Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
They are fascinating to watch while eating. The lower jaw unhinges completely from the upper jaw when they swallow. Also, the lower jaw divides in two at the tip of the snout. While the snake is swallowing they push the prey down with a walking motion of the two halves of the lower jaw.
After the prey is swallowed they make chewing motions to realign the lower jaw and hook it back up to the upper jaw. I notice mine also goes for a big drink of water afterward.
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jean-Luc (CT Wild type), Armand (HM Blue Dragon), Voltaire (RT HM Marble), Inconnu (VT blue) Brise (VT Marble), Fleury (Big Ear HMPK), Hugo (Dragon HMPK) and two unnamed females
One dog • Three cats • Four tarantulas • Ball python • Five corys • White Clouds