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PostSubject: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:06 am


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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:46 am

Awwww, he/she's not doing anything wrong!

Beautiful specimen.
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:59 am

dont know the sex, and its a long story as to how I aquired this animal, but all I can say is its one angry snake, and the problem is, its not eating so I am having to force feed it.
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:35 am

Colourful purps I tell you lol Smile Prettier but the same attitude!

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Have you tried live feeding or pre-kills yet?

If not, then I would.....I don't generally feel it is nesecary to force feed a snake if you can get ahold of live for the time being. (Just my thoughts)
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:16 am

I onyl feed pre killed food, I basically assist with its feeding, as it will go for the pink, but never holds on, I have tried all the tricks in the book, I am sure when its older it will be able to feed on its own.
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 am

Try live.

Force feeding is pretty over the top unless you are certain the animal will not take live, and how can you be certain when you've never seen the snake do it?
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:39 am

I will try live pinks, but the problem still remains that it will take the pink, and inject its venom, and then just drop it, it never eats what I give it unlike my whitlips.
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:20 am

Its a common problem with neonate crypteltyrops.

When we have babies I generally forcefeed until they take food on their own.

But it gets a bit tricky after a while so this is what I would do.

Take a small dark deli cup, put the snake in plus a live pink, close it up and leave it till the morning, usually they eat it if not try this.

Tease feeding works wonders, nice long forceps, f/t pink, rub it all over the snake, tap it on the snout, and a real sensitive spot is their tail, they generally bite when something touches its tail, it'll bite and let go plenty times, but 9 out of 10 times it gets tired and when it bites it doesn't let go, when it has the pink in its mouth, release it but stay very still, the moment you move its going to drop the pink.

Try the deli cup method first

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:01 am

Thanks for the tips, but excuss my ignorance but what the hell is a deli cup??? Smile

Yea its not easy to get them feeding, I struggled with my neonate whitlips aswell.

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:55 am

Like a little cup you get to put salads in at the spar?

Just one that is blacked out

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:39 am

Here is an updated pic of my venustus tree viper




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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:42 am

Eating yet?

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:16 am

Yea starting to feed much better, but has a temper of a pitbull on steroids, almost been tagged twice due to stupidity on my part, so alot more concentration has gone in on my part Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:17 am

sorry for the repetition, didnt read over my post Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:31 pm

Awesome news man.

If you into arboreals and after something quite rare in sa pm me, I have a single Protobothrops mucrosqumatus for sale, will have a mate available for it in time. and its below market value, keen? Will look good in a christmas stocking Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:57 pm

Dendroaspis wrote:
Awesome news man.

If you into arboreals and after something quite rare in sa pm me, I have a single Protobothrops mucrosqumatus for sale, will have a mate available for it in time. and its below market value, keen? Will look good in a christmas stocking Wink

Would make a great item for children who have not behaved themselves! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:19 am

Or mother in laws...

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:04 pm

Whats the price on the the mucrosqumatus if I may ask?
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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:05 am

R700, hows that for a give away price and there's a gloydius brevicaudus for the same price, take both and I'll give an enclosure for each.

they quite rare in SA collections

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PostSubject: Re: My angry Venustus Tree Viper (Cryptelytrops venustus)   Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:05 am

Hey man, do you have pics and sizes of these animals for me, you got my email address dont you?
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