Any Bothrochilus boa (Bismarck Python) keepers around?

Any Bothrochilus boa (Bismarck Python) keepers around?

Postby thorrshamri » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:45 pm

Hi all,
I would like a pair of these soon so I am gathering as much info as I can,though I used to know someone who had a pair of this species.
What about their behaviour,they are told to be calm and peaceful,any experiences?Are they all good feeders?If you have any adults,what are the sizes and wieghts of yours?Would you say it is a hardy species?
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Postby Boadicea » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:34 pm

I wish
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Postby thorrshamri » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:04 am

eh??
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Postby froot » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:54 am

Do you keep Bismarck pythons Boadicea, or do you know enough about this species to help answer the question?
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:44 pm

Boadicea means he wishes he could get Ringed pythons.

Ringed pythons are fairly hardy when they are big. As babies they are delicate and you must keep the humidity very high. Once they start changing colour then the humidity is less important.

They are secretive snakes and like to hide under flat hide boxes. They usually do not have too much trouble feeding. They are not a snake that likes being handled and can be a little bit nippy.

A friend of mine has just had his Ringed pythons mate so they seem to be "winter" breeders like all the other Indonesian/Australian pythons.
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Postby thorrshamri » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:22 pm

Very interesting Bushviper,thanks :D
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Postby boaboy » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:16 pm

Are there any in SA? If so how much do they tend to go for?
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:30 pm

I have seen them here at a collection on the South coast. The guy immigrated and sold them and I am not sure where they went or how much they sold for.
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Postby thorrshamri » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:01 pm

German prices are around € 600-750 for a juvenile pair.They would probably cost more in other countries like France or England.We can't find any here,I will be obliged to go to Hamm show to get mine when I have the money-well it's not for now yet :lol:
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Postby slangman » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:50 pm

I have seen some for sale here in the UK . Never looked at the price but they were lovely! I also know there is a breeder in Durban who has some adults . Not sure if they have been paired yet .
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Postby thorrshamri » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:02 am

My sources say adults do not grow over 6 ft long (1,80m)-is this correct?
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Postby EDDY » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:38 am

This one guy up here in Jozi use to breed them, I dont know if he still got some.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am

thorrshamri, I am not sure about the maximum size, but the adults I saw were around 5 - 6 ft.
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Postby thorrshamri » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:36 pm

Great,thanks all for all the answers :D
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Postby Boadicea » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:43 pm

Thanks for interpreting my comment so accurately BV. Would LOVE some of these pythons. :smt055 By the way Boadicea was a warrior queen who burned down the city of London when the Romans still called it Londinium. She was a woman and so am I.
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