In contrast to my other boy, here is the real rufous beaked snake, Rhamphiophis oxyrhincus
What a fascinating animal! <3
That’s a beautiful snake. I love the coloration!
Yes yes! That color! She is super beautiful Travis! Are they harder to care for then the other beaked snakes that you keep?
Nope, care is pretty much identical for both species I keep. Cages are literally side by side and set up nealy identically
OK, they are a lot hard to find though? If I remember you saying that?
Beautiful, just beautiful! Love the subtleties of the coloration.
This snake is equally as unique and beautiful as the other one. They appear to be very curious. Is this really the case? You have such a variety of animals!
@caryl I know! He looks like he has a pale pink shade. Or maybe it’s the lighting.
Nope. This species is probably the easiest to find ans they are imported in pretty high numbers.
The rarest of the genus is Rhamphiophis rubropunctatus. Their range countries are locked down now and there are only a handful still in the hobby that I am aware of
Oh yeah!! Crazy curious. Very visually oriented. Crazy smart too. I have actually been target training them using a laser pointer. They are, however, also more than a little spastic at times, and their primary go-to in that situation is to bolt first and think about the consequences after
I found myself languishing having a monoculture collection, so I started falling more toward the Noah’s Ark mentality
Little from column A… Little from column B
Huh, give me about a year and I’ll probably reach out to you about how you care for these guys.
Yes yes yes! If possible, variety is wonderful! If (the biggest little word in the dictionary!) I had the room I would add maybe a half dozen more different varieties of snakes in a New York skinny minute! We used to own a huge very old historic home that would have been perfect but we moved to a one level ranch home after my husband had hip replacement surgery.
But I think I have a fairly good mix anyway. Noah would be so proud of you! Lol!
You read my mind……
Somebody STOP ME!
What a lovely red color
They are not too terribly difficult, but you will absolutely need a cage for them, they are NOT a species you can tub
That’s completely fine because I don’t like tubs usually