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User avatar #30 - fitemeirlbro
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snakes r dum
User avatar #31 to #30 - astrozombies **User deleted account**
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no u
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no u
#61 to #32 - unikornking
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#3 - klldarkness
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Officially my favorite content on Funny junk...


So...Fancy animals thread?!

#24 to #3 - turtletroll
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#49 to #3 - babydingo
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have a fancy panda
#57 to #3 - tazzerz
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#16 to #3 - TheFunnyJunkie
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my contribution.
#46 to #3 - theholum
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Drew this meself
#22 to #3 - najar
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#4 to #3 - emberstar
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#7 - tragicrhapsody
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User avatar #9 to #7 - darksideofthebeast
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Mine does this a lot.
They do it to readjust their jaw...
But it still is so goddamn cute regardless of the 100 teeth.
User avatar #35 to #9 - Dember
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Even lots of teeth can't really be scary when they're each no thicker than a strand of hair.

Seriously, the needle you get when receiving an annual flu shot is about ten times the girth of a ball python's teeth. Even on the very rare occasion that mine accidentally nip me -- such as the time my neighbor's obnoxious dog was dead set on devouring my little python and he freaked out and struck in self-defense just as I reached up to shield him -- I honestly couldn't tell he'd done more than bump me with his little nose until I later saw my hand under some good lighting and noticed the two tiniest pinpricks one could imagine.

Sure, if they mistake you for food and constrict it can be significantly more uncomfortable, but certainly nothing that bad from such a small species of snake (burms and retics are another matter entirely) - far more risky for the snake for sure, considering a broken tooth can mean death.
Then again, it's not very smart to go waving fingers in their faces when they're in feeding mode and you smell and look like a warm rodent though. A little education goes a long way.

Nice to find someone else who knows about reptiles. c: I love balls. Yes I really just said that.
#40 to #35 - darksideofthebeast
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Mine bit me on the knuckle and constricted before...
The hardest part is when he was letting go. That hurts.
#64 to #40 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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Pay attention to where they live. 9:30 in is where he explains the conditions he is finding these snakes in the wild of Ghana, Africa. No sand in sight. (turn on english CC to understand what he is saying of course).
Reptil.TV - Folge 42 - Python-Jagd in Ghana
#63 to #40 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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Do you have him on sand substrate? That is absolutely unacceptable. Sand can get into the mouth and vent, causing painful sores that can get infected. In addition, it is highly unsanitary, and makes humidity levels in the tank far too low. What you need for a glass tank is cypress mulch, you might also need to cover up most of the top of the enclosure to keep humidity from escaping too quickly. I can almost guarantee you now that I have seen your setup that your ball python gaping often is sign of RI.
User avatar #67 to #40 - Dember
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Apologies for a second response; I didn't zoom in on your picture because it's a bit difficult to see. I strongly agree with the others; please do not keep a ball python on sand OR "imitation sand" such as ground coconut shells - not even if the package it comes in, the pet store, or a book or website suggests that you do.
It can cause a lot of serious health concerns and your snake may already be suffering as a result, even if they can't communicate to you that they're uncomfortable.

Cypress or fir mulch is ideal, especially with some sphagnum moss; I use a mixture of all three and even in my partially-covered glass tank enclosures, my humidity levels are very easy to maintain with just a large water bowl under the heat lamp and a light misting every day or two.
Aspen shavings are an option, but not a very good one because they don't hold moisture well and they're rather prone to molding from what I've heard.

Even if you switched to paper towels, newspaper or a reusable reptile carpet, any of those would be a much better option if you wish to be a good owner and provide proper care for your snake. Please keep this in mind.
User avatar #65 to #40 - Dember
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That's unfortunate. If they constrict, that's pretty much a surefire way to know that they have mistaken you for food - it's important to understand that they primarily sense their surroundings first by smell, second by heat, and third by eyesight (which is poor).

For starters, we're mammals, which automatically makes us a lot more similar to a rodent than any other reptile or inanimate object could be.
Secondly, our body temperature is fairly similar to that of a rodent's, and our hands are about the size of one - meaning we "look" like food, especially if they're already in "hunting mode" and preparing to eat.

If the smell of rodents is in the air, or especially if you've handled them and you smell like a rat or mouse, it's just to be expected that they might mistake you for one. Certainly no fault of the snake's, but exercising more care would definitely be advisable.

Do you happen to feed live food? This can be a major problem when it comes to having a ball python mistake you for food, not to mention it's dangerous for the snake and considered unethical by many herp keepers; myself included.
#62 to #9 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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There is more to it than that. They are not supposed to do this often, typically only after feeding or when they have just woken up. If they do it much more often than this, it could be a sign that it has a respiratory infection. RIs are more common in snakes that are kept in screen top terrariums as it typically stays too cold and dry for proper immune response, causing a normal amount of bacteria to balloon into infection. Other symptoms include clicking or wheezing when they breathe, "stargazing", bubbles and excess mucus in the nose or mouth. Please be intelligent when caring for an exotic animal, be sure you are measuring temperature and humidity with digital thermometer/hygrometer or infrared temperature gun. Anything not electronic (stick-on strips, dials) can be as much as 20 degrees/%humidity off. Cool spot should be 78-80 and warm spot should be 88-90 at all times, no night time drop. Humidity should stay between 50 and 60%, which, if you use a glass tank with a screen lid, is damn near impossible and can absolutely be cause for RI.

www.anapsid.org/rti.html
User avatar #66 to #62 - darksideofthebeast
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I already know.
He is fine, he has yawned a lot for a year straight, I checked his mouth and what not.
I assure you he is in good condition.
#68 to #66 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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Did you take him to a reptile specialist veterinarian to do a bacterial culture on his respiratory tract? If not, you've gone a year with untreated RI symptom. If you are not an exotics veterinarian, you don't know what's going on.
User avatar #69 to #68 - darksideofthebeast
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I actually do.
If he was having more signs I would take him to the vet.
Ball pythons are known for yawning a lot.
#71 to #69 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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They are known for yawning a lot? No... no they aren't. You clearly have no clue what you're talking about. Ball pythons (and reptiles in general) hide their symptoms very well, sometimes not showing signs of illness until they are deathly ill. Your setup is horrible. Take some responsibility for the care of your pet, please.
User avatar #72 to #71 - darksideofthebeast
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At the time I got him I had regular substrate in there.


He was getting it stuck up his nose all the time and sneezing a lot, after I put the sand in there he hasn't done it.

I have checked a lot of the symptoms for it (opening his mouth, cracking noises when breathing, bubbles coming out of nose ETC...) and he has none of it.

I don't have the money to take him to a vet and I don't need to unless I feel he is getting sick or sicker.

#73 to #72 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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What exactly do you mean by "regular substrate"? Aspen? Pine? Cedar? Carefresh? Alfalfa? Cypress mulch? Reptibark? Horn husk? Millet? Sphagnum moss? I can assure you the sand is worse for him than any of the above beddings except for Cedar.

If you can't afford vet care, you shouldn't have a pet.
User avatar #74 to #73 - darksideofthebeast
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It was moss.

And that is a pretty bad thing to say honestly.

It sounds like you're to over worried about yours and mine snakes health when you shouldn't be.

I would know if my snake was getting sick, am I going to take him to a vet for every little symptom? No, I will not. I am not over protective.

And I think you're misunderstanding when I say he yawns a lot.
I mean I might catch him maybe once every other day yawning which is very normal.
Now if he was yawning every minute of every day and keeping his mouth open for a while, then yes I would be scared.
#75 to #74 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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Say what you want, backtrack all you want, your setup is atrocious and if he isn't sick now, he will be.

You seem to be completely unconcerned with learning proper husbandry for your exotic pet. Should an animal die from poor husbandry without vet care, one can be charged legally with animal cruelty. This is why I said what I did.

I am not "overly worried" I am realistic. In case you'd like to know my credentials for why I am "over worried", I am a Biology major, I own and breed 20 balls, and before that I was rescuing reptiles, balls included. I have done this for the past 8 years. You would be surprised at how bad off one of these snakes can become over time with even slightly "off" husbandry. I can assure you I have seen snakes die for less error than I see in your current setup.

User avatar #76 to #75 - darksideofthebeast
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The only problem I know I have is his substrate.

Nothing more, I will admit you're right about that and I plan to change it very soon.


And no, I am not unconcerned. I would take him to a vet if he was getting sick.
He is absolutely fine other than his cage, I am actually going out tomorrow and I will get some more moss I guess.

I never thought that it would hurt him.

Whenever I first got him he was having spasms, I thought he had a disease called Inclusion body disease which only affects boas and pythons. But it turned out to be that the spasms were because he was stressed out I believe.
It started when I first got him and as soon as I got him a bigger rock to hide under he stopped. And then when I got him the sand he stopped yawning more than usual too.
So I at first I also thought he had Upper RI and I was going to take him to the vet then.

But after increasing the heat and putting sand in there he stopped doing all the weird things he was doing so I figured it was because of his substrate being wrong.

I even asked the person at the store if sand would be good and they assured me it would be (I should've looked it up for myself of course.).
#77 to #76 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
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Again, cypress mulch is your best choice. Any pet store carries this, it shouldn't be hard to find.
User avatar #78 to #77 - darksideofthebeast
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Well thank you for informing me of my mistake.
I will admit when I am wrong and in this case, I was.
#20 - thechosentroll
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Peoples' reaction to a snake: KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE AND MIDGETS!
Peoples' reaction to a snake in a top hat: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.

Conclusion: Top hats improve everything.
#58 to #20 - traelos
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Space marines are already perfect and incapable of improvement.   
   
OR DO YOU DOUBT THE EMPORER'S WORK?!?
Space marines are already perfect and incapable of improvement.

OR DO YOU DOUBT THE EMPORER'S WORK?!?
#36 to #20 - alexandervascus
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Tophats and monocles improve everything!
Tophats and monocles improve everything!
User avatar #52 to #20 - mvtjets
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Snakes are cool anyways tho .-.
#23 - samoaspider
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Good day to you too, god sir
#55 to #23 - anon id: 6b2ad5bd
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i love jumping spiders!!!!!!
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#42 - toastableduckling
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#14 - equestriaman
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ITT snakes with hats
#19 to #14 - sedones
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that is so sad :'(
#37 to #14 - fuzzysixx
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I'll go to your party.
#48 - mrleopardgecko
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did I miss the memo
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#33 - chokemon
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Why do snakes looks so good with moustache?
#50 to #33 - dragonlight
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Wut
Wut