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Bitis cornuta

Postby Rob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:18 am

Male

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Other male

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Female

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The males are 40cm and 43cm and the female around 60cm. All take live or dead prey.

Marco and Phobos, no comments on my setup please. ;)
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Postby Rob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:20 am

Credit again to Craig for pics
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Postby Horned Adder » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:59 am

Hello Mate

Absolutely stunning animals.....love them ! :cool: I wouldn't dare to say something against your setup ......hehe lol :lol:

It's cool, can't wait until my springbok animals are as big as yours.....but have to wait for that at least 3-4 years or so :oops: But hey, it's also cool to see them grow at home.

Cheers, more pics please ;)

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Postby Rob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:48 am

Thanks Marco

Yes I'm very happy with them. They doing so well.

I also like to raise my snakes from young, in fact I much prefer that. The wait for breeding is tough but the joy of watching the baby grow to that size is awesome.
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Postby Rob » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:26 am

Ok here's a couple more, in the same order.

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Male

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Female

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Thanx Rob....

Postby Horned Adder » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:57 am

Absolute amazing animals....love them. When I see them, I would definitely love to get some more speciemens of that local morph, but this is not that easy in snowy Switzerland ;)

Will post some pics of my babies, if it is allowed, later that day...

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Postby Mongoose » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:41 pm

Those are really amazing, like them very much!
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Postby Rob » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:08 pm

Marco - I tried the method of injecting prey with water before feeding. Works quite well. I only filled up 1ml but in a small mouse that's a lot of water.

Was the first time I'd given them dead prey so it was nice to know I had the option.

Thanks for the comments. I think my female is blushing.
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Postby Horned Adder » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:41 pm

That's good news.....I am very sure you will see that your snakes feel better with the time, as soon as you start to feed mice mice ''with some extra water'' ;) From my experience it makes a very very big differencem espacially with savannah, desert and/or karoo species.

Today my 1.1 Bitis cornuta (Springbok) startet to feed on their own, they accepted their first pinky a few minutes ago, after some weeks of being force feed using the stomach tube.....as you can see, it works, it's safe and also extremely important, I have never had any additional losses since I use this method.

Today's a good day... :cool:

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Postby Rob » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:35 am

Very nice. Its great to see these methods doing their job. That's fantastic.
When you received them were they big enough to eat a pinky or not? Were they just being fussy?
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Postby Horned Adder » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:30 am

Thanks man.... ;)

They where probably big enough, but are cb'06 from SA - so the tripp from there to europe was probably a little bit too much for them :roll:

So I have had to push them :cool: But now everything's fine......and I am very happy that both are eating and growing.

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Postby Rob » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:35 pm

Can we get some pics? I'd love to see them.
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Here are the pics for Rob:

Postby Horned Adder » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:02 pm

Hope you guys like them.... :cool:

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These little cuties (1.1) are CB'2006 Babies.

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Postby Rob » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:41 am

Wow! Those are gorgeous. And you think mine are pretty?

Those are stunning babies. Very impressed! *puts on impressed face*
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Postby Horned Adder » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:01 am

Hi my friend

Thanks for the compliments ;) but don't forget mines are babies, they will change their coloration within the next 1-2 years. So they can get very very ugly, or they can become even more colorful - we will se what happens. But usually the change not too much, think and hope they still will be real beauties even in 2 years or so........but let's wait and see :cool:


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BTW: Yepp, I still think your cornutas are real ''burners'', they are HOT :-)
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