Acquired: Pet store
Louisiana, United States
Posted Oct 22, 2015
Moses was great.
My college roommate and I bought him as just a little twig from a local pet store on some stupid drunken dare or something (I can't remember...we both attended schools in New Orleans...sooooo.yeah...most of those years are pretty much a blackness in memory). Anyway, he was great. We started out having to feed him "pinkie" mice (I have a feeling at least half of those who read this will be leaving this review right about now...) for those of you who do not already know, pinkie mice are essentially new born mice..they very much resemble a fetus...closed eyes and all...I'm not gonna lie to you... I had to leave that up to the roommate...I watched the first one and...let's just say...the right wing repubs might not have so many people who are firmly pro-choice if they just showed that on youtube more...
Anyway, luckily, feeding them enough pinkies and they move on to small mice pretty quickly. Still rough to watch (especially when the scream..yes..that's right...scream!) but you can kind of convince yourself it is just mother nature doing her thing.
This is kind of the theme of snakes: they don't ever warm up to you (probably because they are cold blooded -rim shot please?), if they ever think they are big enough to successfully eat you and they are hungry, they...will...try! You will need to increase the size of they food the bigger they get, then the size of their environment.
They are interesting pets to watch them live and grow and eat, but that is about where it ends. No love from them. Ever. Keep their environment clean, keep anything that breaths and is smaller than them away from them, and just let them do their thing. Ours eventually got so big (and expensive to feed; can you say "small rabbits"?) that we had to donate him to a reptile house.