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Trading Spaces

It was snake cage cleaning day so Pumpkin Snake was out of the cage and sitting on the couch watching TV with my daughter G. That is normally a spot for cats to sit.

I finished cleaning the cage but Pumpkin wasn’t ready to go home yet so she stayed with G while I continued on with my day.

A short time later G called for help saying she couldn’t get Pumpkin back in the cage. This is why.

I guess it seemed like a good spot for a cat to sit.


Eeek the Snake

Eeek the Snake!

I named this little guy Eeek the Snake.  My logic was that most people see snakes and squeak ” Eeek a snake!” So I thought I would name him that so he thought everyone was just happy to see him.
Eeek has lived with us a little over a year.   He is a Dumerils Boa.
He is a stubborn snake who doesn’t like to eat.   He and I have many battles over it.  He is growing but I don’t think he will ever be a large snake.
He is a sweet and mellow boy.

How to Peel a Snake

How to Peel a Snake

Most people love blogs about dogs and cats and sweet fuzzy animals because they are cute and love to cuddle.    My girl Jaya is beautiful and magestic and loves to cuddle too.   Some would say she is just stealing my body heat but I like to believe she loves me.   She will snuggle on the couch for hours.

In this picture she is fresh from a bath and I have just helped her shed.   Wild snakes are better able to shed because the rub against a rough terrain like stones and sticks but captive snakes live in nice smooth terrariums.   Jaya has always had trouble shedding.  She usually scrapes off the dead skin from her face but will wear it like a hat until I help her.   She is a very lazy snake.

The shedding process for her involves a nice warm bath then the skin rolls  right off like a condom leaving her fresh and beautiful.

Jaya the Irian Jaya Carpet Python


Jaya is an Irian Jaya Carpet Python.  She is a little over 6 feet long and much more docile than she appears to be.  I’m told she looks mean but she isn’t.
Jaya is a retired entertainer.  She used to work in children’s parties and events.   When her previous owners needed to close their business,  all the reptiles needed to find new homes.   I had an empty tank that was large enough to hold her so she moved right in.
Jaya is an old snake who spends most of her day sleeping.  She is so low energy that on more than one occasion I have taken her out of the tank in tears,  thinking she was dead because she was limp and not moving.  It wasn’t until I started to wrap her body that she decided to perk up and show me she was fine.   Some days, she is like having a pet rock except she looks much cooler.