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Cape Cobra

Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:00 am

Hey all,

I wanted to get info on a tub size for a juvenile Cape Cobra, I did a google search and they say it is 70 liters, and when it is big 180 liters,

Will that be correct?

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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:19 pm

The surface area of the floor is what is important. These are not fish.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Jake's snakes » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:31 pm

At the local zoo I am pretty friendly with the staff [they have a few snakes from me] and when they took me behind the scenes they had there cape and Egyptian cobras in 4 by six by two foot enclosures. Sorry don't know how to convert that to the metric system.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby wadekilian » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:09 pm

1.8m x 1.2m x 60cm.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby kfc223 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:52 pm

I kept my Cape Cobras in 26l addis tubs. The snakes were about 90cm long.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks kfc223, I did my CPB4 application now and will wait untill I can get my baby, I think I will also make use of a 26l tub, I will go and look the weekend for a good one while it is still small yes.

I cant wait anymore, will post pics when I get the snake.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:49 am

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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:02 am

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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:03 am

Sorry about the pure pictures, will take better ones soon.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Chopper 1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Wallas wrote:Hey all,

I wanted to get info on a tub size for a juvenile Cape Cobra, I did a google search and they say it is 70 liters, and when it is big 180 liters,

Will that be correct?

Regards


For the size it is - anything from 50cm x 30cm will be fine and then you can increase as you go along. One of my favourite snakes the capies!! Just watch the bite :shock:
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:32 am

Thanks, I would just like to know what will I do if it gets to 1.5m, I have not seen tubs so big yet. Or is it best to keep it in a wooden cage then?
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:32 pm

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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Wallas » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:33 pm

Another one
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby Savu » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:53 pm

That is a nice looking cape cobra you have there. However I find it a bit worrying for someone to keep a snake in the top 10,maybe even top 5 most venomous snakes in the world,and you ask what should you do if the snake gets to 1.5m. Don't get me wrong,I can't doubt your capabilities in handling as I don't know you,but it just dosnt sound right.
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Re: Cape Cobra

Postby wadekilian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:39 pm

If I understand it properly, he was asking in terms of caging requirements as he hasn't seen tubs big enough for a 1.5m snake.

Look at Big Jim 45L tubs, they are available at most good plastic stores. They're the biggest tubs I've personally seen for sale. I keep my 1.3m Eastern Diamondbacks in them (bare in mind, Cape Cobras are a lot more active than Eastern Diamondbacks). If your snake out grows that, then you should have a look at wooden enclosures.
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