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RE: Does anyone breed tri colored

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Posted by: Rextiles at Wed Sep 16 21:07:01 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rextiles ]  
   

I used to breed Tri-Colors/South Americans 8 years ago. They are a beautiful and unique snake but they are a completely different species than the North American Westerns and Easterns.

The reason why you don't see too many these days, or ever, is because they require much different husbandry than Westerns do and can be quite difficult to establish as hatchlings in regards to getting them to eat f/t mice. But then again, what we knew 8 years ago pales to what we know now, so perhaps better techniques might vanquish the earlier problems. However, they most prefer to spend their time buried lying in wait as an underground ambush predator, so you really don't see them as much as you do Westerns either. They also like it much cooler with more humidity.

And of course there really are no morphs, so most of the morph-crazy people that are into the Westerns solely for the means of making money really don't have that much interest in the South Americans as there's just no real money to be made. Having said that though, they are a cool species and I still have a pair that I produced all those years ago. Maybe one day I might think about breeding them again.
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