Hello, good people ! I´ve chosen my 2nd snake. I wanted a diurnal, semi-arboreal snake, with a good size and a nice temperament. Of course, it had to be a colubrid to meet Portuguese law (isn´t changing in a long time - if ever -, inspite of the efforts, I guess...). It´s final enclosure (in an year or so) will be paced in a quiet corner of my living-room, as a display naturalistic terrarium. Probably, something with a (triangular) base of 80x120x144 cms (32"x48"x57,6") and a high of 60 to 80 cms (24" to 32"), creating 2 levels (a kind of "mezannine") to increase ground floor. After long consideration, I´ve opted for a beautiful amelanistic Russian rat (Elaphe schrenkii schrenkii). I´m buying it from a known Spanish (Barcelona) breeder. The amel russian rat is a new project of that breeder (co-project with a Dutch breeder, actually) and I´m going to be the 1st one in Portugal to keep one (problably, not only Portugal...) I´m quite excited with this baby. Allthough I don´t have a picture of my snake, yet... here´s a pic of one of the brothers: For those of you less familiar with this snake, I enclose a care sheet, by Steve Found, traken from another forum ( as it is quoted, I hope it´s ok to publish it here. If not...please remove) I should get him within the next 10 days.. I´ll keep you posted.