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Postby drummer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:36 pm

Is anyone out there breeding tigersnakes? Found a pair on one of the sarca trips 'beetz'. Awesome snakes, and would really like to keep a pair.

There are some really amazing local herps hey.
what the hell is wrong with me?
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Postby snake_freak » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:47 am

I bought a pair from Pietermaritzberg snake park in 1999 for R75 each. Don't know if that's of any use to you?
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Postby Natal Black » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:55 am

Wow , what a bargain! good old days hey ..... Id love to keep a pair aswell , strange that they are not common breeders....hmmmmmm

So how much can we expect to pay for a pair of telescopus semiannulatus?
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Postby snake_freak » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:29 am

Yea the good old days :D. I saw someone was selling some auroras at R800 a pair the other day, 5 or 6 years ago i payed R75 each for some adult auroras and the bred like nothing... i could be rich now :smt012 .
Anyways if that snake park still exists then try them, I had my white lipped tree vipers posted to me in Cape Town by them too, so it's worth a try.
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Postby Natal Black » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:28 am

pitty we havnt had more response to this thread.....Ive learned a lot of people dont breed these because the offspring are a b!tch to keep going thus not easy for making money , and if anyones breeding them .....they will go overseas before we see them as thats where they can make good money , ''sad but true'' .... real pitty as they are one of our finest snakes. I think they are beautifull.
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Postby Natal Black » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:43 am

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Postby snake_freak » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:40 am

Yea hatchlings are to small for pinks and are quite difficult to get them on to. They don't seem to do to well in a plain old tank either. My Telescopus did much better after moving them into a natural set up. My tank was natural sand and gravel, some native leaf litter deep enough to hide under, a decent log, a massive acacia (fever tree) branch, and a bonsai native acacia.

There are heaps of awsome native snakes that should definetly be kept and bred more.
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:08 am

I know of one guy in Amanzimtoti who had quite a few. I think he bred them, but not sure. They are not too easy to keep as they prefer lizards, but you might find one every once in a while eating mice, and those are the ones you should hang onto. lol
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Postby IBsmokin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:00 pm

well I lucked out and had 1 successful hatch out of 5 eggs so far this year.

heres my captive born baby born right here in canada

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Postby Natal Black » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:42 pm

Thats unfortunate man , hope you have better luck next season :) what actually happened to the eggs ? infertile or summing ??

ps .. hows about a foto thats 'IN' focus :)
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:59 pm

I once bred these snakes and when the eggs hatched my Turners gecko climbed in the container and ate up the babies. I suppose he was getting them back for the fact that they eat geckos too.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:58 pm

Thats a nasty thing to happen to you Bushviper!!! Many years ago, I once found a large gravid female near Ellisras which layed 11 eggs and the hatchlings all perished after a while and even refused geckos. I guess it was partly my inexperience and if I knew better I would've attemted to forcefeed them.

Incidently when I got home with this snake she had defecated inside the snake bag. Something shiny caught my eye and I found several remains of different beetles in her feces. Maybe she had eaten a lizard and these were undigested remains in the lizards' gut....but I will never know...maybe she had a taste for invertebrates.
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Postby horridus » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:35 am

My pair of beetzi, right here in USA. Semiannulatus are to follow soon.
As you can see the beetzi are on FT mice!!

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Postby RaD » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:19 pm

I bought a pair from Pietermaritzberg snake park in 1999 for R75 each. Don't know if that's of any use to you?


WHAT???? A snake park in PMB???? Where?!
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