during my help with her shed. Gem is truly a gem.
    Awesome Steve!!
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    Re: Winter house guest

    She continues to settle down. She now knows that any activity outside her hide entrance means food. The worm barely hits the bottom and she's on it. At this rate, she'll be shedding again in a couple of weeks. They do grow fast when given good meals.
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    Re: Winter house guest

    She's a bold, confident young snake. Now, anytime I mess with anything in her home she comes busting out of her hide to see what's going on. Instead of worm chunks, I gave her a full nightcrawler. She was happy to take and is now resting in her warm hide.
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    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

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    Re: Winter house guest

    Man she looks so tiny. I really miss having house guests.

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