Tea / Brillig / Harley /
I got my first snake in 2008, and my knowledge is mostly centered on green tree pythons. If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer and/or direct you to someone more appropriate.
If you want to keep a chondro, my main advice as far as what to read/research is summed up here.
If I followed you and you aren't a reptile/herp tumblr, you might find my side blogs more to your liking:
This is a crappy text post since I won’t be home until late. But I have to say happy birthday Bander! My favorite snake turns seven today. :3
There are these little tiny fuzzy bugs that are flying around my pear tree and I kind of want to call them cute but I feel like the second I do someone’s gonna tell me they’re like the spawns of satan and they sting people and kill my trees
Nevermind they’re called “Woolly Aphids” and they’re literal fairies
I feel bad for calling them evil now they’re so frickin cute
Well this brings back memories.
Not sure how many of these guys (or a similar species) I inadvertently ingested during college. Every October, there were everywhere. Covering your nose/mouth when walking around campus was vital.
Someone drank her water tonight, though I had to gently boop her mouth into the water to get her to do it.
I haven’t had a chance to listen to this yet myself, but the latest episode of Green Tree Python Keeper Radio has Daniel Natusch as a guest.
If you haven’t already, read the paper that Natusch was involved in regarding the trade in illegally wild-caught chondros passed off as “farm bred”. Which is why I highly recommend that anyone just starting out with chondros buy a captive bred animal directly from a breeder who can provide advice/support if you have any trouble.
Papers by Natusch and others here (link taken from the Morelia Viridis Forum). The Lyons and Natusch wildlife laundering paper (and the responses to it) are the ones of particular interest, though they’re all worth a read.