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Getting a Gonyosoma. Need some advice.


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Posted by Francis Tan on May 08, 2003 at 01:26:32:

In Reply to: Getting a Gonyosoma. Need some advice. posted by Dmitri1979 on May 07, 2003 at 17:00:56:

Hi Dimitri,

This is a tropical arboreal specie so height is more important than floor length. Provide it with a water dish deep enough to soak in. They love it! I also provide a hide in the form of a flower pot set on the ground. Being shy, they will use it frequently.

Personally, I've found their feeding responses to be very strong and will eat birds, mice, gerbils, etc. However, they won't touch lizards. Get captive-bred if you can.

Although very defensive, given ample free-handling, they can be accustomised to human interaction. Great snakes. I love them.

Good luck!

Francis
:I'm buying a Asian red-tail green ratsnake (Gonyosoma Oxycephalum) this weekend. I want to get his tank setup and the husbandry right. Unfortunately, there's not too much literature out there about this snake's husbandry. I've read as much as I can (both on the web and off) about this snake, but simply wanted to know, from guys who have this snake or have had it, what type of conditions you keep them in.

:Thanks in advance,
:Dimitri





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