skullbird

The derpy blog of a graphic designer and over-all weirdo. Here there be sketches and snakes. Mostly snakes.
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crispysnakes:

dakonic:

skullbird:

Several months ago I put a down payment on a jungle carpet python, and today the breeder called me up with info and photos.

Here’s the little guy I’ve picked out!

I didn’t think i’d end up with a zebra jungle carpet… but I really loved this guys patterning.

The breeder I’m getting him from, Nick Mutton, is as professional as they come. He’s talked to me multiple times over the phone, and his passion for these animals is practically tangible. He’ll show you the photographic family lineage for each snake, going back several generations, so you KNOW what you’re getting. Pure lines. Beautiful colors. 

I cannot wait to watch my little guy grow up. I plan on taking regular photos of him to document the color changes.

Your kiddo is a full sibling (different clutch) to my older boy, Dante!  ^_^

Much appreciation for breeders who track lineage.

HA! That’s awesome! Jungle bros! I hope he turns out as pretty as yours :3

dakonic:

crispysnakes:

dakonic:

skullbird:

First handling session with baby buttmad! He’s so TINY, and BEAUTIFUL… and so very angry.

(I wore gloves because I’m a huge wuss. I know they’re not ideal. We’re both getting used to each other.)

If it’s any consolation, Dante was a bitey little shit for a long time. Then one day it was like a flip switched (I did handle him frequently, just hung out with him w/ my hand next to him) and he was suddenly this sweet little thing that didn’t want to bite. He was around 10 months old I think is when it happened. Even when I somehow manage to upset him now, he never really bites. I’ve only gotten tagged since then because I was stupid and didn’t realize my hand was too far up the tongs during feeding.

Where do you guys get those ladder things?  I need some!

People already answered about the ladder… but what I find works reeeallly well for perches if you plan on using tubs are the perches with swivels/screws at the end of them. You can drill a hole in the tub wherever you want to stick them and they’re easy to set up. You can find a lot of different styles with it.

Complete products:

(Sorry if you already knew! I figured I’d mention them because I couldn’t get the latters to work for the life of me.)

That’s a fantastic idea! I’ll have to incorporate those into his next upgrade :3

Glad to here Dante calmed with time. Sounds similar to a lot of peoples experiences. Around a year of age they stop being bitey little firecrackers. Well… most of them anyway. 

First handling session with baby buttmad! He’s so TINY, and BEAUTIFUL… and so very angry.

(I wore gloves because I’m a huge wuss. I know they’re not ideal. We’re both getting used to each other.)

Detail shots of my converted beasts for my Warmachine themed farrow army (complete with matching Razor Boar buddies!)

Long live the bacon!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Did you build Lillychans enclosure yourself? How big is it? I was just looking at upgrading my ball pythons home and wasn't sure if I should make one or buy one...
skullbird skullbird Said:

I bought it from Constrictors NW. Lilly has the 36” x 23” x 18” sized enclosure. Admittedly, i spoiled Lillychan and she doesn’t need a cage that large or fancy~ He’s got a ball python sized one that’s a bit smaller and not as tall. If you’ve got the money, i’d say they’re worth it, but building one yourself would be cheaper.

I do like the cages though. They hold humidity great, and the PVC is super easy to clean. I plan on getting one for the new baby carpet python when he’s big enough. They’re built to stack, so it’ll look awesome and save room!

Welcome home #hashtag! Such an angry noodle baby!

I feel like my library of photoshop layer styles has maybe gotten out of hand…

Been working on my warmachine-themed farrow army a lot lately. Here’s everyone who’s converted and painted so far!

I dunno, man. Sometimes you just gotta draw something stupid.

Improper use of a hide, as demonstrated by major doofus Lillychan.

Spiders are kawaii

Several months ago I put a down payment on a jungle carpet python, and today the breeder called me up with info and photos.

Here’s the little guy I’ve picked out!

I didn’t think i’d end up with a zebra jungle carpet… but I really loved this guys patterning.

The breeder I’m getting him from, Nick Mutton, is as professional as they come. He’s talked to me multiple times over the phone, and his passion for these animals is practically tangible. He’ll show you the photographic family lineage for each snake, going back several generations, so you KNOW what you’re getting. Pure lines. Beautiful colors. 

I cannot wait to watch my little guy grow up. I plan on taking regular photos of him to document the color changes.

I thought this little 4”x5” sketchbook would be too tiny to do anything in, but turns out it’s perfect for easily carrying around and drawing random crap when you’re bored.

Guys. Help. I’m freaking out.A water dragon…
with triple Caribbean… 
and Ripple and Current genes…If this isn’t the most watery water dragon to have ever watered in the history of water, i’ll drink an entire ocean. 

Guys. Help. I’m freaking out.

A water dragon…

with triple Caribbean… 

and Ripple and Current genes…

If this isn’t the most watery water dragon to have ever watered in the history of water, i’ll drink an entire ocean. 

Oh Lillychan, you drop-dead gorgeous animal. She was loving the warmth of the sunshine, and stayed still long enough for me take some close up shots.