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Posted by terryp on April 18, 2003 at 14:17:22:
In Reply to: Asian pics.... posted by krisg on April 18, 2003 at 11:49:28:
If you're really set on putting them together to see if they will live alright, then just put them both on one side of the tank or the other. Give that a try for a week or so. Look at them several times each day to see if you notice one snake staying in a corner or being stressed. Even when I have my snakes together this time of year for breeding, I separate them every four days and feed each one. Even if neither was to eat, I keep them apart 2 or 3 days. I would think that you will be taking the partician out in the near future for one of them when they get larger and maybe getting another tank for the other. Actually, I like that partician in a tank set up you have. Nice looking snakes by the way. Radiated rat snakes always seemed peeved about something. I wish we knew what it was so we can get rid of it or stop doing it. LOL. I like them. Good luck and thanks for posting some pics.
:Just got a bunch of rolls of film developed and put on cd... found some rat snake pics snuck in there!
:Here's a pic taken over a year ago of my male blue beauty... finally one that actually captures his true color...
:Here's the current setup, male on the left, female on the right. I'm *contemplating* taking the partition out and letting them live together, but as I posted below, I'm just not sure. If like Terryp said (thanks btw!) the male becomes overly dominant, the female might get stressed. Putting the partition back will be a pain...
:And here's my favourite... A royally peeved (and shedding) radiated rat snake. She's calmed down a lot since, this pic is probably about 6 months old... She's now big enough to be eating adult mice! :-D
:Thanks for looking!