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Old 06-07-03, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blue Tree Snake??

Hey I was browsing in the member galleries and saw a picture of a "blue tree snake" in Mudboy's gallery... I really like that snake and would like to get one in the future although before I go out and buy one I would like to know more about them and if they are a suitable pet for me..... so here are a few of my questions.
are they really called "blue tree snakes" or is it just a phase from Green tree snakes?? I looked on the net for care sheets on them but didnít find much help...What's their temperament like? Are they hard to keep? What sort of enclosure would it need? humidity? And well pretty much everything else I should know about them...
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Old 06-07-03, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That would most likely be a green tree python... Check out www.chondroweb.com they have some information there!
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Thanks jeff!
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No, It's definately a colubrid. Here is a link to the pic http://www.ssnakess.com/photopost/sh...t=1&thecat=998
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Yes, it isn't a GTP.

Could it be Gonyophis margaritatus, also known as Rainbow Tree Snake? Only problem with that is I believe that Gonyophis margaritatus is native to Indonesia, and I think the "Blue Tree Snake" that mudboy has is from Australia.

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This "Blue" tree snake is a Blue phase of a tree snake. its
known as the common tree snake or (dendrelaphis punctulata). they are not common at all in the Canadian pet trade but, its probably possible to get one. I don't know much about the species, but a lot of arboreal colubrids are rear fanged and have mild venom. they will probably need UV and a warm spot of 25-30 oC and a they are probably lizard feeders. they will need high humidity.

anyways im gonna look into it a little more

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oh lol i didnt see the pic, my bad!
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lol Jeff
Thanks for the info guys! So if it has "mild venom" is it considered a hot? I think i'll have to wait a while before i buy a snake like that one... but she's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice! I'll wait and see how things go and I'll definatly make sure I got all info on them and enough experience with snakes before i get one if i ever do Thanks again.....
If you find care sheets let me know
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It's a rear fanged snake so yes it is but if your worried you could wear heavy work gloves that should protect you from it's fangs.
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What's the latin name for this snake?
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I think JD mentioned it was dendrelaphis punctulata......isn't that the latin name?
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oops my bad. shows i was paying too much attention to the call i was on at work. :P
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It's a rear fanged snake so yes it is but if your worried you could wear heavy work gloves that should protect you from it's fangs.
**Covering eyes and refusing to go into it***
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you should not rely on gloves to protect you. and even though your hands may be safe, your arms are still out in the open. you should use a hook on hot snakes or, tongs (in some cases). I have never used a glove to pick up any kind of hot. I use hooks, I have them on every floor of my house :P.
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Jordan, do you keep hots? You're only 15.

Unless you're refering to your vine snakes...?
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