This picture was taken in 2004, after we cleaned her cage. She's too big and heavy for the carryin' to the tub anymore, so now we wipe her down, with an water-based emollient (sp), to keep her scales from dryin' and makin' sheddin' difficult. Her cage is about 8ft. long, 3 1/2 feet high and 2 1/2 ft wide, with a hot rock, heater lamp and a natural sunlight lamp. We keep a large plastic dishpan of water in her cage for her, changed daily and cleansed with bleach water. We use newspaper for linin' on the floor of the cage. She's about 16-19 years old now. Years of love and care, that she wouldn't have had, if we hadn't rescued her.
We took her to the vet, in 1995 and was told that it was a male, so we named her Thor, cause of the strength of her coils. But males only get to about 7-9 ft and she has gotten to 11 feet long, and that's how long the females get. She probably weighs about 80lbs now. She eats one large rat a week, though she could eat larger prey. It's her preference and we give her what she wants.
We feel blessed to be able to have her and it will be 10 years in 2005, since we got her.
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