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Posted by Pierson on December 10, 2002 at 21:43:29:

In Reply to: western coach whip posted by solfugid on December 09, 2002 at 17:00:14:

Coachwhips need:

1) Very large cage with lots of floor space. I'd build a 6'x 4' x 2' cage for an adult.

2)A basking area in the upper 80's to low 90's for at least 4 hours a day. This is best accomplished with dome lights and 60-100 watt heat bulbs. 12 hour full spectrum lighting couldn't be a bad idea if you want to go all out.

3) A cool area of the cage in the 70's. Also provide a large waterbowl.

4) LOTS OF HIDING SPOTS. Coacwhips are VERY nervous animals and will need to be able to hide when they want. Put hides on both the warm and cool sides of the cage. You can use commercial plastic hide boxes or something of your own design. Just make it heavy or it will get tossed around the cage.

5) Feed small meals frequently. Try live mice if it will take them. If not, try lizards but these will invariably parasatize your snake.

That's about all I can think of at the moment. Good luck.




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