Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Scarlet


It's been a few weeks but I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of the Bell family, Scarlet LuLu.
She is a sunglow albino red rat snake and was born and bred in captivity. We bought her from Captive Born Reptiles on Morse Road.
We estimate that she is about six months old and is the size of a pencil and slightly longer. Currently she eats pinkie mice, which our baby mice without hair. She eats them dead, so we buy them in bulk frozen and thaw them out in a cup of water before we feed them to her. She is eating about every 10 days and gobbles her pinkie as soon as we put it in the tank.
Most red rat snakes live approximately 20 years and will grow to be about 4 or 5 feet. She is quiet and clean, and we love her very much.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

She is SOOOO pretty. I cannot wait to meet her!!! :)

Robin said...

Oh yummy! Thawed, hairless pinkie mice! Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

Chrissy Joy said...

It's Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Clean except when she decided to poop on you!

Ryan said...

Clean except when she poops on you!

Kristin said...

She's really cute and I wouldn't mind getting one, except for the mouse babies that are fed to her. I couldn't do that without crying...or puking. Hmm, i guess i'll never be able to own a snake.

Anonymous said...

Clean except when she decided to poop on you!

Chrissy Joy said...

It's Delicious!