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  • Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

    Hi everyone !

    I begin a new project ... breeding this snake ! I have two pairs.


    Opheodrys aestivus
    by DavidStinson, on Flickr

    1.0 Opheodrys aestivus
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    Opheodrys aestivus
    by DavidStinson, on Flickr

    Opheodrys aestivus
    by DavidStinson, on Flickr

  • #2
    Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

    They are so beautiful and vibrant! Good luck to you on your breeding endeavors.
    http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

    Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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    • #3
      Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

      Very cool! I love that bright green! Good luck to you! Keep us posted on your progress!


      -Sean in NoCal
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      • #4
        Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

        Those are gorgeous!
        “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” -DA
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        • #5
          Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

          WOW! Congrats. Hard to believe that nearly 30 years has passed since I kept these snakes. Greens were my first snake I purchased with some birthday money I saved up. How things have changed. 10 gallon glass tank, a "hot rock", Listerine bath for mites and a diet of guppies, lol. New keepers are lucky now with the internet, everything is so accessible, I was learning as much as I could from encyclopedias (don't think they still exist) and old field herping books I could find at the library. Back then it was just a dream of mine to own a boa.

          Anyway, thanks for the trip down memory lane, I wish you the best with this project. These little green guys will always have a special place with me and I haven't seen one in a long time. Now you have got me wanting to get one again, ugh! If only I wasn't done buying snakes. Please keep posting pictures of these guys!

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          • #6
            Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

            Thank you for your support !

            Today the 4 are out at the hot spot !


            The Fantastic Four - Opheodrys aestivus
            by DavidStinson, on Flickr

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            • #7
              Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

              Hi everybody. I'm come back with somes news.

              They are not very good ... 2.2. are dead ... one by one. They lost weight gradually ...


              I decided to make some changes in the terrarium ... more wood and much more UVB ! I use a solar raptor 35w.




              I bought a pair at the last Houten show. They are acclimated to crickets ...




              Opheodrys aestivus - rough green snake by DavidStinson, sur Flickr

              opheodrys aestivus - Rough green snake by DavidStinson, sur Flickr

              Unfortunately, a snake died of accidental way (i think). The last survivor is fine. He eat and drink very well !

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              • #8
                Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                Awesome photos, they're gorgeous snakes. I'm sorry about your losses though & I hope you get things figured out. Sounds like maybe internal parasites? ("losing weight gradually")-
                did you have their stool examined or do a necropsy? Wish you future success...

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                • #9
                  Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                  I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I know that is difficult to endure, especially when it is involving a project that you are excited about.

                  If I am not mistaken, I believe it is the Rough Green that I heard was somewhat difficult to keep in captivity. Please correct me if I am wrong. I was just thinking that I had heard or possibly read that somewhere.

                  Are you planning on getting on replacing what you lost and continuing with them as a breeding project?
                  "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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                  • #10
                    Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                    Hi,

                    I think they have lost weight because they were not acclimated to the crickets. They did not eat.

                    They are hard because they are all wild. And like any wild animal losses can be significant. I do not give up ! These snakes are just amazing

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                    • #11
                      Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                      They are definitely beautiful specimens and I wish you nothing but the best of luck with your future endeavors!
                      "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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                      • #12
                        Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                        Thank you very much

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                        • #13
                          Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                          Good to 'see' you again! So sorry about your losses but I'm glad you haven't given up and are going to continue keeping them. I LOVE your photos as well.
                          http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

                          Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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                          • #14
                            Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                            Too bad about the ones that didn't make it. They're such cool looking snakes! So do you only have one left?
                            “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” -DA
                            www.outworldreptiles.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: Opheodrys aestivus - Rough greensnake !

                              Thank you very much for your support

                              Yes, only one now.

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