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RE: Venomoid Gaboon

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Posted by: herpetology at Fri Apr 1 10:54:18 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by herpetology ]  
   

It is an incorrect statement regarding how Gaboon vipers need their venom in order to break down their food intake.

As far as getting a venomid gaboon viper, you definetly need to speak with the person selling the snake and find out who their Herp Vet is that's is doing their surgeries.

In most cases you will find venomoid gabbies w/ full gland and ducts removal which has been a standard in the venomoid market. However, a surgery done correctly to remove only the ducts is sufficient enough for a venomoid.

In the following picture, you will see me holding a baby gaboon viper (venomoid). Although it is possible that the snake could bite me and even give me an infection, I've taken the risk to hold the animal. You won't see me holding my 5' male venomoid gaboon viper at all. An adult gaboon viper's fangs are extremely long and in many cases the risk of infection is high not to mention the damange the bite alone could do.

Suggestion: Research, research, and research. Treat your venomoids like HOTS


   

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