T.beetzi - recent addition

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T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby John Rees » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Here is another very special addition thanks to Vuduman! She too is just such a looker and has a nice little temperament - mostly calm but throws in the odd hissy fit with a strike or two! She also eats readily which is an added bonus. Now to find her a man snake!!

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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby Fooble » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:47 pm

Beautiful snake. Lovely specimen too.
What are you feeing her and how often?

i have a nice male such a great species if you can get it right with them.
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby John Rees » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:19 pm

Thanks Fooble.
Up to now I have fed her a couple of small mice and a gecko. Trying to avoid overfeeding and thought I would mix it up a little.
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby Fooble » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:45 pm

What was Ferdo feeding her before?

Just be extremely cautious with mice many die from high fat content in rodents.

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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:14 am

This snake along with the cape coral is two indigenous snakes I would absolutly love to keep! He is beautifull!
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby charl.dbn » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:18 am

Fooble wrote:
Just be extremely cautious with mice many die from high fat content in rodents.

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Was just about to say, be careful. But awesome sakes non the less
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby Durban Keeper » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:36 pm

Very pretty. I've had my hand at keeping this species, longest I managed to keep one alive was two and a half years. Good luck mate, promised myself I won't keep them again. Still have T. Semiannulatus though.
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby TonyK » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:20 pm

Durban Keeper wrote:Very pretty. I've had my hand at keeping this species, longest I managed to keep one alive was two and a half years.

That snake looks like a nice big adult so it must already be a good few years .Do you know how old it is?
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby John Rees » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Thanks for the comments and advice. I noticed from other T.beetzi posts that they seem to be a bit tricky to keep? DK, I think some were your posts and so thanks for the good wishes!

Seems that the feeding with mice, humidity and other issues can result in problems. Avoiding overfeeding / obesity appears to be one of the main challenges? Fooble, he was feeding her on mice before he sold her to me.

TonyK, I am not sure how old she is but she is about 60cm + at the moment. Hopefully I can keep her in good condition and perhaps have her for a few more years. I wonder how long they are recorded as living in captivity?
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Re: T.beetzi - recent addition

Postby Fooble » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:13 pm

John how often is it being fed on mice currently?
I have a male that will not eat pinks even if i try i feed it smalll geckos ( Hemidactylus but mainly Lygodactylus)
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