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Posted by Chance on August 13, 2002 at 10:58:15:
In Reply to: O yea is vine snake good for 13 year olds? np posted by UltAnoleMan on August 12, 2002 at 17:20:28:
The 13 year old in your question has been dealing with snakes for a little while. Vines aren't known to be incredibly dangerous animals, though they are very agile arboreal snakes, so handling a pissy one could be kind of precarious. Their venom is outstandingly powerful (or so we think....for now) for a rear-fang. But they can be specialist eaters (as in the case of A. prasina, which usually only eats anoles or geckos) which can become very expensive very quickly if you don't have the proper resources, and they can require very specific cages (heat, humidity, etc) especially if they are w.c. adults. Sometimes these animals will just not do well at all in captivity. But if you just really want one, Glades her (gherp.com) usually always has A. prasinas. The Central and South American vines, the ones that are usually the only ones that'll eat rodents, are a little tougher to come by. However, try a search on Yahoo or Google or something for "Oxybelis for sale" or something similar. Hope this helped.