The Morelia Files
The past few months I had been thinking about the direction of my reptile adventure and I have been back and forth with my thoughts on what I am going to contribute to the hobby. My goal has always been working with and try to experience the differences between as many species of pythons as I can but I stopped when I hit carpets and the goal was stalled. That goal requires a tremendous amount of dedication of time and space, but I believe that when I put my mind to something then nothing is impossible. After seeing what wasn’t at Tinley Park this past weekend it just pushed me all the harder to make that dream a reality.
Don't get me wrong, there were some amazing species @ Tinley but I don't know if there was that one, the one that blew me away! I was on the hunt for Timor pythons and there wasn't one to be found. All in all there
I should be clear that I am not trading in my love of carpets, they are and always will be my favorites, but there is so much more out there to experience and work with when it comes to pythons. I think I would get caught in this box (insert species) when working with a specific species and it’s hard to see outside that box
In my short time of working with different species, besides carpets, I have met such great and awesome people that have a true passion of the species that they work with. I hope to be able to make this goal a reality and share with others my experiences and, if I have success, some of the species that a lot of people don’t even know exist. I think this goal will make me a better keeper and will be better for MPR. That would be what I brought back from Tinley.
I am not a huge fan of breeding loans because of all of the issues that you could run into when doing them. The animal on loan could get sick or worse yet die. You could bring something into your collection that could make your animals sick. That being said, if you are going to do it my recommendation would be to only do it with someone that you are good friends with. The advantages is that you could really make a nice clutch of babies from a pairing that you wouldn't have been able to.
I was super busy the last few months. Between Carpet
First up is a complex of pythons that I have had in my collection multiple times, but something keeps pulling me back to these awesome snakes. Scrub pythons. They are not for everyone, but they really are one of the prettiest pythons in the world.