Got a shot of one my OH's rough green snakes and the angle makes him look a little evil :lol2:
that turned out really well!!!!! so cute!
in short: AWFUL. you buy one. it is almost definitely wild caught. it dies either immediately or a few months later. this is nearly guaranteed, though a few lucky ones might squeeze by.I'm fascinated by rough greens. What are they like to keep?
i believe, though i haven't had the pleasure of reading that article, that wildlifewarrior wrote it!Yep, pretty much what I expected to hear! There was a great article about them in PRK a few months back and that got me interested but I appreciate they're really difficult to care for properly and get it all right so not to be entered into lightly unless you really know your stuff.
that's odd about the article...maybe i'm wrong.Yes they looked amazing in the article but I haven't even seen one in real life yet. The article was the Dec 2010 issue. I thought Christian had written it but it seems to be credited to Hannah Salisbury, unless Christian wrote it and Hannah was the reporter. Not sure how these things work. I think there's a definite niche in the market (sorry to use that expression in relation to herp keeping but hopefully you know what I mean!) for developing a strong line of CB rough greens.
I don't really have any breeding ambitions with my other snakes but something about the challenge of RGs appeals to me. Maybe something for the future when I feel I've proved myself a bit more. I would never go into keeping/breeding them unless I felt I could do it to the best of my ability and after loads of research.
I wish you every success with yours. Please keep me posted - I'd love to know how you get on.