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    Default One of the new girls...

    This brings me up to a 1.3 group of the awesome little vipers....

    Enjoy the picture...
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    Pretty sweet, this local snake breeder (friend) here just got a trio of bush vipers that are awesome!!
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    *drool* very cool!
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    Thanks... Here are a few more pics... These are 3 different animals...




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    Very pretty. Are they hard to care for?

    -Katie-
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptileChick View Post
    Very pretty. Are they hard to care for?

    -Katie-
    i would not reccomend them to anyone not familier and experiance around venomous snakes. lol.

    very nice looking bush vipers, they are the one venomous snake i would consider keeping, other than panamint rattlers. but than again i dont plan on keeping any venomous snakes other than hognoses, and ringnecks lol.
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    I wasn't looking into any now...but maybe in the future. What would you suggest as a starter venomous snake?
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    alot of time spent learning how to properly handle venomous snakes is what i would do, than perhaps look into keeping them, but i wont be keeping anything "front fanged" so i think greg M is the man on this forum to ask.
    and greg are you on the venomdoc.com forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptileChick View Post
    What would you suggest as a starter venomous snake?

    If you have to ask this.....then your not ready You will know when your ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptileChick View Post
    Very pretty. Are they hard to care for?

    -Katie-
    Hi Katie.
    They are not particularly hard to keep as long as you keep them correctly... High humidity and cool temps... Diet is most important... Most people believe that mice are good for any snake but the fact is, rodents make up a very small part of Atheris cerataphoras diet... They mainly eat frogs in the wild...

    When given a staple diet of rodents, Atheris cerataphora will have liver problems... This usually leads to death...

    My Atheris are fed mostly green tree or reed frogs (sorry frog lovers) and are offered pinkies every once in a while just to vary their diet a bit...

    As mentioned Atheris do not make good first venomous... Reason being is that there is no antivenin for this family of vipers... It was once believed that Atheris venom was not very potent and was harmless to humans... However it is being made quite clear that the opposite is true... Some Atheris are very venomous and have/can/will cause human fatalities...

    As far as a starter venomous snake goes, alot of people will say "go with a copperhead" or some other native species on the lower end of the toxicity scale... But I usually say start with what you want to keep... Why get a copperhead if you have no interest in keeping them??? You should train with someone who is experienced with hots if you can... The real answer to that question is, "there is no good starter hot"... All venomous snakes have the ablility to kill you if it bites you... Getting into venomous reptiles is a huge responsiblity...

    Corey,
    I do frequent venomdoc... Its a cool site....
    Gregg M Madden

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