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Posted by Mike M. on December 06, 2002 at 17:19:54:
In Reply to: Re: Bitis peringueyi posted by fmj on December 04, 2002 at 04:41:12:
>>>>They do have a specific dietery requirement and are thus difficult to satisfy if the right food is not obtained. They are desert dwelling snakes that burrow into the loose desert sand and flick their tail to attract other reptiles etc, normally small lizards and geckos.
Actually, they can thrive on a diet of frozen/thawed lab mice. They don't absolutely need to eat lizards to survive in captivity. It's the babies that are a b!tch to feed!