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Posted by FRAN on February 12, 2003 at 01:14:15:
In Reply to: Satiny Parrot Snakes posted by Conrad on February 11, 2003 at 19:23:58:
I responded on the new forum but perhaps it was changed back before you saw it. I cannot remember if you were seeking if they were rear fanged or not, however, parrot snakes have been misidentified in some books as being rear fanged, so if you check yours you will not find any. If I recall correctly, they had been identified as rear fanged because their saliva is perhaps toxic or has bacteria as a result of the frogs they eat in the wild. Regardless, they are a flighty snake and I do not believe anyone breeds them as they are also available as imports at lower prices. Being so flighty may make them a chancy and difficult animal to breed, but if interested in breeding them, you should attempt to provide them a very spacious naturalistic cage with all sides covered with something so they cannot see you and be disturbed or stressed. A small hole can allow you to peek in. Create a wet and dry season, and the wet season consisting of misting or drip system for a couple weeks on a daily basis for a few hours and then introduce the male to the female's cage. Although they are inexpensive and not seemingly sought after, I personally think they are quite unique with their gaping mouth displays and unique colors. I had an amazon parrot before that was a beautiful animal and now have a Mexican which is taking anoles from my fingers. Good luck trying to breed them and post if you are successful.