similar to: - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Snakes


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 61
Default similar to:

Hi,

i know i have touched on this breifly in my other post but what snakes are similar to: hog noses and false water cobra. i am looking for ideally mildly venomous as i am after some experience but also looks (i like hoods) but not the hog noses nose anyway any ideas are welcome including any kind of snake that you think is nice

thanks guys
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 163
Default

unfortunately anything mildly venomous can still kill you, a FWC can still kill you but has a poor delivery system, mangrove snakes are the others i believe, still dangerous but again poor delivery system
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 61
Default

i know i have done a lot of research in to false water cobras, however i am a responsible owner and i will of course take the appropriate safety measures with the snake
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:29 PM
Dan Dan is offline
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,474
Default

The experience you need isn't with something rear fanged, you need to find a venemous mentor, where are you?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 61
Default

Bath, i am not looking for anything dwa or something like that! (yet :P) i am building up my confidence with snakes as a whole so that hopefully one day i can perhaps apply for dwa or more what i want is helping my chances of applying for a zoo keeper or animal related job maybe not with reptiles but it will show my understanding of dangerous animals
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Magnum0's Avatar
Super Regular
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Romford, Essex
Posts: 275
Default

What snakes do you own already? You could try buying some agressive non venemous snakes first then move up to rear fanged.
How about a radiated rat snake? They kind of hood out, but not like a cobra.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 126
Default

Believe me, the best way to become a zoo keeper is to apply to a zoo - even just as an unpaid volunteer. Places as keepers are highly contested, and you're much more likely to get a job as one if you're a volunteer first - they generally pick new keepers out of the volunteers, rather than hiring new ones out of the blue. Expereince outside the zoo is good, yes, but nothing beats volunteering.

And be warned - the pay is bad, the holiday is worse. I did a few weeks' work experience at Bristol Zoo, and was warned many times that it's far from an idea career.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 61
Default

yes i know i want to see if i can do it part time somehow :s its mainly so i can just educate my self
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 12:59 PM
Magnum0's Avatar
Super Regular
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Romford, Essex
Posts: 275
Default

Its very unlikely.
The only way you can get work experience there is if youre doing a biological college/university course, and you apply about a year in advance.
That would help them get to know you, then you would have to voulenteer for a long time, and probably not get a job working with the type of animals you want. For example, London Zoo only has vacancies for birds at the moment.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2008, 01:22 PM
carpy's Avatar
No Life Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: India
Posts: 15,628
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acemastr View Post
unfortunately anything mildly venomous can still kill you, a FWC can still kill you but has a poor delivery system, mangrove snakes are the others i believe, still dangerous but again poor delivery system
there are literally hundreds of rear fanged snakes, not just those 2.

as dan says, you need a venomous mentor. try asking local pet shops, or on here
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reptibreeze or similar tokay Equipment & Supplies 1 09-01-2010 08:49 PM
3x2 or similar around basingstoke TheMetaphysicalNinja Equipment Classifieds 0 22-12-2009 09:31 PM
Similar!!! mcald Lizards 16 27-02-2008 09:10 PM
Any one used one of these or similar?? Vinnie Snakes 7 28-01-2008 12:54 PM
looking for 4x2x2 viv or similar sudan_lover Equipment Classifieds 1 31-12-2007 03:52 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)