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'Glades Herp breeds pink coachwhips

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Posted by: 53kw at Tue Jun 28 01:02:03 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

'Glades Herp has some pairs of pink Texas coachwhips they've been breeding for the last four years or so. For the first few years all were pre-sold but that market has become satisfied and now a few make it to the price list. Best to call and get on a waiting list, and find out if they plan to produce any this year.

Baby coachwhips are among the most difficult snakes to get feeding and established. Far more die than survive. Be sure you have plenty of alternatives as far as prey options to offer, especially small snakes like baby garters and small lizards like Tree Lizards and baby fence lizards. Small lizards are the most promising option. I have several pink coachwhips including two very large males I raised from hatchlings. Luckily, they settled into eating rodents years ago. I have one adult female red phase that insists on live fuzzy mice even though she's over five feet long. She never really bulks up and if I didn't have a rodent colony I would never be able to keep a snake like that.

Some baby coachwhips will accept small anoles but those climb out of reach and don't taste the same as the snakes' native prey. Tree, Side-Blotched and Fence lizards are best. If you find a source of baby western coachwhips be prepared for a lot of work.


   

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