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Old 02-17-04, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Favourite Arboreal Snake?

Well, I'm in the midst of designing my new enclosures with my aunt (I'm carpentry idiotic). And since I'm already thinking of getting a Cham, I'm thinking, to make my setup look even, have two arboreal enclosures, one on each side.

Problem is, I'm arboreal snake idiotic as well as carpentry idiotic. I'm not even sure what kind of arboreal snake I'd want.

My general specifications are:
-I generally prefer Boids to Colubrids
-I prefer handlability (even though GTP's are looking very intriguing)
-I have no color preference
-For size, anything that eats mice or rats is fine. Nothing that needs something larger than jumbo rats.

I'm open to all suggestions. Every suggestion I get I'll be looking at care sheets, etc. Even if you have a colubrid in mind, I just said that I GENERALLY prefer boids. Some colubrids are very awesome.

So yeah, suggest away

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Old 02-17-04, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Black snakes and coach whips, tho i have not caught the later
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Any carpet python should be good id say. A snake that can be handled easily, loves to get out and climb. Eats nothing bigger than rats when full grown. That would be my choice. They are great looking snakes that are a great show piece too.
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My own personal favorite would have to be a Basin ETB... but that may not fit your needs.
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Only thing that I can think of that fits your description totally would be a carpet python. ATB's and ETB's are handleable, but only if you buy them as a CB well started baby and handle them often...

I would have to say my favorite aboreal snake specie would be the rhino rats.
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Old 02-17-04, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think that is a choice that you need to make, not the people. Find good care sheets and go from there.
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I wouldn't suggest keeping my favourite tree snakes as they are venomous.

Buy, borrow or steal some books on tree snakes.
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Haha Lisa, you're great Although I DO hate that pet store in this town lol

To be honest, so far the two I've been looking at the most were Carpet's and also Rough Green Snakes.

I just enjoy hearing other people's opinions because they bring up herps that maybe I haven't thought of

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I'm no expert on rough green snakes but everyone I know that has kept them says they aren't easy to keep. they're insectivores and require UV light.
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Yeah that's fine, so are Chameleons and I'm getting a Cham
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You pretty much described a carpet python.

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Bah, arboreal colubrids rock a lot more than arboreal boids (quiet Corallus/Morelia fans) b/c your variety is so much more, but if you must, an ATB would be the best in arboreal boids, and YES they can be tame. Start with a baby, but really, even w/c's can be tame, I'm not saying TAMED, but tame.
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Knowing me, I can only suggest a colubrid. Here's a few I think would be great for an arboreal display cage. Gonyosomas, vine snakes, P. obsoletus, E. prasinas, rhino rats, rough greens (!), flying snakes...that's all I can think of for now. I'm sure there are some more.
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vines.. no question there.
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probably any atheris spp.....amazing snakes!

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