Salmon Pink Birdeater named Manny-

Posted in Pets, Reptiles, Tarantulas with tags , , , on 24 January 2015 by rainforestexotics

Hello everyone!

Yes! We have visited the reptile expo and bought two beautiful beauties… a garg (posted previously) named Belfour and a tarantula named Manny-

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Oh yes!!! Manny is ready to launch anytime he pleases. This is the only way I brave to face him when he’s caged in. Otherwise, i will take photos from above-

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Like this one. So crisp and clear… though I was hesitant to snap this photo but I’m glad I did since he was kind enough to lay still and have me take a quick snap.

Thak you for visiting. Cheers!!

© RFE – 2015

 

Belfour – a new pet in the house :-)

Posted in Pets, Reptiles, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 24 January 2015 by rainforestexotics

I apologize for the late upload. We have visited the latest reptile expo in our area and as usual, was very displased with the limited selections they have. So here is one of the beauties we were able to purchase🙂

This is Belfour… our new addition to the family and of course, for the moment Tristan’s new favourite.

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So here is Belfour- charming ad can be. His stipes is amazibg in day time lighting. I love how he can just easily jump from one spot to the next with ease-

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His favourite spot at the moment.

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And he’s just as happy as ever-

 

Thank you everyone for stopping by🙂

 

© RFE – 2015

 

Picture Snakefect

Posted in Pets, Reptiles, Reticulated Pythons, Snakes with tags on 22 January 2015 by rainforestexotics

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Here are Duce and Sasha, both three decades old and just as gorgeous as they both can be.

Sasha has grown tremendously and still a sweetheart considering her size. Duce with his playful dominance knows his place-

As always these two lovely pets are loved and liked by children and adults alike🙂

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 Imagine how wonderful you would feel after a great massage with these two🙂

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Honestly, Sasha does give good massages. just let her slither on you and feel her muscles contract as she slithers her way about. She is big and heavy but indeed she can be your greatest workout🙂

Thank you everyone for stopping by!

© RFE – 2015

Venomous Beauties

Posted in Pets, Reptiles, Snakes, Venomous with tags , , , on 28 May 2014 by rainforestexotics

I apologize for the late upload-

AFRICAN BUSH VIPER

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Just recently I’ve come to terms with venomous and poisonous reptiles. So, my husband has decided to add these beautiful species to our growing collection.

AFRICAN BUSH VIPER (Atheris Squamigera)-

Meet out beautiful NURU, she is a cool snake altogether🙂

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She is the most amazing venomous snake while taking this photos- she was alert, yet tolerant to the snapping of my camera- though these photos provide somewhat details of her beauty but it doesn’t do justice if you’d just see her up front and in person-

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I was surprise she was still… otherwise, these photos would’ve been blurry- truly she’s such a beauty. I can’t say more-

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Here are links to some great readings about these beautiful venomous beauties🙂

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Atheris_squamigera/

© Kat for RFE 2014

Boomer

Posted in Pets, Reptiles, Snakes, Venomous with tags , , on 4 May 2014 by rainforestexotics

At last Boomer is home…

‘Who’s Boomer?’ You ask- well, Boomer is one of the venomous snakes we were waiting for to be delivered.

‘Trimeresurus Stejnegeri Bamboo Pit Viper’. T Stejnegeri is a species of venomous pit vipers endemic to Asia. According to numerous articles, studies and bloggery in the world wide web, there are numerous subspecies of Trimeresurus genus. We have chosen T. Stejnegeri, for its beauty, scalation and colour pattern (see photo below). The specific name, stejnegeri, is in honour of Leonhard Hess Stejneger, Norweigian-born American herpitologist at the Smithsonian Institution for over 60 years.

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T. Stejnegeri’s geographic range from India and Nepal through Myanmar and Thailand to China, Hainan, Chekiang and Taiwan, (and etc). They are primarily small arboreal species, with thin bodies and prehensile tails (a quality that has adapted for grasping or holding). Many of the species in the genus Trimeresurus are ovoviviparous, meaning, bearing live young (how cool is that!). However, some species do lay eggs. Their venom varies in toxicity between species, but all are primarily hemotoxic (toxins that destroy red blood cells) and considered to be medically significant to humans. One nickname for this snake among locals is “100 pace snake” in reference to the legend that, once bitten, a person can walk 100 more steps before dropping dead.

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Just as beautiful-

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Bicoloured rustic separated by white stripe

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White stripe underneath his eyes

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He’s checking his new habitat-

Please research to learn more of this subspecies. They are indeed stunning snakes.

Thank you for visiting mates🙂

© rfe reptiles 2014

BumbleBee’s surprise-

Posted in Carpet Pythons, Pets, Pythons, Reptiles, Snakes with tags , , , , on 17 April 2014 by rainforestexotics

‘There’s never a surprise you’re prepared for’

A surprise from mother nature is nothing compared to any pre-meditated murder. I promise to keep this short as possible-

So, the night before we went about our business as usual evening. Nothing spectacular, it is a school night afterall. So kids tucked in bed and grown ups are busy workin on our last rounds… locking doors and windows… turning all off lights and making sure all cages are secure… all checked… goodnight everyone, see you in the morning!

Two hours into my work at the firm, my phone buzzed, beeped and sang- ‘what the hell is goin on with you’ as I cursed under my breath- two text messages, two missed calls, one voicemail and an email message, all waiting to be read. I thought to meself, ‘what’s he done this time?’ Just as I was ready to call, my mobile sang again-
Me: Hei hunni!
Husband: Did u get my texts? I sent u 2? Are u looking at it? (adamantly)
Me: No I haven’t, why? What’s happened.
Husband: Just look at the texts I sent u. Look at the last one.
Me: Ok I will… bye-

Now, i’m starting to feel the rush of panic coming thru me… all of a sudden I’m feeling drained- I looked and there it was… a white mound, piled high as she encircled her body around it at the base. She’s laying her last egg-

She’s so gorgeous! I squeeled in excitement and totally forgot where I was. In the next few minutes my phone was passed around to show my colleagues my excitement. They all cheered and congratulated Bee for being such an awesome snake-

I couldn’t wait for the day to end so I could see Bee. This is her first clutch and the surge of panic has returned when I just realized all materials, including incubators were left in California, loaned to friends and some in the storage, buried deep down lost in  the abyss.
‘Light came on’- I called my husband and told him to just buy one online. I found out, the soonest one can be delivered is in three days. Forget that pine cone on the hay- just go out and buy one then. We were so unprepared, unexpecting and completely surprised by Bee laying eggs. It never occured to me, her erratic dances were due to her labour. ‘How did I miss that?’.

Just to show you how much of this I have missed.

All aboard and ready for incubation- I am so happy they are safe and secured. Now it’s time for mum Bee for recharged. Vet visit, feeding and tender loving care🙂

I apologize, I will be posting some of her photos later- til then mates🙂

© rfe reptiles 2014

Tristan and a purple phase retic-

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 23 February 2014 by rainforestexotics

Tristan is our five year old son. He was about 2 years old, when my husband started his snake collection again- When we brought home a columbian boa, Tristan was so happy, (his thoughts) this giant snake is coming home with us.
As our snake collection grew, Tristan has developed his own favourite snakes. The bigger and colourful they are, they are his bests. So here’s one of his favourite baby snake-

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Tristan and Zeny- purple phase retic ❤️

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Tristan loves all the snakes and he remembers those that have passed, including those we have fostered. He enjoys the reptiles we keep and someday, he will have a zoo of his own, ‘he exclaimed valiantly’ 😄

Thank you for visiting our site everyone-

© RFE 2014

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