Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted Aug 02, 2015
Who'd have thought you could have the most stunning snakes and not have to endure aggression in getting bitten! These snakes generally have a wonderful temperament, very docile with regular handling - if anything shy at times.
The iridescence is gorgeous - something that really gives them the 'wow' factor - not to mention the rich oranges and reds you can get in different morphs - they definitely impress!!
Something which I found was that they seemed to quite enjoy climbing when given the opportunity to - and for this reason I think it's important to give them the ability to do so - so something with height and length would be fantastic.
They like humidity too, I used to have a reptifogger set up which looked FANTASTIC - especially with lots of moss and stones and other decorations. This they really love!
My snakes were good feeders, I had trouble with one at one time but eventually managed to coax her onto rat weiners through the 'braining' technique... it's a bit gross, but can really help those tricky eaters.
Thoroughly recommend this species - something for the intermediate keeper but I'd even say beginner if THOROUGH research is done before acquiring the animal. :)