Skaapie and Telescopus

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Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby GCol » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:49 pm

A young Tiger I bred last year. They looking good I reckon.
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This Skaapsteker is new, I have never kept them before but I am quite excited about breeding next year, I just need a male.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby wadekilian » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:50 pm

That Skaapsteker is a beaute. What are they feeding on?
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby krah » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 pm

the tiger is beautiful. would lov to have one, unfortunately permits are required in my province.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby GCol » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks guys

They both on mouse fuzzies at the moment, and they eating like champs.

@krah, why don't you get permits? The effort will be worth it, trust me.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby Rox6or » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:11 pm

Awesome I love the tiger and would love to own some of them, if you can maybe help, how do I get a permit for gauteng for these guys as I have never owned indigenous snakes before?
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby Westley Price » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:50 am

Beautiful snakes man.

It's quite an achievement to raise your own CB Telescopus so well done.

Good luck breeding the Skaapie!
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Postby reptile » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:29 am

Awsome snakes, and effort. Tiger snakes are my favorite, would do anything to get my hands on one. Is the Tiger snake T. beetzii?
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby GCol » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Thanks guys, nice too see old topics brought up again.

@Rox6or, I can't really help with the permit thing as I am not sure how the legislation works up there. Here in KZN we still do not require a permit for them.

@reptile, they are Eastern Tiger snakes T.s.semiannulatus. Beetzii i think is a bit difficult to keep, but I have never worked with them so I am not too sure. I have heard many different opinions on husbandry though.

Westley you must see them now. I am busy feeding them up for breeding this year. Will be awesome if they lock up. The skaapie unfortunately rolled shortly after this topic was made. Still have no idea why as she was healthy, alert, and had an amazing appetite. I have not bothered to get anymore since then as I do not know if it was me that did something wrong or not, it would be nice to give them another go though.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby reptile » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:51 pm

Ok, the head just looked similar.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby GCol » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:00 pm

No stress, I havn't seen too many Beetzi around. It would be great if more folks kept them.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby Rox6or » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:34 am

Okay cool no problem, thanks anyway for the trouble.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby GCol » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:53 pm

This is one of the hatchlings from the previous pictures . She clocks in at 74cm roughly.
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Re: Skaapie and Telescopus

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Now that's a good example of an indigenous gem.
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