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RE: Woma vs. Green Tree

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Posted by: AJ01 at Wed Oct 30 17:03:07 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AJ01 ]  
   

Okay...I'll throw my two cents into the hat! I keep both species and like Mr. Roddy said I have seen some pretty large Womas. Barry Miler, (some of the best ramseyi around) has had several females that top out over 7 feet. Most are laid back, but with them food is a sight game rather than smell. Apsidites as Derek Roddy will tell you have no "thermal receptors) in their upper or lower jaws. This feature is unique due to the fact that only the species Aspidites is like this, all other pythons have thermal receptors. And BTW...Roddy has probably the BEST BHP's found anywhere!!
GTP's are NOT as difficult to take care of as most folks would have you believe! Once basic requirements are met, it's very simple. Also I have a female Biak that will push 6 foot or more easy. They are NOT all small green snakes! Aru's are a large island race also as well as Yapen's. Mainland forms tend to be smaller. Biaks can be a handful! Some of the smaller races (ie: Manokwari,Sorong and the like) can be easliy handled. I will say this...NEVER attempt to remove a GTP from it's enclosure at night!! They are nocturnal, and go into a feeding mode once the sun sets! And if you have ever seen a GTP rip a rat off of tongs you know you don't want to be on the receiving end of that strike.
It all comes down to what you like! Research whatever animal you get before you make your purchase!! Now as much about it's needs as possible! And above all... ONLY purcahse captive born and captive bred animals!!!
That's my humble opinion!!
Andy


   

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