Now commencing hostile takeover of Reptile Zoo blog in 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .Iiiiit’s TWINKIE Time!!! Wooot Woooot! Move over Frank, It’s Twinkie’s time to shine! =P Just kidding everyone, about the hostility not the takeover ;P. Frank did such a fun blog about his life here at The Reptile Zoo, I figured heck, I should do one too. Assuming there are no objections, I’d like to share with you a little about growing up and living right here at Prehistoric Pets/The Reptile Zoo.
First things first, my name IS really Twinkie. As much as I WISH I was a real Twinkie, I was named this because of my morph type. I am an Amelanistic Reticulated Python, also known as Amels. Amels are characterized by a plain white body with both pastel & bold lemon yellow patterning; also possessing blazing red eyes and extremely white heads (giving me the name, Twinkie :D). I was raised right here at Prehistoric Pets alongside my brother. Everyone here at the shop quickly noticed how my brother and I had an incredible natural growth rate. We had massive heads, long slender bodies and were fed the same size and amount as most other snakes our size, that is until they decided that it would be interesting to see what would happen if they fed me more. Today, we can see the results of that wise dietary choice ;P
Being the world’s largest python has its pro’s and con’s. Well… actually it’s more like pro’s and con. The only thing to complain about when being the world’s largest snake is missing all the attention when the shop closes up and the lights go down. On the other hand, majority of my “awake” time is spent during open hours, so I’m constantly being visited with. I LOVE it when all my fans and friends come by to take pictures with me, and then go home and share them on my Facebook page. Makes me feel all warm inside ^O^! However, I can’t say I don’t go wild over newcomers; they always make me feel like a wicked cool snake with their screams of initial fright and gasps of choked up air. =P Hee Hee! Can I tell you guys a secret? Sometimes…. When I hear the mom’s whisper, “Is it real?”… I wait for them to creep up to the glass….and BOOM! I twitch a scale or two and send them running! Muuahahahaha! A Girl’s gotta have her fun ^O^
While we are on that note, YES, I am a GIRL. Most people that come in for the first time fail to read my info card and assume I’m a male. Sorry to disappoint everyone, but all 370+lbs and 23 feet of me is all female. Sound too big to be true? You’re not the first, trust me on this. It’s hard for a lot of people to believe a snake can be that big, but I’m living proof. No need to fret though, I am a total sweetheart! I’ve got a lot of growing up to do, being only about 8 years old, but I’d like to think I have a great temperament, especially for such a big reticulated python. Heck, just last year I was able to come out and make a special appearance for my good friend Mike McConnell’s birthday. I’ve even been on T.V. and all kinds of other cool stuff! I’ve got my own custom cage here at The Reptile Zoo, built just for me and my needs, it even has a pool/Jacuzzi for me to soak in!!
EVERYONE was there for Mike's Birthday! Look at Frank try to steal the attention ;P
Just keep swimming....
Ahh, the life of the world’s biggest python couldn’t get any better! I’ve got great friends like Frank and George, my Prehistoric Pets family and the luxury of being adored by all! Well everyone, I’m going to go nom on a yummy rabbit now before they think I’m not hungry. Thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with Twinkie!
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