Oh also I was going to give Ziggy a bath but I opened his cage and he puffed like crazy so I guess that’s going to have to wait?
I found a new deterrent to put on Garth’s tail to stop him from licking / biting it and, surprisingly enough, he isn’t pissed off at me and is in fact sitting right next to me on the couch. It almost looks like sad kitty defeat, but since Garth looks like a stripey lion I’m pretty sure that’s not what this is.
In other pet-related news, Zoey shed last night! This shocked the shit out of me since we didn’t even know she was going to shed, but lo and behold, we went to change her lights this morning and there was an almost-whole shed in her water bowl. So good for her! Ziggy, on the other hand, looks like he threw confetti all over his cage. That’s how unsuccessful his shed has been. I had to give him a bath and a snake massage, and since he’s so big, I just spritzed him down and let him go play in his cage again. It’s a lot of work when they’re almost full grown! I’m hoping he can do the rest for himself. At least he got it all off his head.
Ziggy is the most passive snake ever. I don’t know if it’s just because he’s older, but he will just sit super still on me for five minutes before even thinking about moving. And even then he just curls up on my shoulder or neck. It could be that Niles is super crazy and full of baby energy, but they’re so different!
Ziggy and Niles demonstrating the differences in color between cinnamon x hypo and normal ball pythons.
Ziggy is sitting on my stomach and stretching his head right up into my face. He’s staying completely still. Teenager snakes are really odd.