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Posted by conservationist on May 12, 2003 at 20:01:22:
In Reply to: I need a couple more opinions posted by AJD on May 11, 2003 at 23:03:48:
If you absolutely have to have a viper (or pit viper), I'll just repeat what others have said. Go with a copperhead. You should be able to find babies for around $10-$15 at some of the venomous shows, adults for $25-$35. You can also get cottonmouths for around the same price, but a bite from one of them is highly necrotic.
But i'll also repeat what I've said. I'd start with a less toxic rear-fanged snake, like a false water cobra, or some of the CB cat snakes. Even a madagascar giant blonde hognose snake would work. Stay away from most of the vinesnakes, as they're lizard specialists (For the most part).
Hope this helps
:Are there any good biginner vipers out there?