My other green arboreals

Kent67

Retired Moderator
These are my pair of green tree pythons, Morelia viridis. Both are multiple generation cbb in the US. They are also from bloodlines with females that tend to change from green to blue after several years of age.

My male is 5 years old and his name is "Teeth." I named him this because he used to do that mouth stretching thing snakes do rather often, as if showing them to me. :eek: Anyway, he's actually one of the most docile snakes you'd ever meet. I've had him since he was 3 months old and he's only struck at me once, out of fear which was my fault, and that was over 4 years ago.




Next is my little female, Lilly, who is only about 10 months old. She's in her color change now and has some great white already coming in! First is a pic of when I got her in September, then a pic from yesterday. Hope you guys like :)


 

roo_71

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Beautiful critters. I have a GTP as well and its favorite thing to do is bite me every chance it gets.

-roo
 

Kent67

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Haha, I know they're prone to be like that and I guess I lucked out. Can we see a pic of yours? My little female is a little jumpy still but I think she'll calm down. I can hold her without her trying to bite but she just keeps trying to get away. Even if they were mean, I'd still be enthralled with them though. With my male, he was always mellow. He's too heavy to do this now, but I used to be able to sit and watch entire football games with him like this:
 

firecat998

New Member
hiya

they are absolutly gorgeous! we call them emerald tree boa's in england they are around £500 per snake id love one but theres not many in this country have a look at my other babys in the thread called my other babies yelina my chameleon is in my gallery again lovely snakes
 

Jordan

New Member
The little slits on the sides of their faces always creep me out for some reason. I still think they are beautiful. I think the slits just make me want to stand back and it sounds like that may not be a bad idea. I do not think I need to add any more bites to my reptile collection, although, knowing my luck I will be attacked by a bird again in the near future for saying that.
 

Kent67

Retired Moderator
How quickly they change. :( The last pic of my first post was Lilly on 5-6-07. Here's a pic from 5-13 to show how quickly she changed to the adult colors:


Thanks for the compliments...
 

DraftDayz

New Member
Those slits are what make these guys such great hunters. They're almost as weird as a third eye ..... but herps have those too i guess.
 

Kent67

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Mine get a little airflow, and I always wait until the cage is completely dry before misting again. I live 5 blocks from the Pacific Ocean, which helps keep humidity high. I rarely mist mine anymore.... As for a cage like Sean's Biak....definetely let it dry out really well before misting again and there shouldn't be any probs. My cages are more bare, so they just dry quicker....
 

Dankmeleon

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in the rain season here, I don't think with my ambient humidity that I could mist do much, because it wouldn't dry it would stay moist because I live in the swamps
 

TylerStewart

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Nice chondros... I've also got some aboreal snakes. It's nice to have a low maintenance pet that you can actually leave at home unattended when you go out of town. I had some green trees before, but have since sold them off (down to one). I've got a handful of Amazon Basins now, I love these things. I feed them about every 15-20 days, and they crap maybe 8-10 times a year. Pretty easy to keep clean. Here's a few pics, I'm hoping to get my big pair to breed in the spring.




These are the acrylic cages I have them in:
 

Kent67

Retired Moderator
Wow, was kinda surprised this thread is still goin :) Thanks again for all the compliments. I think GTPs appeal to me for many of the same reasons that chameleons did. They are so perfectly adapted and come in so much variety! Also, they are known to present more of a challenge than some of the more common herps.... Now that I've gotten into them, they are totally addicting. It's too bad they cost so much and can't live in outdoor cages here or I'd have a lot more! To anyone considering them, just like chameleons if you get a healthy cb in the US baby from a reputable breeder you can't go wrong.

Tyler, I really dig those acrylic cages. I think they show off arboreals perfectly. How well do they hold heat during the winter? Do you only use the heat panels?
 

TylerStewart

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Tyler, I really dig those acrylic cages. I think they show off arboreals perfectly. How well do they hold heat during the winter? Do you only use the heat panels?
Well, my house doesn't get very cold (in Vegas, it rarely freezes in the winters), but with those heat panels, they're only running at about half to two-thirds power, so if the house got cold, they would easily maintain the same temps. I have them on a Helix that keeps them at 84 during the day and 79 at night (automatically). I really like the Helix control, I set the temps on it once 3 years ago and haven't done anything to it since besides swap houses.

They hold in humidity well (the bottoms of the cages are 1/2" of water), but the acrylic gets to be a pain if you're trying to stay on top of water spots. I use distilled water to help avoid spotting, but every morning there's a new spot where my females got wet and rubbed against the side, leaving a watermark. I had the cages built by a plastic (acrylic) company here in Vegas that does raffle wheels for the casinos, they ended up being about $210-230 each for the cages if I remember right.
 
Well, my house doesn't get very cold (in Vegas, it rarely freezes in the winters), but with those heat panels, they're only running at about half to two-thirds power, so if the house got cold, they would easily maintain the same temps. I have them on a Helix that keeps them at 84 during the day and 79 at night (automatically). I really like the Helix control, I set the temps on it once 3 years ago and haven't done anything to it since besides swap houses.

They hold in humidity well (the bottoms of the cages are 1/2" of water), but the acrylic gets to be a pain if you're trying to stay on top of water spots. I use distilled water to help avoid spotting, but every morning there's a new spot where my females got wet and rubbed against the side, leaving a watermark. I had the cages built by a plastic (acrylic) company here in Vegas that does raffle wheels for the casinos, they ended up being about $210-230 each for the cages if I remember right.

Hey Tyler
Really nice Amazon Basins and love the setups. I love the 100% visability, nice job.:D
 
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