Trimeresurus albolabris. white lipped viper.

Trimeresurus albolabris. white lipped viper.

Postby EkSkynHeilig » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:59 pm

hey guys, i need your help. :roll:
i'm getting a white lipped viper in the following week. :lol:
this isn't my first venomous snake, but it is my first white lipped viper.
if you own one, or know anything about their behaviour, please help me.
feel free to post pics of your's. and let me know anything you think is important to know about this beautiful snake!
thank you so much!!
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Postby Serpy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:01 pm

There should be some topics on this animal already which would answer all your questions, use the search function.:)
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Postby EkSkynHeilig » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:36 pm

thanx serpy, i'll do that
GOSH, I'M SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!
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Postby Serpy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:47 pm

They're a very nice species, with a bit or patience and effort they make great additions to a collection.
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Postby EkSkynHeilig » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:08 pm

what exactly are/is the consequences of a bite of this snake? (SORRY BOUT BAD ENGLISH, I'm AFRIKAANS.)
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Postby steve » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:14 am

Hi there, well iv been keeping a breeding white-lips for about 8 or 9years +- now I think, so I know a fair amount about there care/husbandry.
There is also a really nice article on them at the moment in the new ultimate exotic magazine, which should get you up to speed.
a bite is said to be mild :shock: however I find this statement a bit over an under exaggeration, this is a venomous pit viper after all, and the reason why I think people take the bite so lightly is because I don’t think there is anyone who has actually taken a full on bite from an adult specimen in S.A, well at least I haven’t heard of any, and to ad to that I haven’t heard or read any real facts on the bite from this animal in general, so there aint many people around who can give you a solid answer on that . So PLEASE don’t believe what you here and practice allot of caution when handling your animal, whether it be a black mamba, or a white lip, it doesn’t change the fact that this animals has venom for a reason, to kill and to defend. Id say the bite is naaaassty to say the least! And don’t ever under estimate the power of venom.
BV has a post up at the moment of what a tiny neonate horned adder can do, which is also said to have mild venom, lemme tell you it doesn’t look fun.
Otherwise congrats I have no dought in my mind at all that you will love your white-lips to bits, mine are great!
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Postby Anco » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:23 am

I agree with Steve. Mild is a very relative term. A red lip herald and a night adder are both said to have mild venom, but the bites and symptoms differ immensely (sp?).

Always be carefull when handling them. The bite won't kill you, but you'll have something to tell your friends for a long time to come
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Postby froot » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:24 am

Here is one account of a whitelip bite.
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Postby steve » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:27 am

btw it longer falls under trimeresurus, it now falls under Cryptolytrops. I stand for correction.
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Postby Serpy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:36 am

You're correct steve, i agree with steve on the bite not being mild if it was a mild bite they wouldn't produce an antivenom for it..
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Postby Q Ball » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:34 pm

Make sure the animal eats pinks before you take it. If possible, ask to see it eat before taking it. You can always go back in a week and fetch it then. Trust me, you do not want to battle with one that has not converted to pinks yet.

They are absolutely awesome man, congrats :cool:
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Postby Serpy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:17 pm

Yeah it sucks a bit if they don't eat pinks already, but even if it doesn't, with a bit of patience and dedication they'll take pinks.
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Postby EkSkynHeilig » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:57 pm

STEVE SAID:
There is also a really nice article on them at the moment in the new ultimate exotic magazine, which should get you up to speed.


where can i get this magazines??
thanx
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Postby Serpy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:10 pm

Most good pet shops will have em.:)
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Postby EkSkynHeilig » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:25 pm

what can you guys tell me bout the heating, feeding, setup etc of this snake? please
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