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Dendroaspis polylepis (Black mambas),New additions.

Postby Eyelash » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:56 pm

We recently added these amazing animals to the collection.They are all adults with the smallest one around 2.3m in length.NJOY !
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This one is still settling in as you can see haha...
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Just one word of note to all the mamba keepers/potential keepers out there...PLEASE HANDLE THESE ANIMALS WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT !

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Postby jka » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Beautiful! We?

I'm curious do you use shift boxes and do you house them together?
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Postby Eyelash » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:38 pm

Thanks man...(Jip,we...I own/payed for half of the lot).

These are housed together in a temporary "winter" cage and will soon move over to their permanent 3.6m cage.I do use shift boxes when needed(I will post some pics if the cage so you'll get why I say this-it is designed so that you never have to handle the animals).
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Postby jka » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:59 pm

Thanks man that would be great to see the enclosures!

I don't know what I was thinking thought I read a typo.

They are lovely snakes, cute facial expression.
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Postby Wolf777 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:30 pm

Awesome snakes man! Don't think I'll ever keep them, still one of my favourite snakes.
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Re: Dendroaspis polylepis (Black mambas),New additions.

Postby Sly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:43 pm

Very Nice Lou and company, now lets see some captive bred Black Mamba babies from you guys, oh the boxes look farmiliar ..haha,
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Postby Eyelash » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:26 pm

Thanks guy's...
They do look familiar dont they D ?...

@jka and for others wondering about the cage here you go...
The cage has two levels that are joined only by two small holes in the roof/floor.These can close to split the cage into two.
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The cage can then be divided into four compartments from the front of the cage.Thus you never have to handle the snakes when feeding,cleaning etc.
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I hope it helps haha...

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Postby jka » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:36 pm

Baie dankie Louis.

Do you have a photo of the front I'm curious to see if the dividers stick out in front or not?
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Postby Eyelash » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:07 pm

I'll take some pics of that tomorrow haha...The cage looks just like any other from the front.The dividers can be removed and placed on top of the cage or wherever you want (not fixed to the cage).
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Postby Mitton » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:26 pm

Very nice man, congrats.
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Postby Sly » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:32 pm

Very nice Louis, safety first....i like it, all the best with this project
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Postby Eyelash » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:46 pm

Thanks Deon and Eugene !
I will keep you guy's up to date on how they do and will take some proper pics of them when I get a bit of free time again haha... ;-)
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:19 am

That is how I like to see people go the trouble before buying snakes. Build a cage that ensures they need the minimum handling (and stress) and the chances of breeding will be so much higher. The cages will be cleaner and the owner will be safer while interacting with them.

Now please go breed them!
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Postby Warren Klein » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:55 am

Nice set up Louis, those are some good looking Mambas you got there.
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Re: Dendroaspis polylepis (Black mambas),New additions.

Postby Wolf777 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:43 pm

Great cage design! Is it hard to build a cage like that? If I ever move onto venomous, I'll definitely use shiftboxes. Hope they breed for you for the next few years!
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