Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

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Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby it_bit_me » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:45 pm

Are these snakes still abundant in the hobby. I'm wondering if they are bred allot and how many are sold compared to a few years back.
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Re: Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby nvlooi » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:57 am

I still see alot in captivity and there of plenty breeding going on, but you see to a lesser extend babies for sale.

I think it is more a "swop" snake.
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Re: Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:46 am

Its a shame that no one in South Africa breeds them regularly. When babies are offered, they are probably hatched from the eggs of a wild gravid female.

I know of a few Europeans (Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands) who breed consistently and regularly. Most offer offspring from high yellow adults.
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Re: Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby Dundee@cradleoflife » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:17 am

Yes I've got 3 of them.
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Re: Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby it_bit_me » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:49 pm

I think your right Vlooi. Maybe creatures&critters should get them breeding.

Are most of our babies sold overseas?
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Re: Are Cape cobras still commonly kept?

Postby pinkscales » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:10 pm

I have three two yellows and one pitch black hoping to get a black with yellow speceles and a yellow with black speckles. I like them very unpridictable cobras dont trust them. Im trying to breed them have two of mine with a reptile park on a breeding loan.
Many of our indigenous snakes are sent off for export.
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