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PostSubject: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:35 am

Absolutely gorgeous.

Looks like an appropiate weight, too. Most of the large Bitis are extremely overfed in captivity and carry a lot more un-needed weight than what they should do.

I am also liking the naturalistic look of the set up the snake is in. How old? What locality? CB or WC?
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:39 am

Looks very good, Gabby's are awesome and he (if I remember correctly) is looking great, glad he's doing well with you.

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:44 am

I think our very own Dendroaspis would be able to answer your questions better than what I could, I am sure its CB, well I hope so at least Twisted Evil

I try with all my animals to make there enclosures look as naturalistic as possible, I feel good when my enclosures look good, as much as I love everything that goes into reptiles ie: cleaning,feeding and learning, I also find them to be amazing displays that are interesting to everyone not only reptile enthusiasts.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:46 am

I will post more pics after his shed, as I told Dendroaspis, he has just come out of the blue and I expect a full shed waiting for me when I get home hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:56 am

I am unsure of its locality, but it is CB (captive born) not CBB, the mother was more than likely a WC gravid. From what I was told the mother was imported gravid and the babies dropped in captivity

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:57 pm

Got a gaboon I'm trying to give back to the owner. Pretty animal but dang stupid if you ask me.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:59 pm

you can send it to me? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:12 pm

The chap was WC and ended up not eating. Its taken a while but Ive got the oak eating and happily unstressed. Know I want the owner to make plan as I am not not cool with adders and vipers.
I am a cobra person. Its like being a dog or cat person.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:16 am

Yeah same here, I feel far more comfortable around elapids.

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:09 am

I must admit, I love all vipers, but my weekness is all the dwarf Bitis, I want to own every dwarf Bitis I can possibly get my hands on Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:49 am

I'm more of a Viper guy, personally.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:24 am

ammodytes wrote:

real nice snake, i love gaboons Smile clown

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Absolutely gorgeous.

Looks like an appropiate weight, too. Most of the large Bitis are extremely overfed in captivity and carry a lot more un-needed weight than what they should do.

How often do you feed yours to make sure they dont get to fat? I think ikilled mine from over feeding, was feeding it one or twice a week! Too much perhaps~? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:18 am

This is the first Gaboon I have ever owned, it had an awesome feeding response and would take food all the time, I never once overfed this animal, and dont see the need to, they do not eat that much in the wild so should'nt change much in captivity. Thats just what I think. Over feeding these animals could definatly cause premature death, so just watch out next time, sorry for your loss.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:20 am

Don't fall into the trap, Ammodytes - That was clearly bullsh!t - Nobody feeds Gaboons even once a week as neonates, let alone fricken adults.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:33 am

I will never fall into that trap, thats why I purchase a lot of my animals at sub adult or adult age, because I dont have the patience to get them to a decent size, and I sure as hell dont want to over feed them to get them to this size quickly Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:45 am

No, don't fall into opiophagus' trap...............He is talking BS for a reaction.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:15 am

Oh ok, sorry havent been on the site for a while, so I didnt know that he was taking the piss,
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:15 am

He's not even been on for a week, and taking the piss already. LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:26 am

haha, Its a shame aint it, there is one in every crowd.
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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:32 am

Pseudechis wrote:
Don't fall into the trap, Ammodytes - That was clearly bullsh!t - Nobody feeds Gaboons even once a week as neonates, let alone fricken adults.

Yet again your makng it obvious you dont know what your talking about! one of the top Bitis people in the uk feeds his baby bitis approx. every 5 days, then slows down as they get bigger.

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No, don't fall into opiophagus' trap...............He is talking BS for a reaction.

Im no bullshitter. Aint see any pics of your collection mate?!

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haha, Its a shame aint it, there is one in every crowd.

Haha, well atleast viperlover hasnt arrived yet Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bitis rhinoceros what a beauty   Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:39 am

May I ask who is this top Bitis people you are talking about ??
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