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We’re going to be doing a lot of nice sprucing up around Patreon soon, so if you joined us, be sure to check out this blog post for all of the deets! I won’t bog you all down with too much info right here, just the above gist.
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Have an awesome weekend, everyone!
Haku is a Blue Eyed Leucistic Texas Rat Snake! He’s still a baby.
And he’s great! He just had another perfect shed a few days ago and now measures a little over 33 inches. He eats voraciously and very politely, preferring to take his thawed pinkies out of a dish. Even though we have his feedings scheduled, he very subtly reminds us each feeding day.
He lives in a custom-built vivarium that he loves to explore. It was built to be mostly arboreal, since he’s a mostly arboreal snake, and his favorite thing to do is find new ways to hang his tummy off of branches, vines and poles.
Even though he has a lot of hides and plants to duck under, he’s a pretty brave fella. He enjoys watching us and tracking what we do in a day (and sniffing the cats when they’re not looking). Texas rat snakes are known for their temper, however, and he’s no exception. Some days he just likes to cuddle up in a sleeve or pocket, or be out on the desk while we work….
Other days, he’s a shithead. He does bite, but it’s few and far between these days. We generally know when he’s in a bad mood by his tail rattling (an adorable anger feature, even though he doesn’t have a rattle-tail) and we leave him alone. Sometimes, though, he might be perfectly fine being out and handled, but if he can’t go, say, Left and we gently direct him away from Left, something will snap in his snaky brain. He’ll instantly change demeanor and go straight to biting/snapping/tail rattle mode. We usually laugh (even if we’re bleeding) and just put him back in his home, or take him to a location he can explore instead.
All in all, he’s a very neat little guy. He’ll eventually grow to 6-8 feet in length, but he’ll stay relatively skinny. For now, we’re just happy that he’s a healthy and endearing jerk.
Our baby. <3