Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My project

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • [Behavior] My project

    Hello everyone!

    Well I must say, I took on a project for school and for my special study. About 2 months ago I got a hold to two amazon tree boas, they are not sexed. So I can't tell you who is who and I believe they a garden phase as well. I've been housing them together, now before you get down my throat about housing together. Please keep in mind, it's a project lol.. OK days I'm at work I setup a video camera, I monitor behavior, stress levels & feeding levels. Although these ATBs are very aggressive to me and love to bite me while trying to handle, as well as stray me with an very bad oder. Reminds me of a corn snake I use to have. I realize they don't like to bath but will drink water. Feeding rat pups on a weekly basis, although my research told me feeding should be every 3 weeks. But both are eating every Sunday & not yet refused a meal. Even in shed, they still ate. One day I tried giving the a bath and both snakes started flipping out, I got so scared I thought it killed then. So I never done it again. No handling time with then is about 20 mins at least 2-3 times a week and with a snake hook but they so fast I still get bite. My overall experience on this experience with ATBs is an adventure but no problems so far and they seen to be getting alone. No fights, no bitting each other but one will try to bully the other if he/she is still eating there meal. If they not laying on top of one another they are very active climbing on furniture inside there enclosure. I will post photos of the setup.
    sigpicJrock23

  • #2
    Re: My project




    sigpicJrock23

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: My project

      So what is the goal of the experiment?


      -Sean in NoCal
      “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
      -Teddy Roosevelt.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: My project

        To test the legends of the theory of housing snakes together that are not breeding or what have you. Behavior, feeding, just random things that we say are no good to do. Because class we talked about how many snake live together in the wild or rainforest. But in captivity everything a no no.. so me and other class mates are test a lot of theories with different species of snakes. I mean I like it but if you have anything you would like to add, I'm all ears..
        sigpicJrock23

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: My project

          This is also an educational experiment and I hope to do many other snakes like this but as I said, I am open to any ideas that anyone may have. But please understand this is part of a school project, I'm getting my zoology degree. Right now I'm just testing some of the basic theories
          sigpicJrock23

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: My project

            I fail to see how you can even begin to compare keeping snakes together in captivity with them freely-associating in the wild. They not only have infinitely more space outside but also the freedom to leave.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: My project

              I understand your thoughts, it's just an idea as far as captivity go's. It's just to monitor behavior as well as other things. This is not permanent
              sigpicJrock23

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: My project

                [MENTION=13772]Noelle7206[/MENTION] I understand that many viewers may not agree but it is for school. Many people in my class are not experience in keeping reptiles. But this is my grade. I personally don't house snake together unless I'm breeding them. But I doesn't hurt to test theories, it's a part of science I guess. Lol. But too all readers please don't attack me on this LOL.. Like I said I'm open to anything.
                sigpicJrock23

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: My project

                  Originally posted by Jrock23 View Post
                  @Noelle7206 I understand that many viewers may not agree but it is for school. Many people in my class are not experience in keeping reptiles. But this is my grade. I personally don't house snake together unless I'm breeding them. But I doesn't hurt to test theories, it's a part of science I guess. Lol. But too all readers please don't attack me on this LOL.. Like I said I'm open to anything.
                  You asked for our input and my comment was not intended as any sort of attack...truly. You said they are not even sexed, so for all you know, it might be a pair of same or opposite sex.
                  That fact alone can make a huge difference in the behaviors you observe.

                  I would echo the question posed by Pandorasdad: what IS your goal? When you set up an "experiment" you normally have a question in mind to solve or prove out...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: My project

                    Ok thank you LOL..
                    sigpicJrock23

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X