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Re: Is there a type of tree boa that is less prone to biting?


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Posted by ls1grrrl on February 14, 2003 at 16:05:42:

In Reply to: Is there a type of tree boa that is less prone to biting? posted by djairam on February 13, 2003 at 14:24:56:

Amazon Basin ETBs are known to be fairly docile. We've got one and she's only touchy when she's in hunt-mode. She goes into hunt mode when it gets dark, so we just don't bother her when its dark. Otherwise, she's very handleable. The only time she tried to bite anyone when not "hunting" was when she was being probed, which I completely don't blame her for.

That being said, we don't handle her like we do our RTBs and BRBs. We only handle her for short periods, every few days and we always give her a little more time after feeding before handling. We do these things to avoid causing undue stress because Emeralds are more prone to stress related illnesses, the most common and disturbing of which is "Emerald Regurgitation Syndrome". So far, our girl is healthy, growing, eating, pooping and as happy as a captive snake can be.


Regards,
Heather


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