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Posted by Leila3478 on May 04, 2003 at 13:32:49:
A couple of weeks ago at a reptile show I purchased what was supposedly a captive born Asian Vine Snake. I had been in love with the species for a while, but I didn't expect to run into any and I was concerned about what I'd read about their nasty temperment.
The snake at the show was very docile and comfortable being handled, and the price was really low, I happened to have the perfect enclosure for him at home given to me by a friend who had no more use for it, so it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.
The first week I had him he fed on a gecko as soon as I offered it to him, and he deffecated shortly afterwards, no sign of parasites. Last week when I offered him food he didn't take, and this week he didn't either. His throat looks a little swollen, and his scales seem to be darker and much more pronounced.
Now, it occured to me he might be about to shed and that could be all it is, but I wondered if anyone else had an opinion? I've noticed care information about these guys is hard to come by, so any tips or suggestions would be great.
For those of you who keep these guys successfully, what temp and humidity percentage do you keep them at? What kind of feeding schedule are they on? Do you handle them a lot? Etc, etc. Like I said, any information would be great.