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B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:35 pm

Hey guys

Well its about time but this weekend I finally got my pair of horned adders.
They are settling in nicely and the male and the female already have their favorite spots in their separate tanks.
The are beauties...... :smt007 The photos' are not that great. My camera sucks :oops:
The tanks.
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The female
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The male
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Hope they make many babies...... :smt005
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Westley Price » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:41 am

Congrats Whitelipp, they are beauties! Your set-up looks very nice too. I'm sure they will be very happy.

Waterbowls?
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:45 am

nice one boet!!! what sand did you use, is that Karoo? And the rocks, where did you get those nice flat slate type rocks??

Sorry for all the questions but I'm setting up a similar tank and just trying to get as many ideas as possible!!
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:27 pm

Thanx guys.Well I do have a waterbowl in each but very small just not to create humidity. The sand I got at the expo from PET MATRIX. Had it in but to much dust.So i cleared out the male's tank and washed the sand.Waiting for it to dry completely before puting it back in.Then the rocks I got on my friends farm close to Roodeplaat dam. Guys at what age would it be possible for the female to be gravid cos she is realy 'fat'.
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:01 pm

Both of them ate yesterday. Refused large pinks so I gave them hoppers and they chowed them quickly.
Now according to the care sheet on the site I will only need to feed them in about 4 weeks time.
This gives there livers and kidneys time to deal with the fat content from rodents am I right?
I just love these snakes they are awesome and the female is permanently pissed.

This answered my question if she could be gravid because a gravid snake will not take food or would they?
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby armata » Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:17 pm

The sand looks quite coarse so should be find, but mine is a little more coarse. Try putting in a branch and a few dead leaves, mine love to climb and hide in the leaves.
One hopper a month should be fine. Later be prepared for them to fast for three months or so. During summer I spray a corner of the cage once a week or so, this seems to make them active and then they literally whizz around the cage, drinking off the walls; but also from the bowl.
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Nitschei » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:02 am

How would you get these on permit in gauteng?
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Badger03 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:51 pm

Awesome snakes Whitelipp.
And your tank is sweet.

Enjoy.
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:07 pm

:lol: Thanx badger. Built the tanks myself

Well the permits are not that hard to get.
You have to be a member of the THA, have done a venomous snake handling,Identification and first aid course.
Then you can submit a application.
It takes 15 working days. But mine took longer.
But its worth it. I would rather do things the right way and have all my ducks in a row :smt020
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby NAJA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:55 pm

Hi There!

who did you get the caudalis from and what price where they if you dont mind me asking
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:57 pm

Well I got them from Creatures and Critters and paid 950 each.
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby NAJA » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Not bad!

Any idea which locality they are from?
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Whitelipp » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:39 pm

The parents were from north-west province.
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby Serpy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:29 pm

That sand looks like perlite?
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Re: B. caudalis finally!!!

Postby nvlooi » Thu May 05, 2011 4:31 pm

I know this is a super old post...

But do you still have these animals, Im interested in how much they've grown in since you got them?

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