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I am in love with this new little snake. We have to take it Monday to find out the sex, before we name it. Any suggestions? 

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My son has wanted his own pet for some time. He had a dwarf hamster that is only supposed to  live a year, max lived 18 months. It has been 4 years since max’s passing. This snake was the only agreed upon pet for our house. The criteria had to be: not noisy, smelly,  and we could leave alone if needed. Since the snake only eats once a week,  that was the perfect choice.

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The only thing I dislike about the snake is it’s eating habits.  We have to feed it a baby mice once a week. Tiny, pink, eyes closed ,new born mice. Sad! We fed it Monday, I peeked in the bag, the mice and snake were in, and the mice  was halfway in it’s mouth.  Yuck!

My son is a bit of a loner. He also is going through puberty,  and was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 in December. I think this snake will give him something to take care of and love. The snake prefers my son already.  I am telling you, I would have never thought a snake would live in our home. My son and I joke ,that we used to be scared of needles too.  Our limits have been pushed in the fear department.

One thing about me is,  I am a stickler about respect.  Puberty and disrespect are like peanut and jelly.  I get that it is not personal but I believe if your child doesn’t respect you, they will never respect anyone. With each child I have handled it better and better without a lot of emotion attached to the response I give. I just won’t put up with it. The interesting thing about that is, that if I am being disrespectful to them, they do not tolerate it. It is powerful to see the boundaries you are planting in your kids.

I hope that this snake endeavor helps heal my son in some way. He has a duck tape business and makes a lot of money selling wallets, flower pens at school. He paid for the snake and the aquarium himself.  I think that helps make him feel totally responsible for it by paying for it.

I would love help with names. It’s demeaner is sweet. It doesn’t have to be a person name.

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