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Old 12-03-19, 06:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anaconda water issue

Hello everyone,

I bought an Eunectes Murinus (green anaconda) a few days ago at a reptile fair. Itís a 2 months old female and I could use some advice on the watering. This species loves water and mine spends her entire day in the water, but the water turns cold really soon so I wanted to know how to fix that issue. I have a regular water bowl where she fits in entirely and can stay underwater. What temperature would you recommend to keep the water at and how can I best achieve this imput. I have both heat lamps and heat mats available. I canít upload photoís from my phone due to the size being too big...
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Old 12-03-19, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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aquarium heater?
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Do not use aquarium heaters in snake watertubs, they get too hot easily, especially if the snake manages to get it out of the water. Also if the snake urinates in the water stuff might corrode. If your ambient temperature is where it should be, the water should not be cooler than it. If you leave a glass of water out long enough, cooler or hotter, eventually it will become room temperature/air temperature, same principle. Proper ambient temperature water is sufficiently heated, provided you do not start with very cold water(starting with luke warm water is easiest). If your ambient temperature is too cold, you might want to fix that, otherwise you need to resort to other means of heating the water, such as a heating cable underneath, but you'll have to protect it well.
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Old 12-03-19, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whats with anacondas and people not doing proper research?? This is the second thread in just a few weeks....

I don't even know where to start. Bringing an anaconda home without knowing how to properly set up an enclosure is a huge problem.
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Alright i will raise the temperature then. Thank you.
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Well this is about a green annie female, I'm praying this person already has a lot of snake experience, just not with semi aquatic species.
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Well this is about a green annie female, I'm praying this person already has a lot of snake experience, just not with semi aquatic species.
Basic enclosure setup questions AFTER the animal arrives are never a good sign.

If PROPER research was done and OP was actually prepared to bring this animal home those questions would have been answered long before bringing a Conda home.

Keeping a Conda is a GIANT responsibility. If somebody is asking basic husbandry questions, they aren't ready for an anaconda.
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Well this is about a green annie female, I'm praying this person already has a lot of snake experience, just not with semi aquatic species.
Actually i have over a 100 pets, including another snake (python regius), chameleons, tortoises, spiders, scorpions etc.
I just have 0 pets like fish and dart frogs and such because i have 0 experience and knowledge of water basins. Thatís why iím here.
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Basic enclosure setup questions AFTER the animal arrives are never a good sign.

If PROPER research was done and OP was actually prepared to bring this animal home those questions would have been answered long before bringing a Conda home.

Keeping a Conda is a GIANT responsibility. If somebody is asking basic husbandry questions, they aren't ready for an anaconda.
Well youíre both right and wrong. I was planning on getting a green anaconda and I was doing my research. I found a contact which sold them and made plans on visiting. However, during the Houten reptile fair, a guy sold them aswell for Ä150 each. My contact sold them for Ä500 each. This fair guy was also from eastern europe so I had one opportunity. My research time was cut short and since I have other reptiles I didnít see much issue. I already had spare terrariums and heat bulbs, warmth mats, water dishes, substrate, frozen pinkies and basically everything ready. All I lacked was (and still is) semi-aquatic experience and knowledge. Thatís why I came here. Thank you.
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Actually i have over a 100 pets, including another snake (python regius), chameleons, tortoises, spiders, scorpions etc.
I just have 0 pets like fish and dart frogs and such because i have 0 experience and knowledge of water basins. That’s why i’m here.
And you're lacking big snake experience, you could have 10000 pets and be unprepared for what you got now! Frozen pinkies??? FOR A GREEN ANACONDA?? Those dont start on pinkies! They start on medium rats, theyre like 60cm long at birth, you can't seriously be feeding those pinkies. Anyone can buy a 100 spiders, tortoises n scorpions and care for them with just reading. It does NOT work like that with green anacondas. Do your helpers have experience? Do.. you Have helpers? With larger snakes you need someone to help you, atleast 1 person per meter of snake past 3m... For green anacondas not just for strength and length, but you do realise a 6m adult can easily weigh over 200kg and it could get .. bigger? Can you even LIFT 200kg? Have ever even tried to get an uncooperative 40kg+ snake out of or into a tub?? Its an experience like no other, a -40kg- python can overpower an adult human if you do stupid things, imagine a 200kg animal that doesn't care about hurting you.. You bought an anaconda, with your ballpython experience! You cant be serious, comparing a ballpython as snake experience for an anaconda is like saying, Sure ill remove your infected gallbladder, after all... I've succesfully stuck a bandaid on my *** just yesterday! How hard can it be?. Do you have a deathwish? Please dont get eaten, they cut into my hobby enough in our country bc of **** like this. What if it has a horrible attitude, like a lot of adult anacondas have (they often change during sexual maturing). You gnna put it on marktplaats like everyone does once they realise what the actual hell they brought into their house? A creature needing a livingroom sized enclosure? Absolutely out of your mind, I hope you're kidding. I hope its not a green but a yellow, and even that doesn't sound like a great idea... this topic is bad for my heart, i spend a few years practising with large boas before I got my first dwarf retic, n then with dwarfs untill i got my first mainland. N you go straight to an anaconda.. the largest snake in the world..
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Well youíre both right and wrong. I was planning on getting a green anaconda and I was doing my research. I found a contact which sold them and made plans on visiting. However, during the Houten reptile fair, a guy sold them aswell for Ä150 each. My contact sold them for Ä500 each. This fair guy was also from eastern europe so I had one opportunity. My research time was cut short and since I have other reptiles I didnít see much issue. I already had spare terrariums and heat bulbs, warmth mats, water dishes, substrate, frozen pinkies and basically everything ready. All I lacked was (and still is) semi-aquatic experience and knowledge. Thatís why I came here. Thank you.
So you made an irresponsible choice to save a few bucks??
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And you're lacking big snake experience, you could have 10000 pets and be unprepared for what you got now! Frozen pinkies??? FOR A GREEN ANACONDA?? Those dont start on pinkies! They start on medium rats, theyre like 60cm long at birth, you can't seriously be feeding those pinkies. Anyone can buy a 100 spiders, tortoises n scorpions and care for them with just reading. It does NOT work like that with green anacondas. Do your helpers have experience? Do.. you Have helpers? With larger snakes you need someone to help you, atleast 1 person per meter of snake past 3m... For green anacondas not just for strength and length, but you do realise a 6m adult can easily weigh over 200kg and it could get .. bigger? Can you even LIFT 200kg? Have ever even tried to get an uncooperative 40kg+ snake out of or into a tub?? Its an experience like no other, a -40kg- python can overpower an adult human if you do stupid things, imagine a 200kg animal that doesn't care about hurting you.. You bought an anaconda, with your ballpython experience! You cant be serious, comparing a ballpython as snake experience for an anaconda is like saying, Sure ill remove your infected gallbladder, after all... I've succesfully stuck a bandaid on my *** just yesterday! How hard can it be?. Do you have a deathwish? Please dont get eaten, they cut into my hobby enough in our country bc of **** like this. What if it has a horrible attitude, like a lot of adult anacondas have (they often change during sexual maturing). You gnna put it on marktplaats like everyone does once they realise what the actual hell they brought into their house? A creature needing a livingroom sized enclosure? Absolutely out of your mind, I hope you're kidding. I hope its not a green but a yellow, and even that doesn't sound like a great idea... this topic is bad for my heart, i spend a few years practising with large boas before I got my first dwarf retic, n then with dwarfs untill i got my first mainland. N you go straight to an anaconda.. the largest snake in the world..
I have mice aswell. The pinkies are for my ballpython. When i bought the anaconda i bought bigger sized frozen mice aswell. I even asked the sellers what size would be best just to be sure i didnt get the wrong ones. My uncle works in diergaarde blijdorp and visites every month a few times to come see my pets and i can always call my friends who also have snakes. i know itís not really the same, but iíve bred (and still am breeding) black widows and the most venomous scorpions. I got over 50 of the most lethal spider and scorpion species, so i know about being careful. Different tube for feeding, big snake tweezers, ive already made plans that my uncle and friends would help me with cleaning etc once my snake reaches a dangerous size. I plan on taking this very serious and have been reading forums and watching youtube vids everyday for months already. Ive also read every careguide i could find on google. I also bought books on caregiving. Im also planning on visiting anaconda breeders to see how they handle adult species. Iím doing everything i can to be the best possible and careful owner. However, i still get your concern
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So you made an irresponsible choice to save a few bucks??
Come on man donít do me like that. I had one small question and it got answered within the day. Now everythingís fine.
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Come on man donít do me like that. I had one small question and it got answered within the day. Now everythingís fine.
Hey, you do you. I just think keeping an anaconda is extremely irresponsible considering you have basically no large snake experience.

Plain and simple, if you're asking basic husbandry questions you're not ready for an animal like a Conda.

Now I see you're feeding a ball python pinkie mice...WAY TOO SMALL. They eat hoppers fresh out of the egg, and only for 3-5 meals and quickly move up to small adult mice. You're not even keeping the "easy" snake properly.
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I've been a volunteer at a reptile zoo for ages, I own adult reticulated pythons and have bred many of them. I like to think I have some idea what I'm talking about when it comes to really large snakes, I love sharing the hobby, but I dislike your diving straight into the deep end whilst missing basic knowledge, and no I dont mean just the water.

You do not need nor should you use a 'feeding tube', (If you mean a seperate tub to feed in by that). A feeding tub isn't even going to work for an anaconda, how will you ever even a sub-abult annie in full feeding frenzy back in their enclosure? Tweezers are fun for now but do not work for very large rabbits, you'll sooner snap a rabbits leg than get a good grip with tweezers. Mice are too small for annies at any age, they should start on rats not mice. As stated above, BP's should not be fed pinkies. Anyway.. Being careful with small venomous animals (who are in their own right very dangerous yes) is in no way the same. In a worst case scenario, you step on it with a heavy proper boot... An anacondas bite will do serious damage yes, but being crushed is bigger and harder to avoid risk. You dont need to be wrapped, they can smush you against a wall... Anyway good you're researching, and that you plan to handle adults with experienced holders too... I hope you get lucky and have the worlds easiest anaconda, for the sake of my damn hobby.
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