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Old 11-29-18, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How old is your Dasypeltis?

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I have been doing research on the Dasypeltis crew, as I hope to acquire one within the next couple of years. However, the scant research I've found suggests they only live to be around 5 years old? This seems unlikely, so I thought I'd ask around and see how long your snakes have been with ya.


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Old 12-03-18, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How old is your Dasypeltis?

Welcome to the forum!

I'm not exactly sure what specimens are in the Dasypeltis group, as I am a novice, but I do have a species from the Lampropeltis genus. It's a 3-year old gray-banded king named Lincoln. I've had him since June 2015.
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Re: How old is your Dasypeltis?

I have two female African Egg Eaters...one's larger/older than the other and I've only had mine about six months so I can't help you out much with your research.

One thing I will say for sure, is that they are picky eaters and the smaller of the two has been on a 2-3 month hunger strike; so much so, I'm thinking of force feeding her with a syringe & tube once I locate a good source for both.



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Hello all,
I have been doing research on the Dasypeltis crew, as I hope to acquire one within the next couple of years. However, the scant research I've found suggests they only live to be around 5 years old? This seems unlikely, so I thought I'd ask around and see how long your snakes have been with ya.

Thanks!
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One thing I will say for sure, is that they are picky eaters and the smaller of the two has been on a 2-3 month hunger strike; so much so, I'm thinking of force feeding her with a syringe & tube once I locate a good source for both.
I've read that they'll "drink" eggs from a bowl, have you tried that on the picky eater?
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I've read that they'll "drink" eggs from a bowl, have you tried that on the picky eater?
Ewww, that's really gross sounding! XD

Good luck with the snake on the hunger strike, Scubadiver.
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Re: How old is your Dasypeltis?

Not yet, but I'll try that tomorrow night.

I was thinking of asking someone where I can get a syringe/tube combination, or buy both separately, and do some force feeding of a "whisked" egg solution as a last resort.

Does anyone know of any sources for the syringes/tubes?


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Re: How old is your Dasypeltis?

They're a little pricey, but look into a "pinky pump."

https://www.lllreptile.com/products/451-pinky-pump

There's an example and a seller that carries it. I'm sure plenty of others sell them too. The product is more aggressive than you need but it is specifically designed to safely force feed snakes.
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