A message from droppedoutdopedup
Hello I had a yellow belly ball python die recently and I don't know the exact cause, but the day before he died he was bleeding from his anus. Otherwise the animal was fine up until the night after we found out. Any ideas on what may have happened?

Take it to a vet for a necropsy. 

A message from civilized-lava
I know you're all about balls, but I trust your reptile expertise. I found a lot of conflicting info on google, and am curious if you knew anything about a reliable, consistent caresheet for Tegus. Thank ye.

I would recommend asking someone who actually keeps Tegus because I can confidently say that I know very little about their care. 

A message from Anonymous
Just curious: are there any personality differences between a male and female snake? Thanks!

Not outside of breeding.


French Toast, a female Hypo Pastel, 475 grams.

Very pretty lady! Very nice colour clarity and I always have a thing for busy patterned Pastels.

French Toast, a female Hypo Pastel, 475 grams.

Very pretty lady! Very nice colour clarity and I always have a thing for busy patterned Pastels.


1.1 Tsk axanthics 66% het for caramel
Rate?

Honestly, hard to tell colours at this age, usually best to wait until after the first shed, and Axanthics are not my forte but they look pretty desaturated which is good in any Axanthic line.
You’ll know for sure if you have a pair of winners after they pass the 500gram mark and start to come into their adult colours. 

1.1 Tsk axanthics 66% het for caramel

Rate?

Honestly, hard to tell colours at this age, usually best to wait until after the first shed, and Axanthics are not my forte but they look pretty desaturated which is good in any Axanthic line.

You’ll know for sure if you have a pair of winners after they pass the 500gram mark and start to come into their adult colours. 


What do you think of this girl?

Awesome blushing, looks like she’s got good colour but difficult to tell what her true colours are from the picture as the flash might have washed her out. Still looks like a really nice one though.

What do you think of this girl?

Awesome blushing, looks like she’s got good colour but difficult to tell what her true colours are from the picture as the flash might have washed her out. Still looks like a really nice one though.

skinnedfawx said: Really? I always thought “proven” meant it was proved out to produce certain genetics.

It can mean that too.

A message from Anonymous
When people say that a snake is a "proven breeder" what does that mean?

It means that the snake, or really any animal for that matter, has successfully bred and produced offspring.


this is a butter ghost ball python that lives at my local pet shop. i was wondering what your thoughts on his morph were. he’s probably about 2 or 3 years and really big, but you cant tell too well from the picture. i was also wondering what these would go for? he is listed at approx. $500 and i really want to rescue him because his enclose is sooo small. is this a good price for him? 

He looks like he has a nice colour but I can’t really tell much about the pattern from the picture, though this is a really nice shot, just not good for rating. 
$500 is kind of pricey for a Butter Ghost, I usually see them sell for closer to $300, but it’s not surprising for a pet store to have inflated prices. If he’s a proven breeder then that can increase his value a bit more but usually not by a couple hundred dollars.

this is a butter ghost ball python that lives at my local pet shop. i was wondering what your thoughts on his morph were. he’s probably about 2 or 3 years and really big, but you cant tell too well from the picture. i was also wondering what these would go for? he is listed at approx. $500 and i really want to rescue him because his enclose is sooo small. is this a good price for him? 

He looks like he has a nice colour but I can’t really tell much about the pattern from the picture, though this is a really nice shot, just not good for rating. 

$500 is kind of pricey for a Butter Ghost, I usually see them sell for closer to $300, but it’s not surprising for a pet store to have inflated prices. If he’s a proven breeder then that can increase his value a bit more but usually not by a couple hundred dollars.