Beth, what’s the easiest way to bathe a leo? Cause Boltz hates it when I handle her, but Epic couldn’t care less.
I have lots of spare 12qt tubs that I use for bath time for the smaller guys. I fill it with enough water to come about halfway up the animal (sometimes lower for leos) so they don’t have to actively swim. For my leos specifically, I only give them soaks if they have stuck shed on their toes, so I usually aim for something that covers their legs. I try for a water temperature that just only barely kind of possibly feels warm to the touch for me. Then I just set them it, put the lid on, and leave them alone in a quiet room, sometimes even a darker room if I can so they feel more secure.
As long as Boltz isn’t like absolutely panicking she should be fine. I get mixed reactions out of my guys a lot. Some just kind of wander around, others try to climb the walls. Same with the snakes really, some find it really weird, others don’t mind at all.
So Cronus came to me with a little bit of stuck shed on the very end of his tail tip, and I wanted to wait until he settled a bit to get it taken care of.
Well he got his bath today (which he was slightly confused over) and the tail tip bit slipped away ever so nicely! I pulled it apart just out of curiosity and there had to be like 5 layers of stuck shed in that little thing. Man, I bet that felt good to get off.
I wonder if the plastic container companies realize how much they’ve assisted the reptile world over the years.
I’d say if you can get pictures of her belly, go for it!
Also, I’m no expert on corn snakes or hybrids, but I think her being larger than your average corn is a very good indicator that she could be a hybrid.
Ah!!! Ok!!! I took some images, most inside because the weather decided it would be cool and rainy today. One of them has bad mspaint editing on one side because someone’s face was in it that didn’t want to be put online! I hope you don’t mind!
Well, one thing’s for sure, whatever “morph” she might be is definitely albino. The red eyes and lack of dark belly markings makes that obvious.
I think you should try to find albino rat snakes that have similar colors to her.. though that’s easier said than done. I DID look up albino yellow rat snakes on Google, though, and I think I have found quite a few close matches. This is the closest I could find.
The coloring is similar, so if you match that up with typical corn snake markings, you’ve got a Peko! Again, though, I could be wrong.
All that aside, you’ve got a very pretty snake on your hands, and I wish you both a good, long life!
Coool!!! Thanks again for all your help! Some little red blotches on the scales in that photo resemble Peko’s, although the image above is a bit more uniform! Those blotches are the thing that throws me off the most. Little cute, freckly things.
Thank you again! In the end, whatever morph or hybrid, Peko will be a great companion animal. I looking forward to hosting him/her for the rest of it’s snakey life.
Aha. Yes. I think we have a winner! It was the red splotches that were really throwing me as well. Pure Amel corn snakes have tons of red, but anything else they’re combined with usually eliminates the red entirely or does something completely different with it. So looks like a rat snake cross is really likely then! That’s pretty cool. I actually REALLY love Peko’s markings personally haha.
Thank you!! Honduran Milk Snake’s have been on my wishlist for YEARS so this has been like Christmas morning for me. Even more so now that I’m discovering what a great personality he has as well. I got REALLY lucky with that raffle!