Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby wadekilian » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:23 pm

Here's a pic of a CB'13 Boomslang - Dispholidus typus typus (presumably KwaZulu Natal locality). Still gecko feeders, will try and convert them onto rodents.

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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby kfc223 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:26 am

Such cute little guys!

Hopefully you get them onto rodents without too many hassles, maybe some gecko paste will help with scenting pinks?
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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Mine too exactly 24 months before they started feeding on mice by themselves. Good luck with yours.
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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Contortrix » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:06 am

Nice :-)

Any pointers to breed Dispholidus? I hope to breed mine this year but it's my first time keeping booms. Any advise is wellcome :)
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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:47 am

They need large cages and they need natural sunlight which stimulates them. It need not shine on them but they need to be able to see the sun when it rises and when it sets. Dont go and cook them now either. Just position them in a room where they can see East and West.
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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Contortrix » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:23 pm

Okay, thank you for the advise :)

Not mutch sun in Sweden during the winter, and the temperature stays below 0 celcius for atleast a few more months so the risk of them being cooked in the sun isn't very big haha :)

The cage is 2400mm L* 820mm D* 1200mm H

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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:40 pm

Okay then drop in a UV light or a nice halogen light. During winter they still bask for a few hours but eat small meals if at all. The nights are fairly cold (15 degrees). The day temps can go into the high 20's. I suppose it does matter where they originate from. Do you have any idea?
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Re: Boomslang - Dispholidus t. typus

Postby Contortrix » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:49 am

I don't really know i'll speak with the guy i got them from and see what more info i can get on them.
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