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Leptophis ahaetulla

Posted: February 25th, 2024, 10:10 pm
by Snapper
Wanted to see if anyone has experience with this species or knows of another forum or resource which might be helpful.
I had a Oxyblis fulgidus before and it did well with lizards and pinkies. These sound like they're more flexible in their diet. I would love any personal experiences or information as there is really nothing on husbandry on the web. I'm sure if i keep them like my oxybelis, they'll do okay, but it would be cool to use dubia roaches, crickets, mealworms and quail eggs to assort their diet and save money. I plan a 2x2x4 cabinet with a soil bottom and layers of cork bark to hide in. Waterdish in corner, and eventually a lot of epiphites, pothos, etc with branches, heat bulb and small full spectrum LED. I mostly kee fish, amphibians and geckos, but have always had a soft spot for rear-fanged colubrids.

Re: Leptophis ahaetulla

Posted: March 1st, 2024, 6:44 pm
by Kelly Mc
Unfortunately trying to keep such a wonderful animal on insects and eggs which I think are collateral and growth stage based will have poor outcome.

Vertebrate prey is critical.

Re: Leptophis ahaetulla

Posted: March 27th, 2024, 6:45 am
by stlouisdude
No idea. If it's an adult maybe try quail eggs and qual chicks? Personally, I don't keep anything that reqiures lizards for anything other than hatchings that can quickly transition to something else. It's too much of a headache and ime is a dead end as far as the hobby goes.

Re: Leptophis ahaetulla

Posted: April 7th, 2024, 3:48 pm
by Kelly Mc
Some keeping modalities arnt preseted in the hobby perimeters serving a click and play consumer system. With strident arboreal snakes the Environment = Outcome is my understatement.

These snakes navigate spacial realities alien to us. They are immediately reactive to their containment showing a pattern of activity and clearly favored repose and retreat places if it's right. If it's wrong they fail to thrive.

It's the Environment that organizes their behavior. The best quick advice I could give you is think Zoo/Museum/ Tropical aviary type of keeping. . Recently I saw shower stall at home depot that would make an enclosure for just about any arboreal taxa I could think of. Pretty much fully composed build except for the pleasurable tinkering part.