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Mangrove Updates

Discussion in 'Colubrids' started by Dragoness, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    The mangrove snake was mite free for 4 weeks before we moved him out of quarantine, into a temporary cage (Floor plans in progress for permanent cage)

    He is doing wonderfully. He takes F/T rats without question - he is eating mediums.

    He is so mellow he doesn't even strike at his food. Just swallows it. I have gotten to see him eating differently now that he is in a vertical cage - he hangs, like a lot of other arboreal snakes. He won't start eating while lights are on, but he won't stop if they happen to turn back on.

    Still no bites. Very relaxed creature.

    I spent an hour watching him eat the other night - it was a lot of fun.

    He is gaining weight (was underweight when I got him)
    and Mangroves have some very nice blue/purple iridescence.

    On to pictures.

    The iridescence
    Mangrove snake iridescence | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    He dangles to swallow:
    Mangrove snake | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Ending swallow (You can see where the rear fang is, slightly behind the eye, enfolded in gums.) :
    Opisthoglyphous | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  2. annaj328

    annaj328 Elite Member


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