Some of my African cobras

Some of my African cobras

Postby najasuphan » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:30 am

I'm in the United States and African elapids are by my favorite group of snakes. Here are a few pictures of the ones that I keep. Enjoy! -Jamie

Female Forest Cobra. It never fails, my forest cobras insist on wadding their paper the corners of their cages. I'm switching to a more natural substrate very soon.
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My male Forest cobra.
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Male Ringed Water Cobra
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Female Ringed Water Cobra
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Male Banded Snouted Cobra
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Female Banded Snouted Cobra
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 am

Welcome here Jamie! Nice elapids. How are the water cobras doing for you? Do you have them eating rodents? Do you supplement with fish? I love this species, but they're known to be tricky...
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby najasuphan » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:22 pm

Thanks! The water cobras are great. I am only feeding them on rodents. I was fortunate enough to get a cbb pair late last year. They only ate fish once, when I first got them. I scented pinkies/fuzzies for about 5-6 feedings then they started taking unscented. -Jamie
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Matt Robinson » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:10 pm

Love the Forest cobras.
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Xenior1976 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:21 am

Nice Elapids, love the watercobra's!

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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Skippy » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:49 pm

I like the watercobra's the most!!
1.1 Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus
1.1 Crotalus molossus molossus (Madera Canyon, Santa Rita mtns, Arizona)
1.1 Crotalus molossus nigrescens (Durango, Mexico)
1.1 Crotalus molossus nigrescens (Sierra del Nido, Chihuahua, Mexico)
1.1 Naja atra
1.1 Naja mossambica
1.0 Naja siamensis
1.1 Rhamphiophis rostratus
1.1 Sistrurus catenatus edwardsi (San Bernardino valley, Arizona)
2.2 Vipera aspis aspis (Creuse, Limousin, France)
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby steve » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:00 pm

Very nice! All your animals look to be in good nik. Thanks for sharing them with us. Africa most certainly does have some beautiful elapids.
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:48 am

The Forest cobras and the Snouted look like local specimens but the water cobras knock my socks off. They are really nice.

Lets hope you can get them breeding to a next generation. Watch the venom they do seem to be rather lethal. I dont think the SAVP polyvalent will work for them. Please post more pictures as they grow up.
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby shocks » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:11 am

Very nice.How big are your forest cobras now?
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby madrule2002 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:59 am

wow i like ur snakes good luck bro
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby najasuphan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:28 pm

shocks wrote:Very nice.How big are your forest cobras now?


My female is around 2.3m and male about 2.1m. I'm not 100% sure though. I just estimate based on how much longer they are then I am tall. I really do need to tube them and measure them someday. They sure are heavy though when they're on a hook. -Jamie
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby kingspider » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:31 pm

just out of curiosity
how much in (dollars is fine) did you pay for the snoutie and forest?
interested what you folks on that side think of our local stuff?seeing as we hitting a spp explosion of american stuff
intereted to know what you think of our local stuff?
what about cape cobras?
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby najasuphan » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:56 am

kingspider wrote:just out of curiosity
how much in (dollars is fine) did you pay for the snoutie and forest?
interested what you folks on that side think of our local stuff?seeing as we hitting a spp explosion of american stuff
intereted to know what you think of our local stuff?
what about cape cobras?


I paid $300 for my pair of Forest cobras about 2 years ago. They were about 5 1/2-6 ft then. The snouties I got for about $100 each as hatchlings. Personally, African elapids are my favorite. I'm also trying to limit my collection to only those snakes covered by SAIMR polyvalent antivenom for a reason. My intention is to get the necessary paperwork done to import some for myself to keep in case of an emergency. Only other thing I would really like to get outside of African stuff is a King cobra but again, I'm imposing a limit on myself. I recently added a little, 4ft or so, Tanzanian locality Black mamba to my collection. Hopefully I can get some picks of this little snake sometime after she settles in. I like Cape cobras too. Especially the yellow ones, as does everyone else just about. I've just been reluctant to buy any because I'm really holding out for some other localities of Forest cobras, because I really like them a lot. -Jamie
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby kingspider » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:00 am

thanks thats so interesting...the banded local is my area so i see loads just naturally..altho the copper morph more common
and also loads of forests close to my family beach house
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Re: Some of my African cobras

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:54 am

najasuphan I have an idea they will not easily allow the import of antivenom as there seems to be some problem with the FDA. If it is a problem just come visit and pick some up to take home.

When it expires you can send it back if it was a fridge at all times and then we can use it for animals that have been bitten. We can then assist you with some of the costs for the next round.
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