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Old 02-02-18, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Green tree python vs. Emerald tree boa

So I think I want one of these for my next snake...when and if I get one. Lol So I was wondering which of these is the better snake I've heard that the python is more docile than the emerald tree boa (but then I had always heard that the BRB was evil also and mine is a sweetheart even when she's in shed) how true is that? I'm guessing that the humidity and temperatures and stuff about the same as the BRB so that shouldn't be a problem if that is incorrect please let me know. And would I be able to keep two snakes in one enclosure of different species like a BRB and either the python or the boa not sure if they get along or not or how that would work anyway just food for thought just throwing it out there any information anybody could give me would be great thanks.
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Old 02-02-18, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Green tree python vs. Emerald tree boa

Everything I have read says two snakes in one enclosure is always a risk so I would avoid it.
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Re: Green tree python vs. Emerald tree boa

Even breeders keep their snakes separate “most” of the time though there are some that keep the males and females together long term.

Keep in mind that you might have feeding issues, I.e. competition, so you might have to remove one snake to feed them separately. Also, there will be competition doe basking spots, hide occupation (for terrestrials), etc.

As far as dissimilar species in the same enclosure...I, personally, know of nobody doing that, and I, personally, wouldn’t recommend it.
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Old 02-02-18, 08:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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NO! DEFINITELY do NOT house them together.

There are very few species of snakes which can be housed together, most are solitary animals and housing them together is a HUGE no-no. And I definitely wouldn't house 2 different species together.

It is possible, but highly discouraged unless you have a HUGE enclosure and YEARS of experience with the species you would be cohabbing.

And not sure where you heard BRBs are evil. Maybe nippy as babies, but generally docile as far as snakes go.
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And not sure where you heard BRBs are evil. Maybe nippy as babies, but generally docile as far as snakes go.
I heard this a lot too but mine is a sweetheart and still a youngster.
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I heard this a lot too but mine is a sweetheart and still a youngster.
I've never heard anything other than nippy when young. The juveniles I've handled were varied, some nippy some not. The adults I've handled were all pretty chill.

Since I added my Borneo STP last month a BRB will most likely be my next addition
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Re: Green tree python vs. Emerald tree boa

Ok not housed together...Got it. Lol I knew they would have to be in separate enclosures when they ate but I wasn't sure about the other stuff so that's fine no big deal.
So what about the differences in the snake what one is nicer than the other or are they both nice? Does one generally have a better personality than the other? All the info I can get would be great thank you for all your replies.
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I heard this a lot too but mine is a sweetheart and still a youngster.
Very pretty! Boy or girl?
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Very pretty! Boy or girl?
not sure yet. was too young to be sexed when I bought it. Going to wait a for a bit more growth before trying.
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not sure yet. was too young to be sexed when I bought it. Going to wait a for a bit more growth before trying.
Well he/she is beautiful. ��
Here is my baby girl she is 5 months old.



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[...]So I was wondering which of these is the better snake I've heard that the python is more docile than the emerald tree boa (but then I had always heard that the BRB was evil also and mine is a sweetheart even when she's in shed) how true is that?
I have no personal experience with either emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus) or green tree pythons (Morelia viridis), however I was interested in both species some time ago and a friend of mine kept both of them, so I did ask him a lot of questions.

Both species are nocturnal (active at night), during daytime they rely on their camouflage coloration and will not move unless you really disturb them (like poking them in an eye). After lights out your Dr. Jekyll will turn into Mr Hyde. From what my friend told me both species will prowl their enclosure during nighttime and he told me he never opened the enclosure if he didn’t have to. These guys will lunge out for probably halve their body length (and thanks to their heat pits they can “see” you very good) and the teeth in the front of their mouth are really long. Some years ago I asked a keeper of Morelia viridis if a leather welding glove would protect you against a bite from an adult, he only laughed and told me it would not be enough but to wear the glove anyway, the blood from the bite wound would stay within the glove and wouldn’t soil the carpet…

So in my opinion both of these snakes are strictly display snakes, nothing to play with. Trying to “tame” them through frequent handling will most likely result in a stressed snake and a lot of bite marks.
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I totally get your fascination with either of those snakes! I love arboreal snakes and ETBs are my preference if I ever get one. That being said, as Roman stated, both Green Tree Pythons and Emerald Tree Boas are nearly impossible to tame to a snake that can be handled no matter how frequently you handle them. Some people state that they tamed their ETBs and I believe them, but I have never seen it done in person and bet that many more factors than simply frequent handling went into taming the snakes. Arboreal snakes in general tend to bite first and ask questions later and the ones I have seen in person have always been tempermental at best!

They are both beautiful snakes that I would love to have, but my friends that have them keep them as display snakes only and quite honestly, they dread going into the enclosure just to clean it. That's not to say they aren't enjoyable snakes to keep, but if you are getting them with the expectation that you are one day going to tame it down and be able to handle it, they might not be the best snakes for you.
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Re: Green tree python vs. Emerald tree boa

Two words...carpet python .

j/k GTPs and ETBs are both stunning snakes. Either one would be a great addition.
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I have no personal experience with either emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus) or green tree pythons (Morelia viridis), however I was interested in both species some time ago and a friend of mine kept both of them, so I did ask him a lot of questions.

Both species are nocturnal (active at night), during daytime they rely on their camouflage coloration and will not move unless you really disturb them (like poking them in an eye). After lights out your Dr. Jekyll will turn into Mr Hyde. From what my friend told me both species will prowl their enclosure during nighttime and he told me he never opened the enclosure if he didn’t have to. These guys will lunge out for probably halve their body length (and thanks to their heat pits they can “see” you very good) and the teeth in the front of their mouth are really long. Some years ago I asked a keeper of Morelia viridis if a leather welding glove would protect you against a bite from an adult, he only laughed and told me it would not be enough but to wear the glove anyway, the blood from the bite wound would stay within the glove and wouldn’t soil the carpet…

So in my opinion both of these snakes are strictly display snakes, nothing to play with. Trying to “tame” them through frequent handling will most likely result in a stressed snake and a lot of bite marks.
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I totally get your fascination with either of those snakes! I love arboreal snakes and ETBs are my preference if I ever get one. That being said, as Roman stated, both Green Tree Pythons and Emerald Tree Boas are nearly impossible to tame to a snake that can be handled no matter how frequently you handle them. Some people state that they tamed their ETBs and I believe them, but I have never seen it done in person and bet that many more factors than simply frequent handling went into taming the snakes. Arboreal snakes in general tend to bite first and ask questions later and the ones I have seen in person have always been tempermental at best!

They are both beautiful snakes that I would love to have, but my friends that have them keep them as display snakes only and quite honestly, they dread going into the enclosure just to clean it. That's not to say they aren't enjoyable snakes to keep, but if you are getting them with the expectation that you are one day going to tame it down and be able to handle it, they might not be the best snakes for you.
Thank you so much that is what I wanted to know I love those snakes they are so beautiful both of them but I want to be able to handle my snakes and not worry about cleaning and what not. 😥
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