Couple pics of my skaapstekers.

South African snakes with venoms that are not considered to be medically important.

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Re: Couple pics of my skaapstekers.

Postby Mehelya » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:54 am

Jamster, lovely looking Skaapies! Just a few Qs...

How do they react to being in captivity? Are they active, inquisitive, or secretive?
How do they react to regular handling, or human interaction.

One of SA's more colorful, and yet underrated, species. Wish you luck on the breeding and raising! Definitely on my wish list.
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Re: Couple pics of my skaapstekers.

Postby Jamster » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:58 pm

Howsit Rian,

Funnily enough they are active, inquisitive and secretive!

When I turn the day glow bulb on they come out and bask and become very active. They are secretive most of the time and hide when disturbed but as soon as they get the scent of mouse they become very very inquisitive and rather nippy!

I dont handle them often but they are rather wriggly and calm down after a little handling.
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Re: Couple pics of my skaapstekers.

Postby Savu » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:18 pm

I understand what you mean,and you make a valid point about feeding the hatchlings. Times change,for example i used to keep nightadders and redlips. On a rainy summers evening i would cruise the streets and find plenty little toads and frogs. Today,its a different story,and i would battle to find food on a regular basis for them.
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