Green Housie

Green Housie

Postby IanM » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:07 pm

A few of my housies where having some issues shedding so while giving them a soak i took a couple pics

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Re: Green Housie

Postby rolandslf » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:47 pm

Oeff, now that is what I hope to have one day.
Green Housies.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:36 pm

I'm really in love with the pair I got, the iridescence on them is really beautiful. Can't wait to see how they look fully grown.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby Mr. Whiskers » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:46 pm

I am aware that this topic is a year or so old, but damn, those are stunning! I am still quite a newb in the reptile world and even more so when it comes to genes playing a role in the breeding aspect of snakes. I can't really seem to find housies this green on the internet, besides Rolf Dennison's (Ultimate Exotics) Hypo Green House Snakes. Did you breed these snakes yourself, did you get them from another breeder? Really beautiful snakes! :D

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Do they retain that shade of green in adulthood? (not sure if male or young female)
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Tue May 16, 2017 5:23 pm

These are from Rolf and they tend to lighten up quite a bit as they get older.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Tue May 16, 2017 5:33 pm

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Re: Green Housie

Postby Mr. Whiskers » Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Thanks for the reply and pics, helps a lot. Slight pity that they lose their green intensity (I'm guessing that these are Zambian Green House Snakes, and not the hypos?) but still looking good :) truly an under appreciated species
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 am

yes they are the zambian greens, not hypos. Housies are definitely one of the most under appreciated snakes out there.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby Westley Price » Fri May 26, 2017 10:42 am

Ian, do you know if anyone is working with the striped Namaqualand house snakes that are near-identical to the lineatus?
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Re: Green Housie

Postby GCol » Sat May 27, 2017 9:35 am

Those are beautiful Ian, I have a few as well and they get better looking with every shed.

Westley do you have a picture of a Striped Namaqualand house snake by any chance? Just would be interesting to see what they look like.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby Westley Price » Sat May 27, 2017 2:22 pm

Sorry to hijack the topic a bit Ian, but yes, I do GCol.

The following two snakes were found on the same road on the same night. The striped ones are much rarer than the typical mentalis.

Here is the typical mentalis

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Re: Green Housie

Postby Westley Price » Sat May 27, 2017 2:23 pm

And here is the striped capensis. Theyre all striped from head to tail.

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Re: Green Housie

Postby GCol » Sat May 27, 2017 3:00 pm

wow that is cool. I have a group of typical CB mentalis but have never seen ones like that striped one. It is very much like a lineatus.

I am also going top apologize for hijacking, but is mentalis now a separate species or is the term just been coined for a different color phase?
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Wed May 31, 2017 11:58 am

man those are beautiful, i have lineatus... but you can see the difference.
would really like the mentalis too but to be honest i have never seen any for sale.
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Re: Green Housie

Postby IanM » Wed May 31, 2017 4:59 pm

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My male B. lineatus
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