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A Death Adder Makes a Good Addition to any Home!

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Posted by: richardwells at Thu Aug 4 04:26:07 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by richardwells ]  
   

Hi Aaron,

One of the first Elapids that I kept was a small Acanthophis antarcticus and I know of others that kept them at an early stage in their keeping experience as well, without any trouble at all. I really learnt a lot about snake behaviour in the process, because I tended to be extra careful owing to how fast they struck their food ! So, good luck but do be careful, because the ready availability of antivenom doesn't guarantee that you won't die or be disabled from a bite. On a more positive note, I presume you are going to buy a small one, and let it grow with your experience? Fully grown specimens as a first are sometimes more trouble than one may expect because they can be set in their ways before you get them...but as I said, providing you are careful and sensible about the responsibility, a Death Adder should be fine...I'm sure that in no time you will be an old hand at keeping them!

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Richard Wells


   

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