Weighting down cage tops, snake cages in general

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Weighting down cage tops, snake cages in general

Post by Rachel Emily Molena » Wed, 06 Jan 1993 15:51:26



I use a huge atlas, and Madison (Ball Python) has not escaped since. I also put a
pillowcase on in between her(?) delicate nose and the abrasive wire cage top
since I figured out where that sore on her nose was coming from. Also, anyone
have an easy way to tell whether Madison is male or female?

On shipping: I am happy to say that Madison did just fine in a padded cardboard
box (small holes punched)in the pets part of an airplane. Yay!

bye bye bye!
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Weighting down cage tops, snake cages in general

Post by Nathan Ten » Thu, 07 Jan 1993 03:38:07



Quote:
>since I figured out where that sore on her nose was coming from. Also, anyone
>have an easy way to tell whether Madison is male or female?

Philippe de Vosjoli's ball python book says there's no way to sex an ***
ball python without probing (he gives numbers for probing, but I don't
remember them).  In juveniles, you can attempt to evert the hemipenes, but
they have to be pretty young for this to work.  (It didn't seem to work on
my 5-month-olds; but maybe they're both female...)
 
 
 

Weighting down cage tops, snake cages in general

Post by nvonst.. » Sat, 09 Jan 1993 01:47:09



Quote:
> I use a huge atlas, and Madison (Ball Python) has not escaped since.

I use bunge (elastic) cords to hold the top of my ig's terrarium in place.
They are really neat cause you can hook them to each other or to any place you
think might secure your cage/terrarium.  I have them going across the top to
hold the top in place and also around the bottom and hooked to the windowsill
to prevent the terrarium from being knocked over.  Even with my 7 cats, this
has held everything securely and there have been no escapes.  Also with the
bunge cords you don't have to worry about the top sagging from heavy objects.
This may not work for everyone but for my particular setup it has worked well.

Nancy

 I also put a

Quote:
> pillowcase on in between her(?) delicate nose and the abrasive wire cage top
> since I figured out where that sore on her nose was coming from. Also, anyone
> have an easy way to tell whether Madison is male or female?

> On shipping: I am happy to say that Madison did just fine in a padded cardboard
> box (small holes punched)in the pets part of an airplane. Yay!

> bye bye bye!
>                                           ___               ____
>   -\ /-   ||  |\  /|  -----  -----       /  / /   /| |   / /
>    0-0    ||  | \/ |    |      |        /__  /   / | |  / /___
>     o     ||  |    |    |      |          / /   /__| | / /
>    ---    ||  |    |  -----    |      /__/ /__ /   | |/ /___