We have some new scaley faces here at Reptiles Alive this summer. The new arrivals will be in quarantine for a few months while we double check that they are healthy and ready to go to shows with us.
Our first new arrival is a baby albino boa constrictor we received from a reptile facility in Tennessee. She is healthy, gorgeous and we named her Sunflower. Sunflower is only about 15 inches long right now and weighs less than a pound. She will grow to over 6 feet long and could weigh over 50 pounds. She is an up and coming star. You may begin to see her next fall.
Our next arrival is a 14 pound, 6 feet long albino burmese python – the same kind of snake as Sunshine. We have decided to name this new python “Moonlight.” Moonlight was rescued from a pet store that was not taking care of its animals. The python is relatively healthy, despite the neglect, but it does have snake mites. Snake mites are not contagious to humans, but they can spread to many different species of reptiles. As soon as I received Moonlight, I soaked him for about 2 hours and picked off all the mites I found. After his bath, Moonlight then recieved an massage in canola oil. He is doing great and his skin will be oh so soft.
The third new arrival is a “normal” colored boa constrictor that was an unwanted pet. This snake is very pretty and he seems healthy as well. But, he needs a name.
We know for sure he is a he (he was breeding with a cage mate before we received him.) Boa constrictors come from Mexico, Central and South America. So, we are looking for show name that would be good for him. If you can think of a good show name for our new boa – please let us know. If we like your idea, we will use the name you chose.