My new addition - atheris ceratophora

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My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Wvipera » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:08 pm

I recently acquired this atheris ceratophora male. One of my favourite atheris species. He is doing great, eaten 2 pinks so far without too much effort.

Here are 2 pics - hope you enjoy

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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby gaboon69 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:14 pm

Wonderful species. Careful of the high fat content in pinks. Congrats
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Postby Eyelash » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:51 pm

WOW snake bud !You got to love these hey...Just look at that face !Hope he does well in the future !
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Urucone » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:09 pm

Nice little usumbara bush viper, I wish I could find a pair one day.
PS - Without loosing a kidney or something.
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Amphibian » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:58 pm

In my opinion these are hands down one of the nicest arboreal Vipers on the planet.
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Archie Bottoms » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:09 pm

A very interesting species.I too would like to have some day
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Wvipera » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:46 pm

Thanks guys, he really is a beauty!

@gaboon69 - he gets fed 1 pink every 14 days or so, along with my other atheris and cerastes vipera. and every now and then they go 3 weeks between meals - just to make sure that the fat levels don't build up too much in the system.

@amphibian - this is my first ceratophora, but i keep other atheris species and have had a fair share of experience keeping finiky snakes like this. And of course done a ton of reading up on them.

So far so good, but the biggest challenge is keeping this guy cool at lower temps!! not really easy in this african heat
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Postby Crested Gecko » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:04 pm

I like the to horns,it makes his more remakble....
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby gaboon69 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:06 pm

Unlike many other reptiles, the big trick with cerats is not to get them feeding. Most animals eat. Keeping it alive over the medium to long term is the art.
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby bradmiller » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:58 am

Was this EkSkynHeilig's snake?
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Wvipera » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:22 am

No its no ekskynheilig's snake. got it from another source
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby bradmiller » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:01 am

Does he have any more?
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Re: My new addition - atheris ceratophora

Postby Archie Bottoms » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:48 am

From what I understand they like it cooler like in the 70s or 20 to 24
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