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Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Apophis, May 29, 2008.
Here's my asian vine snake (Ahaetulla prasina) eating a mouse (!)
Looks satisfied to me! Nice pic!:clap:
very nice pic indeed
Thanks! I'm quite happy with the way it turned out!
Very nice! It brings me back to my Navy days. We went to Singapore and I actually caught one!
How awesome that experience must have been.
Cant they kill you?
Their venom is rather weak.
Ah I see. I know next to nothing on venomous snakes.
Awesome picture and awesome snake! How much do you these usually run for? I may be interested in one in the future.
@ Paul: Over here they go for anything in between €15 and €65 (say $25-$100) for wildcaughts. CB are VERY rare, and I have no idea how much they go for. Be prepared though, these guys are near impossible to get to eat mice. Normally they only take lizzards. I'm just very lucky with the girl I have.
@Noexcuse4you: Nice specimen! Looks like that one is slighly bigger then mine.
There's nothing better than a vine snake that will take rodents!
Wowowow...that is just amazing.
Anyone have any luck with breeding yet? This gives hope that CB will not be so tough to deal with.
How hard was it to get him eating rodents?
It took a while of forcefeeding F/T pinkies. after about 2 months or so I decided to try a live fuzzy mouse, which she ate after about an hour. since then she eats fuzzies/hoppers every time!
very impressive gettin ahaetulla to eat mice! congrats!
i m just wondering wat is the long term effects if u alter a snake's eating habbit?
eg. king cobra on rats, vine snakes on mice
Well, reading around it seems theirs been a few CB successes(Dallas zoo). Anyone have any info on success themselves? I infer the snakes are livebearers.
I dont know about vine snakes, but if you change eating habits of most Boiga(normally eat birds) and try to breed them, the excess calcium from the rodent bones cause the shells of their eggs to become extremely hard and the babies cant hatch out. But Boiga eat birds and vine snakes eat lizards so maybe no problem with vine snake eggs?
Ahaetulla are ovoviviparous.