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Old 08-09-2009, 02:31 PM
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This is my adult Male Black Mamba, he's something over 7ft and an absolute delight to own.











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Lovly snake m8, how easy are they 2 keep?
Wa size viv do they need?
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It likes mice? cool
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he looks mean as F*CK! quality snake
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Lovly snake m8, how easy are they 2 keep?
Wa size viv do they need?
Their requirements aren't very difficult to meet but obviously because of their speed, agility and venom strength I would never recommend anyone keeps them unless they are very competent handling and caring for similar species and have a good amount of DWAL listed venomous snake experience.

Viv size depends on that size of the specimen and the number of them but 5ft-7ft plus a good depth and a few foot high is fine.
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It likes mice? cool
That's a large Rat in the picture!
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Whats his temprement like?

He looks quite docile in the pic where you are handling. A friend has a WC black, and is nasty as feck.
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Whats his temprement like?

He looks quite docile in the pic where you are handling. A friend has a WC black, and is nasty as feck.
Mine is LTC. He's alright. You have to be careful but he's pretty well behaved but to be honest there's no need to get close to them often. The pic with me holding him was as I was putting him away after getting him and now if I need to do any work in his vivarium he goes in his trap box and I can safely change water, clean out etc without even needing to touch him.

Who's your mate with the Mamba?
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Hi Laurie,that looks very nice indeed.

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Mine is LTC. He's alright. You have to be careful but he's pretty well behaved but to be honest there's no need to get close to them often. The pic with me holding him was as I was putting him away after getting him and now if I need to do any work in his vivarium he goes in his trap box and I can safely change water, clean out etc without even needing to touch him.

Who's your mate with the Mamba?
PM me if you want, he's not on the forum and probably wouldn't want me posting his name around.

Unfortunatly his one has a few old scars, still a stunning animal though.

Your a brave man, wouldn't like to take a hit from a dendroaspis.
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