Keeping Cobras Together

Keeping Cobras Together

Postby Tagged » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:09 pm

Hi guys

I know some cobras can be cannabils, but can u keep some cobras together in the same inclosure ?
And if so which ones ?

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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby shadowfoot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:14 pm

I have seen a guy keep 2 Cape Cobras and a Forest Cobra in one enclosure, but I cant say that thats a good thing to do.
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby bitis keeper » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Its best not to keep them together.
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby Warren Klein » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:00 pm

I have kept most of the South African cobras together before with minimal problems except while feeding in the same enclosure. As you have already said, cobras are well known to be cannibals and it is generally safer to house most snakes separately. Make sure they are similarly sized and obviously separate them for feeding and be observant when they are reintroduced after a feed.
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby jka » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:10 am

I keep my two male Cape cobras together, and I haven't had any problems they have been in the same cage for years now.

You can just split them up when its feeding time.
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby Bushviper » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:15 pm

They are fine together right up until they eat each other for absolutely no reason. I have seen this numerous times. Keep each one in its own cage.
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby snake kid » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:19 am

At lawnwood snake sanctuary we keep 4 Cape cobra's together with no problems as long as you split them during feeding time like JKA said. they have been together for 7 years now. We also have 2 Snouted cobras together.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
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1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
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1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby Tagged » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:15 pm

Thanks guys for the replys.
I have also seen a lot of cobras kept together with no hassels but I suppose you always taking a risk.

Think I will take BV advice and not take the risk when I get them.

Just incase :)
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Re: Keeping Cobras Together

Postby cordsally » Thu May 24, 2012 9:53 am

First of all a daring job, but in my opinion we don't keep two or more cobras together, this 'll become injurious to i right or wrong :smt009
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