Well, as everyone on Chaz and my Facebook knows, I'm getting my first snake soon and have chosen to go with a jungle carpet python. I'm officially picking him up next Saturday (Jan. 18th) and I'm estimating that he'll be around 6 months old but all I know for sure is that he's a 2013 baby. I'm very happy with the breeder I went with and he's been incredibly helpful throughout the last few months. I unashamedly chose him/the clutch he came from for the clean colors and bright yellows and I'm really hoping he turns out like his parents. Jungle carpet pythons go through some of the craziest ontogenic color changes of any snake, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he turns out. I currently am choosing between 2 - 3 names and am almost sure on which one I prefer, but my sister likes one of the other options more so we'll see. His nickname is unofficially "Flickr" because of that tongue, and obviously, photography. Really can't wait for next Saturday, and just in time because it's Year of the Snake until January 30th! Here are a few pictures for now! I only have two of him but I managed to dig up a few of his mother and one of his father. ALL photos are courtesy of Nick M., the breeder. The baby I'll be picking up - Pictured in around October, I think? Pictured in December. You can see some subtle changes already. Here's the family tree. The mother's section is empty but already listed on the paternal grandmother side. The father, a 2011 zebra. And the mother, a 2008 normal. With Flash Without My thermostat, decorative plant, and soldering iron (for making holes in the tub) are coming in from Amazon on Monday. I have the little tub ready along with a hide and a water bowl. The heat tape and temperature gun is being sent to me by Reptile Basics on Monday and should hopefully get here Thursday. I'm getting really excited!!