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Hello from Holland!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by apartje, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. apartje

    apartje Member

    Hello Everybody,

    My name is Brenda and I live in Holland. I am a 26 year old female. For a living I work in a small zoo. As a hobby I keep all kinds of animals. I have short tailed opossums, different kinds of exotic mice, fancy mice, cats, dogs and off course some snakes.

    The snakes I have are 1.1 taeniura frisei, 1.0 helena coelognathus and 0.1 Philothamnus macrops. I am desperatly looking for information about Philothamnus macrops.
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Welcome to the board. I'm not a snake person, but I'm sure someone can help.
     
  3. vegasandbecca

    vegasandbecca Elite Member

    Welcome!!!
     
  4. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to HC! It's not everday that we see those Latin names, so I had to look up the Philothamnus macrops to find out its common name.

    Apparently the Philothamnus macrops is the Usumbara Green Snake.

    From what I was able to locate on them, they primarily feed on lizards and frogs. (Not toads.) They will also take fish from some of the reading I have come across.

    Those keeping them in captivity have also had success with scenting small rodents with various frog and lizard scents.

    What have you been feeding them? Can you get anoles or house geckos readily? Perhaps some small, non-poisounous frog species?
     
  5. apartje

    apartje Member

    I havent' fed her yet, she is here for only a week. Thank you for your information, that is the same info as i got. it seems that this Philothamnus is one of the easier ones to convert.

    I will try mice first and perhaps scent them with lizards or frogs.

    Maybe i can get some frog eggs from the pond.
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to HerpCenter!
    I am unfamiliar with those species.
    Can you post some pictures of yours?
     
  7. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to Herp Center, glad to have you join us. I have yet to visit Holland, the place of my ancestors.
     
  8. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Welcome to HC. I too would like to see some pics.
     
  9. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Welcome to Herp Center....hope all goes well with your snake....enjoy it here!
     
  10. Hedge

    Hedge Elite Member

    Welcome
     
  11. apartje

    apartje Member

    I took away the pics, i don't feel very welcome here.


    If you want to see pics of my animals, please visit my website OpenDNS it is in Dutch, i am sorry, but the pics say everything.
     
  12. stano40

    stano40 Elite Member

    Hoi apartje,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm bob, from the USA. I've been to Amsterdam once when I was in the Navy. Beautiful City and I loved walking around there.

    Great photo's thanks for posting them.
     
  13. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Welcome to Herpcenter.
     
  14. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Great shots and beautiful snakes.
    The Helena coelognathus is called a trinket snake.
     
  15. RedLocks

    RedLocks Elite Member

    I could not get the link to work, but the pictures you posted are lovely! Thanks for sharing, and welcome!
     
  16. apartje

    apartje Member

    Thank you, i found out that my website is not working at the moment, i think it will work again tomorrow...
     
  17. CMKoehler

    CMKoehler Elite Member

    Beautiful snakes! I am from Germany, was stationed in Budel when I was in the Air Force. Welcome!

    Christoph
     
  18. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    Yeah I was thinking there was a bit of a difference between the languages, but couldn't remember. I was in Germany for 3 weeks about 12 years ago and we spent about 12 hours of that in Holland. I must admit that my memory of German has been slowly drifting away from me.
     
  19. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Posting in languages other than english is not allowed.
     
  20. CMKoehler

    CMKoehler Elite Member

    I always thought dutch was a mix between english and german. I can read it and understand most of it if I read it out loud, so I have to hear it to know what it means :)
     
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