Acquired: Online breeder / seller
California, United States
Posted Jan 23, 2012
Green anacondas get a bad rap simply because they attain such impressive sizes (20+ feet in some cases). However, they are a beautiful, mesmerizing species that is relatively easy to care for if you can handle large snakes. Definitely not for children.
Hatchlings are around 24" and will grow quickly. They are constrictors that feed aggressively on rodents and birds. One secret to feeding that some keepers never realize is that green anacondas feed better when they are IN water, not OUT of water. Also, they don't like good water quality. Yes, you read that correctly--they actually prefer dirtier water. Feed them while they are immersed and you'll likely get a much better feeding response.
They will grow quickly, as mentioned earlier, and you must be prepared to manage a snake that will grow several feet per year. They need water that is around 75F and zero current. They also appreciate a basking spot that reaches approximately 100F.
Green anacondas can become quite tame in captivity, although they should always be respected due to their size and tooth size. Truly impressive reptiles. We have green anacondas for sale as the internet's lowest possible prices.