Beetz tiger snake

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Beetz tiger snake

Postby Serpy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:08 pm

Hey all, anybody out there with beetz tiger snakes? I have a single male and am looking for a female, even just one for my male to mate with.
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Postby froot » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:23 pm

You need to add your location to your profile, that will help everyone and maybe you'll have a better response ;)
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Postby Serpy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:07 pm

Oh yeah, didn't put a location cause i was in the process of moving. I'm now currently located in pta.

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Postby Rob » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:04 pm

How long you had your Beetzi and what you feeding him?
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Postby Serpy » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:47 pm

I've had him for a few months now, he's eating live fuzzy's.
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Postby Serpy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:59 pm

My beetz got his way today and managed to get hold of my finger. Not too bad or too pleasant for that matter. The bite obviously was not to sore but i did start to get mild stomach cramps.
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Postby Mitton » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:25 pm

That's not good, is he an agro snake or was it just by chance that it bit you?
I been wanting to ask, do you maybe have a pic of your Tiger snake you can post for us?
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Postby Nasicornis » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:29 pm

I was under the impression that Telescopus sp all tend to be agro by nature.
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Postby Rob » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:36 pm

I've never seen an aggressive beetzi.
Easterns aren't too bad either but most I've had do bite if you hold them. They act calm til you look away, then arch the neck and open the mouth. Never caught me but tried all the time.
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Postby Serpy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:54 pm

Yes i'll post a pic for you guys as soon as i can figure out how. Lol.:) he's not too agro but he has his moments. I was picking up to put him back into the rack when he turned and nailed me. He had another go at me again about an hour later but i anticipated it this time i've become a touch wiser to his antics.:)
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:19 pm

Serpy, how did you get him onto fuzzy mice?

I have had this happen with several T. beetzi over the years but it always took training with gecko scented rodent first, then gradually decreasing the scent until the snake eats unscented rodent.

With this method, although they do well, I have never had a T. beetzi alive longer than 3 years. I think this is because a rodent diet is not natural and can strain the liver or something.

I have 2 male T. beetzi at the moment that I feed them frozen/thawed Hemidactylus gecko's and they are thriving but time will tell.
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Postby armata » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:24 pm

I think with beetzi like the dwarf adders; once a month on fuzzies.
I have not found them aggressive; a bite os one thing; just don't let them have time to chew.
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Postby Serpy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:26 pm

He started taking voluntarily but he tends to play with it for a while till he figures out that it's edible then eats it. I also feed him the odd gecko and skink every now and then.
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Postby Serpy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:31 pm

Armata, what have experienced after having one have a bit of a chew on you?
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Postby armata » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:25 pm

It was an eastern tiger actually; had a good chew for about 10 seconds; some swelling, but just local symptoms. Treat all rear-fanged with caution as a matter of course.
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