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Old 08-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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Im looking at getting a GTP in the future and i no how challenging they are to keep but thats why im doing a lot of research now. I no GTP's are typically aggresive but i've seen a few that are 'tame' i also read somewhere that certain localities are more aggresive than others is this the case? I really like the look of Jayapuras any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:00 PM
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Hi mate
I have quite a few different locality types and have to say out of them all
My Cyclops mountains are the most aggressive and awkward
Then my Biak.

But to be honest they are snakes that should be left alone really.
So the aggression is shouldn't really matter. The more aggressive normally the better feeders.
Out of all of them my Jayapura is the most placid (during the day)
I think Arus are supposed to be one of the most calm but I think it will come down to the individual really

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Old 08-07-2011, 03:00 PM
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Hi mate
I have quite a few different locality types and have to say out of them all
My Cyclops mountains are the most aggressive and awkward
Then my Biak.

But to be honest they are snakes that should be left alone really.
So the aggression is shouldn't really matter. The more aggressive normally the better feeders.
Out of all of them my Jayapura is the most placid (during the day)
I think Arus are supposed to be one of the most calm but I think it will come down to the individual really

Hope that helps
i have a biak and it is very awkward , never shown any aggression but is as misserble as sin , and will turn her back on you when you open the viv to change water or spray LOL
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I've researched various localities and Biak is supposedly the more "aggressive", but in terms of difficulty they're all the same husbandry wise and are kept in the same conditions.

I got an Aru/Jaya as my first and she's friendly enough but they aren't really a snake you want to handle/disturb a lot as they can stress out easily...

I think Biaks look and are perceived to be a bit more menacing too because they have the biggest head out of all the localities (I believe?)... angry little fat headed bas...

I don't think you should let the generalisation/stereotyping of localities sway your judgement on what locality you are wanting, go based on colours/looks and you can't go wrong... You might get a nice one or a nasty one, but just like people no two are the same in attitude and looks mostly!

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Old 08-07-2011, 09:10 PM
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My Biaks strike the front of their vivs when I walk past sometimes. They're reputation is very much deserved.

I wish they were more placid, but if this bothers you, avoid them and go for an Aru.
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My Biaks strike the front of their vivs when I walk past sometimes. They're reputation is very much deserved.

I wish they were more placid, but if this bothers you, avoid them and go for an Aru.
Biaks are nasty but it is down to the individual my mates female Aru is an absolute stroppy aggressive and unforgiving. But could be the female part
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i think it comes down to the indivudual more than the locality type, Its hard to tell the locality type of the snake anyway because of the unreliability of the "collectors" All GTPs are "leave alone" snakes because as with most arboreals they are more stroppy than their terrestrial counterparts.
Mines a sorong x jaya type, and i have handled him a few times and hes been fine, never shown any aggression, but recently hes been striking at me when i spray his viv!?

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:44 PM
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Biaks are nasty but it is down to the individual my mates female Aru is an absolute stroppy aggressive and unforgiving. But could be the female part
I agree it's down to the individual. But if you were wanted an evil twat you'd in all probability go for a Biak. And if you wanted a tame GTP most would put their money on an Aru.

I do note that Greg Maxwell wrote in his book that one of his worst bites came from an Aru.

But if the OP is going for an 'unknow' neonate they could stack the odds in their favour by choosing a specific locale type.
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don't think you should let the generalisation/stereotyping of localities sway your judgement on what locality you are wanting, go based on colours/looks and you can't go wrong... You might get a nice one or a nasty one, but just like people no two are the same in attitude and looks mostly!
I completely understand what your saying and i wouldn't base it on things like typical temp im thinking of a jayapura as i love the colours was just asking about other locals as its nice to no
thanks everyone for the help
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