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Posted by snakeskin on December 29, 2002 at 16:54:46:
In Reply to: I dont post for help much but I need info on Chrysopelea(sp? posted by snakeguy88 on December 28, 2002 at 17:33:02:
:I was looking at a few on the classifieds. Seem pretty, and definitely one of a kind as far as species go. I assume they are arboreal or at least semiarboreal. They are said to be feeding on mice. I have experience with WC chondros so I am wondering just how much worse these could be heh. Anyway, any housing info along with temps and humidity readings would be great. As well, I heard the venom is nothing to worry about, but I just wanted to make sure before I brought it into a house with the family's dogs and my brother and parents(def. not snake people). Well...that is about it. Thanks for any help yall can give. Andy
I've got a chrysopelea currenly in my possession, very nice snakes indeed.
However, when I started keeping this species I had 5 of them... the four that died died from various reasons. 1 unknown, 1 stressed out after forcefeeding a mouse tail, and two dropped dead suddenly after eatig frogs'legs...
The ones i got were very small, and probably wild caught (they were a present by the way, i didn't buy 'em myself)
Once you get them to eat they are very hardy, eating almost every prey item offered.
I keep my snake currently in a Rubbermaid box, (his cage is not finished yet)
Make VERY SURE that the room you are keeping this animal in is COMPLETELY un-escapable. The are incredibily fast, and don't stay on hooks
(they just"fly" off like a non-toxic black mamba on amphetamine...) You wil have to transfer them with your hands, and they bite readily.
I keep the snake about 28 degrees celcius (about 90 Farenheit, and with humidity from 80 to 100 %, the box is filled with sticks and artificial plants. As a hiding place I use 2 PVC pipes, one on the floor of the box, and one in the branches
True, the venom is not that potent, and a bite mostly does not even break the skin, but keep in mind there have been reports of allergic reactions to Chrysopelea bites..
Good luck with the snakes (if you can get them..) and for more info just drop me a mail or post on the forum.