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 My gopher and former Pine

Just thought I’d share a couple pics.

Here is my rescue gopher. He was 200g when I got him (and the same length he is now), now he weighs 600. This is a pacific gopher right? I’ve gotten a few opinions on what he is.




Here is a Black Pine I used to have. She went from being alert, active and very healthy, to missing a few meals, to having a bad shed, and unexpectedly dying one day. I don’t know how old she was (she was a rescue as well) but judging by her size, she was old.




06/21/10  03:15am

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  Message To: Reflex   In reference to Message Id: 2157239


 My gopher and former Pine

Hi, reflex!
Nice gopher. He must have been awfully thin to have been only 200 grams upon rescue and now weighs 600 grams. What was he rescued from? I have rescued several snakes from cats and relocated them to my friend’s place, since he has a major gopher infestation in his yard and no cats. His yard is surrounded by forest so its unlikely the snakes would get on a road to get hit by cars, either.


This is my 08 Pacific gopher Gonzo, who now weighs in at over 600 grams.
Sorry you lost the pine. That was a beauty.



06/22/10  09:22am

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2157523


 My gopher and former Pine

Thanks, and what a pretty gopher!

I rescued him from a pet store. They had just gotten him from someone who thought this gopher was a devil snake (even though the only thing he has ever done to me was make quiet hissing noises.... sooooo scary -_-). He was living in a horribly dirty 40 gallon tank and had no water, and he was very weak because he was so thin. I still think he looks thin, but he’s a lot better than he was. I also rescued 2 ball pythons, one of which I also kept. When I got him he was 546g, and today (at the same length he was when I got him) he is over 1400g.

Here is the gopher a couple weeks after I first got him. The flash actually smoothed him out. In person you could easily see his ribs and the wrinkles of extra and dehydrated skin.




06/22/10  10:01am

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  Message To: Reflex   In reference to Message Id: 2157533


 My gopher and former Pine

It’s plain to see the ridged spine on the poor fellow. It looks like he was at least able to have a shed, after you rescued him.

Thanks for the compliment on Gonzo. She has never needed rescuing; she is a hearty eater and is growing at a good rate.



06/22/10  04:28pm

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2157639


 My gopher and former Pine

Well, if there’s one thing that’s fixable with those guys, it’s needing food. Looks like he still remembered what to do with his mice!



06/22/10  10:36pm

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2157742


 My gopher and former Pine

Hah yeah, he’s only ever missed one meal with me, and that was a couple months ago when he was producing crazy sperm plugs... obviously he was feeling a little too frisky to eat lol.



06/23/10  12:38am

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  Message To: Reflex   In reference to Message Id: 2157762


 My gopher and former Pine

Just weighed him, 621g



06/23/10  04:26am


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