Increase of productivity.

It has been a productive day! Woke up this morning, had a breakfast of biscuits and honey (yum!), and then started cleaning like mad. I shut myself up in our bedroom and folded all the laundry, hung it all up, and organized the dirty stuff. I then went through what boxes could be packed, organized boxes that already had stuff in them, and cleaned the shelves and side table. Then I went to go clean Kendi’s cage which is in our room (to keep her warmer) and look what I found:

shed

Kendi’s first shed! Yeah, I was really happy because it means she’s healthy. So now she’s eating right and on schedule and she’s shedding. I was worried about her eye caps because I had that problem with other snakes, but she did fine and they came off with the skin. She’s really pretty and bright now but I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of her before she curled up in her macaroni box. What a good snake.

After that excitement, we got the hallway, the bathroom, and the kitchen done. We’re working on the living room now (well actually, I’m blogging, and Ash is working on the living room – she does the vacuuming and when she’s done I’m gonna clean the ferret cage). It’s been a really good cleaning day and our room is probably the cleanest it’s been in a long time. I’m proud of us for actually getting so much done. I even re-did my blog info since it was pretty outdated. If I have time after dinner, I’ll work some more on the free wordpress themes I’ll be putting up. Anyone interested in them? I’m also thinking about holding a contest – anyone be interested? And if so, any ideas for the winner?

Okay, back to cleaning. (Don’t forget to vote for Snailbird.com!)

Introducing Kendi!

Kendi, the baby ball python.I cannot believe it. I’m still entirely overwhelmed. I finally have a snake. This is something I’ve wanted long before I wanted a tablet – way longer than I even wanted a rat. This is something from my childhood. And when I was holding her after I paid for her, I started crying I was so happy. We ended up naming her Kendi, which is African for The Loved One. I kept flipping between that and Kotoko (Toko for short, which means Beautiful), but she has definitely taken to Kendi. She’s my little Loved One.

I wouldn’t have gotten her if it weren’t for Ash (by the way, it’s her birthday today: Happy Birthday, Sweetie!).

We spent most of Sunday night at Walmart. I bought a clear, plastic tub as her house with secure latches (I’ll also be making sort of car-seat belts to make it even more secure). I bought some tupperware to use as hides and she’s currently using one of my home-made ceramic bowls as a water dish that has some texture to it so it’ll be useful when she sheds. At the moment, the substrate I’m using is just unused reels of newspaper print (without ink). We also have a thermometer and humidity gage on the warm side of the tub, which is heated from underneath by a heating pad. I’ve been monitering the heat to make sure it doesn’t get too hot, but it seems to be working. I’ll eventually get a real UTH, as well as some better hides that will keep the humidity in more. I also want to invest in a thermostat too.

Beautiful girl.If anyone has any pointers for me, then feel free. I’ll be glad to hear anything you’ll have to say. I’ve done a lot of research, but I know there’s always more to learn.

I’m just extremely happy to finally have Kendi. The moment I saw her, I knew she was the one. I couldn’t get her out of my head all day, had two dreams about her, and the next day I went and got her. She was buried under a bunch of other babies, but as soon as I saw her, I knew. She’s perfect.

So this is my welcome into the world of herps. Go me!