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Old 10-12-17, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

BOIGA NIGRICEPS or any Boiga, specifically. Or lyres.

Either way, what do you keep/ breed? What would you recommend? I'm not a first time keeper and have had a Mangrove, two king snakes, and other reptiles in the past (10+ years)

I am looking into getting a Boiga nigriceps or Boiga cynodon, perhaps a pair of one or the other. But I'm not finding a ton of info for how they keep in captivity. I'm finding they both require vertical rather than wide enclosures, and a lot of humidity. I'm just looking for any feedback or alternate recommendations.

PS: I've wanted a Trimorphodon for years, but cannot find them for purchase.
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Old 10-12-17, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

None of the Boiga sp are particularly good starter snakes.. if anything then likely a B. cyanea of ~1+ year would be best. They need both vertical and horizontal space, not just vertical, that's just the general interpretation of most people who read "arboreal".

I'm also looking into Boiga and a few other rear fanged species to keep, but at this moment the Boiga's take the last spot on the list because of the care required and what they return..

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- it is not a species that you can "wait out" when they refuse to feed, especially youngsters
- they may need specialist diets, all rodent isn't a good choice (too much fat for them), which may be hard to come by or expensive
- they stress really easy
- they generally have an ******* disposition
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Re: Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

I have been trying to get my hands on a pair of cb dendrophilia for a couple of years now. I have missed them by hours, been on waiting lists only to have the breeder sell off his breeders etc.
From what I have seen and read the cb babies are pretty easy to take care of and do fine on rodents. The babies sell for 300-350 each and go quickly.
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Old 10-12-17, 11:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

Anyway, if you're serious into getting Boiga, then there's a FB group specialized in the species and they often have them for sale (CBB) in US.

Expensive snakes though.

Send me a PM if you want a link to the group, they also have husbandry information.
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Re: Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

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I have been trying to get my hands on a pair of cb dendrophilia for a couple of years now. I have missed them by hours, been on waiting lists only to have the breeder sell off his breeders etc.
From what I have seen and read the cb babies are pretty easy to take care of and do fine on rodents. The babies sell for 300-350 each and go quickly.
Thanks, I appreciate the info
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Old 10-14-17, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Does anybody keep/breed rear fanged species?

I have kept and bred quite a few rear fang species. They are many great snakes in this category and a couple that can kill you dead. You will get bitten, if not by the adult but by hatchlings once you start breeding them. I've never had any issue but some people can have reactions like itching, swelling, etc. If you are an extremely anxious or nervous person perhaps something to avoid so you don't have a panic attack. With adults of quite a few species you might get burning, pain, and swelling all the way up the arm. Again, this is not much of a real issue but if you're nervous and this is going to freak you out, then perhaps best avoided or treat them just as though they were a front fanged venomous snake and avoid all bites. I keep snakes for fun, and I will not keep any that have caused deaths (however rare those are) because to me it is just not fun if I have to worry about falling over dead. A swollen arm, ehhh, I can live with that. As far as I can tell the overwhelming majority cannot produce any serious symptoms in humans and 9 times out of 10 there are none whatsoever.

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