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Old 08-17-05, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Calabar Burrowing Python (Calabaria Reinhardtii)

We have just aquired a Calabar Burrowing Python (Calabaria reinhardtii). As far as we know this is a fairly rare snake. We have been looking at care sheets and we've tried searching on this forum, but we have not found alot of information. We have her in an enclosure according to the care sheets that we have found on the internet. What we were wondering is if anybody in this forum keeps this species or knows anything about them. We are looking for any information on breeding, feeding, and specific behaviours of this species. Any information would be appreciated.
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Old 08-22-05, 06:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi adam,

i responded to a survey fewmonths back and received a complementary copy of "Python secrets" ebook.They sent Free subscribe newletter to me from www.pythonsecrets.com . in that they are annoucing they are going introduce second volume of python secrets ebook. In that book they say they are talking about all the 19 species of pythons they hv not covered in vol1. ur Calabar python is one of them in 19 pythons. according to me first volume of book appears very good. let me know if u like it .
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Hey Adam. I found this site while surfin sand boas. Not sure if you have checked it out but has some good info on the Calabar burrowing python
http://www.kingsnake.com/sandboa/calabar.html
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Lisa Pawley from the Waterloo Herpetological Society has worked with them.
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I had a female a few years back and she was a real joy. Not the greatest to be handled though that could have been just mine. She was a good eater and stuck with fuzzies (mice )most of her life ( 3 years ) she was about 2 ft long . Certainly liked to hide under and in things and was VERY good at escaping...for weeks at a time sometimes. ( a few locks fixed that problem lol ) . Unfortunately i was only 12 when i had her and knew very little about her despite my readings. ( she was a wild caught ( as most are i understand ) and she died due to parasites ) A lesson learned on my behalf, and im sorry it cost her life. A good, qualified Vet will be able to give you information. And i strongly suggest that you get her checked out, stool sample and all.....as with any other animal. But youre right...not too much is really known about them and not many ppl keep them. I hope that you have a great experience with her and find the information you're seeking

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heres a picture of the girl i had ( Shenzi ) ( artisy pic...only one i had...sorry the colours arent better )

http://www.deviantart.com/view/15735651/

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