Archive for May, 2012

Unkiseis

Posted in Boas, Reptiles, Snakes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 29 May 2012 by rainforestexotics

The beauty of the Jungle Boa ‘Unkiseis’

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Up close and personal and see that marbled eye 🙂

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The view of her head is amazingly picture perfect!

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A little bit of history of this gorgeous species 🙂

In my research I found out that, JUNGLE BOAS originated in Sweden and were first produced by a man named Lars Brandle.  The story stated that He (Larse Brandle)  had purchased a very large boa with a zigzag like pattern down it’s back from a Zoo in Sweden.  He bred this snake to one common boa and they (snakes) produced some jungles and common looking boas from the first breeding.  He (Larse Brandle) then bred one of the offspring jungle males back to its mother and produced some super Jungles and jungles.  To those who are unfamiliar with genetics, Jungles bred to normals will result in half of the babies being jungle.  This proves that this is NOT a simple recessive genetic but dominate trait.  From here it becomes interesting,  when a common boa is bred with a jungle, the result will be half common and some jungles.  When two jungles are bred, the result will be some super jungles (with beautiful patterns) and some jungles.  Now these babies will be het for super jungles when they are ready to breed.  That’s not it, to even make it more complex and amazing at the same time, we also can add some albino in the genetics.  The result will be het for albino and super jungles

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It still amazes me how we play with reptile genetics.  We cannot wait to create something beautiful and new- have an amazing time researching and creating something spectacular breeders 🙂

© RFE  2012

What a rescue-

Posted in Burmese, Pythons, Reptiles, Snakes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 29 May 2012 by rainforestexotics
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Scarr

A perfect pose of Scarr.  Our recently rescued Burmese.

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We received a call and was asked if we could pick up a seven footer, Burmese Python.  We weren’t told of the nature or condition of this reptile.  We were only told that they (owner) are moving somewhere and are not allowed to have their reptile.  Shortly after my husband left, he telephoned me and said that he has arrived and will tell me later of when he finds out anything.

An hour has passed and I was getting worried, he never takes this long to pick up a reptile, especially when it’s only a short distance from our home.  So I rang him and was quickly dismissed by saying, “I will be home shortly sweetie”, and the line went dead.  About twenty minutes later, the car rolled in the drive way, I hurried up to the car and saw the disappointment written all over his face.  I thought to myself, ‘this is not good’.

Finally situated inside the house, my husband told me of his eventful journey upon collecting this reptile.  The neighbors were sorely afraid of the snake and even named the Burmese ‘the child eating snake’ and how happy they are for someone to take the monster away from their neighborhood.

So my husband unlocked the lid of the container, slowly he opened and then my heart sank.  This beautiful Burmese is burnt from neck to about a quarter off its tail.  The story then flowed and I knew it must’ve been the reason why they are letting go off the Burmese.  It’s sad to know that there are people out there who are uneducated about caring for their pets.  These people don’t have any idea of the negative impact they have created for people who makes their living selling or breeding reptiles.

It is always helpful to have some knowledge before setting yourself up to such unimaginable situations with reptiles.

It is important to always search for information regarding any reptile you plan to care for.  Be aware of their size and weight at full growth- make sure you are ready and is fully commited to taking care of these loving creatures-

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cuddly Scarr

 

As you can see, this gentle giant is no ‘baby eating snake’- I have longed to someday have a foundation for these creatures. They too need love and attention, just because they are cold blooded doesn’t mean they don’t need to be loved-

 

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playtime

 

There was a time in my life when I was sore afraid of snakes, preferably these giants. I remember when I told my husband ‘the day you move snakes in the house, I am leaving’- You can say that was a lie- well, half a lie. I wanted to overcome my fear of snakes, after I learned all I need to know about them and read about them, I decided i’d give it a try.

So you can see where this is going- Yes! I will tell you that story in another blog-

 

TAKE CARE EVERYONE!!!

© RFE REptiles 2012

Rescued Red Iguana

Posted in Reptiles, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 9 May 2012 by rainforestexotics

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This beautiful Red Iguana was rescued by our friends just hours before it passed away.  My husband & Shaun rescued this Iguana and some other critters to our home.  While we were having dinner these beauties were relaxing and shortly after dinner, we noticed that the Iguana was dying-

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So, after a short wait and examination they have found out that this Iguana was suffering from Metabolic Bone Disease and Upper Respiratory Infection.  The story was; this Iguana was given doses for milk cow fever that was bought out of a feed store- which resulted in death.  The Red Iguana died of kidney failure.  It was too late, however, we were happy to have had the chance to spend it’s last moment in peace and love 🙂

Farewell beautiful Red Iguana!

 

© RFE 2012

 

Hello

Posted in Uncategorized on 8 May 2012 by rainforestexotics

 

Thank you everyone for stopping by. Unfortunately, this site is still under construction.  It has been a busy year for us and we haven’t had the time to maneuver anything in here just yet.

I will be working more on this site this weekend and hopefully, will be able to get something posted.  Thank you for your patronage!

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy season 🙂

 

 

© RFE Rescue 2012