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Considering a Green Tree...


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Posted by MooseMonitor on January 21, 2003 at 21:45:45:

Hi,
I've been considering adding a green tree python to my Herp family,
but want to be sure I am adding the right creature for my home and lifestyle.
I am prepared to build the proper enclosure in our Reptile devoted room,
so the enclosure is not a problem, the problem lies in I know only
a little about the Green Tree's and would like to know more.

I'd like to know about personality, Agressiveness, Trainability, and Feeding Habits.
I understand that they are known to be "nippy" but I wonder if this is true
aggressive behavior or just instictive and can be calmed with good handeling and care.
I also am not sure about the proper tempature for them. I understand they need humidity,
I hear "High" but what humidity is high? I currently keep my reptile room between 85
and 96 degrees, and I usually keep humidity 30-40. I can increase the humidity inside the
snakes enclosure without a problem, but would like an actual Number to aim for.

I'd also like to know, proper cage sizing (Im thinking of building my next snake enclosure on the lines of
8 foot high, by 4x4... I know, I have a lot of room). Should Green Trees be kept seperate if NOT breeding?
Can they live communally? Any live plants that do well with them? So far all I've heard is that live plants
will not do well with them because they are too rough on them. Also, whats the best age/size to get my first
one? Mind you, I'm very experienced with snakes and herps in general, but I want to be sure I do the best thing
for any new creature.

Thanks in advance,

Mike (MooseMonitor)


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