Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby shadowfoot » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:50 pm

Hey everyone,
just need some info regarding these snakes.
1. How much do these snakes go for? I know there are many different colour phases, so what would be the cheapest to most expensive?
2. Do we have breeders in SA?
3. What would be the best heating equipment?
4. Is humidity between 70 and 80 correct?

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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby brentton kyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:13 am

For hatchling u looking at anywher from 900 to 2000 a baby obviously depending the phase, garden phase being the cheepest option and any colour phase more expensive,,, for an adult u can look at anywher from 2500 up to 4000,, we do hav breeders in sa like snakes4africa, strictly snakes, creatures n critters,, I myself wil be having babies in the next month or so,,, ur humidity is correct but better to keep it up around 80 percent,, a ceramic heater works very well for heating and humidity,, putting a light in the tank wil unfortunately drop ur humidity but if u spray often enough it should be fine,, using coconut husk as substrait works well to hold humidity aswel,,,, if u hav any other questions dnt be shy...
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:39 am

Thanks Brentton, will you be selling any babies?
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby brentton kyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:44 am

Anytime hey :) I wil be selling some babies once they shed and are eating well,,, any particular phase u looking for?
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby *Chey* » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:51 am

Creatures and Critters had some beautiful ones at the show a few weeks back! :-)
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby brentton kyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 am

I bought those ones from creatures at the show:), al females:)...looking forward to future breeding with them
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby Strictly_Snakes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:00 am

Brentton pretty much answered all the questions needed... just make sure you have enough hight that it produceses a decent thermal gradient for the snake allowing the snake to both bask and cool down, the temp directly nder the heat source should be around 30C... and the lowest point for the temp being 26C...

@Brentton, hope Im still getting first pick of the clutch ;) lol
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby *Chey* » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:09 am

Wondered where they had gone when we were packing up! :-) Will be awesome for breeding! Quite tempted to get myself one!
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:19 am

Just looking for a good looking garden phase, the other ones are a bit too expensive for a student such as me.
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby brentton kyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:22 am

@strictly, haha ofcorse u are;) I'll take that as confirmation to put u on the list?,, @chey, let me know if u keen for a baby:),,,, @ shadow, where about are u based? I'm in durban
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby Strictly_Snakes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:27 am

@Brentton... my conformation should have been me saying so at the show :) lol... did you get my email with the caresheets etc??

@shadow, I know how it feels to be working on a student budget, one nice thing about amazons, even if you buy a pair of gardens, you can stand a chance to produce coloureded amazons (though the chances are small, it is still possiable)
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:41 am

@brentton, I'm in George. I wont be buying at the moment though. The cage has to be built first and all the equipment has to be bought, so still a long way away.
@Strictly Snakes, yeah money is always seeming to dissapear too quickly. I will probably first get a male and then next year get myself a nice female after saving some money.
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:49 am

Brentton, how far along is your female? Post some pics when the babies hatch!
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby brentton kyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:53 am

@ strictly, Haha well ok then;) u are officially on the list,,, I actually forgot completely about that email hahaha I'll check it tonight when I get home from work, @ shadow, that cul not a prob,, I posted a couple pics of my female a few days ago, go hav a look:),,, she's about 4 and a half months hey, so should be expecting babies in the next month or so,,,and also they giv live birth;) jus some extra info for u
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Re: Some Amazon Tree Boa questions

Postby Strictly_Snakes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:01 am

Next month.. Im guessing late March... thats generally when my females drop...

@shadowfoot... what style of caging are you looking at? just keep this in mind, Glass cages disapate the heat a lot fatser than that of wooden cages, but wooden cages battle with humidity, my suggestion is find out how the are done with other breeders and try use those concepts to incorporate into your cage design
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