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Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:54 pm

Hi all

I recently acquired a bunch of insane out of this world snakes after a much anticipated wait & OH BOY it was worth the wait.

Like a kid in a huge toy store I was over the moon when I finally got them and the beauty of these snake mesmerized me!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE GUYS THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE ;) !!

The species list is as follows

Boiga Blandingii pair (blandings tree snake) East African
Bitis Nasicornis pair (river jack, rhino viper) Ituri forest
Atheris Nitschei pair (great lakes bush viper, sedge viper)

these will all be for future breeding projects and hopefully a success

Here is some pictures of in order of species list !

hope you all enjoy

Thanks
Moe

blandings tree snake.jpg


River jack female.jpg


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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:58 pm

river jack male.jpg


sedge viper female.jpg


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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:05 pm

female sedge viper.jpg


river jack male 3.jpg
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Mitton » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:06 pm

Now that is a very nice group of new snakes, I can't choose my favourite!

All the best with them and keep us updated please.
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:11 pm

What an awesome group of additions.

Do you mind if I ask if they are CB or WC? There is some scarring on them which makes me learn to the latter.

Irrespective, good luck with them.
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:18 pm

Thanks all

Yes Westly they are WC apart from scaring they are in exceptional condition which suprised me..abit of old shed stuck aswell.

All have eaten twice now no problems and i have seen thEm all drink aswell which leads me to hope and belive they will all last for breeding and getting some CB babies
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:05 pm

Now these are species that get me excited.
My favourite are by far the nitschei, some true African gems you have there, hope they do well for you.
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Savu » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:36 pm

I can only agree. Even though the other 2 are awesome,the sedge viper is one of my all time favorites. Good luck
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:02 pm

Thanks for all the well wishes guys

I dont know guys im torn between all 3 species haha

But the nasicornis are amazing need to see them personally the amount of blue in them is unreal,but at the same time the nitschei are like half yellow and green

Haha im gona just go ahead and say all 3 species for me do it for different reasons
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:21 am

Wait until those nasicornis shed my friend ;)
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:42 pm

So a update with thats very good

I tried feeding today and low and behold both the nitschei and nasicornis ate first try no problems...happy days

Lets hope things keep going up from here on
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:03 pm

I dont think feeding should be a problem, but I would be more worried about internal parasites.

Do you know whether they were treated/quarantined upon arrival in SA?
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:11 pm

Yups Westly they were treated and qurantined for over a month i also personally went there the day the snakes were checked and given whatever medication needed to be given.

They successfully made it through qurantine
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:45 pm

Very nice. Just please do not let them get hot in this heat wave we are going through. They dont like high temperatures.

Also feed them slow ... grow them slow... and they will live a long time.

I hope you get to breed them because they are all stunning.
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Re: Deadly but Beautiful

Postby moe » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:12 pm

Thank you BV i will be attending your course aswell for further knowledge (cant wait) then you can give some tips on breeding ;-)

Ive got the nasicornis at a ambiant of 25-26 no heat and the nitschei the same as im keeping the cerathpora no heat aswell
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