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Posted by novasteve67 on April 29, 2003 at 01:40:54:
In Reply to: Another GTP question posted by urbs19 on April 28, 2003 at 22:31:46:
:Ok, what exactly is it like to have a GTP? I mean, they look amazing, but are they easy to handle? I always see pics of them wrapped around a stick, is that because they do not like to be handled or because they look so nice wrapped up ,like that? Are they calm? cranky? relatively easy to care for? I have a ball and a burmese currently and they are great, now i am ready to move up in the snake world. Are there alot of similarities between balls, burmese and GTPs? Such as housing, personality, handling, etc? Thank you for any advice.
GTP's or Chondro's as they're sometimes reffered to are extremely variable some are as calm as a ball python while other can't get close to at all. Generally they are somewhere in between. As a general rule Biak type are more agressive than other types with aru types usually being the most calm. I would reccomend researching alot about the habits and requirements of a gtp before aquiring one I highly recommend www.chondroweb.com and also check out Greg Maxwell's site. He is one of the top gtp breeders in the U.S. and has tons of information on Gtps. Btw my lereh type Gtp who is around 6 months of age does'nt mind being handled as long as I get her out with a snake hook first "VERY gently as when they're under a year old they have very delicate spines and pulling them can cause irreversable damge that won't show up until they are older" Definetly check out chondro web there are alot of experts that frequent that site that can answer any question you can think of.