Does anyone have any information on this snake. I am hugely interested in these snakes. But however i have no interest in owning one anytime soon. Im just curious to see if anyone here has personal accounts with ownership, breeding, and caring for the animal. If they have any morphs. actual pictures of animals, encolsures ect...
I believe we had 1 member before that owned and bred these snakes AndrewH?
There are patternless african rock pythons. Prehistoric pets usually has cb babies patternless and het patternless. Afrocks are really not that bad They have a very bad reputation that I think is undeserved. Most cb babies are docile but most people see no reason in breeding them because there really is no market for them "mainly for the reputation and lack of morphs" And it seems like in this hobby if you can not make money on it why bother. Ive had two one came from a bad owner and wasnt very nice but was workable and did eventually calm down at least to where she was manageable to move out of her cage at cleaning time. And the other was sweet as could be. And most of the baby rocks that I have seen have all had decent tempers.
What Ive noticed from everyone who has one, is that they're like anaconda's in terms of temperament like as an example my friend Chris has a het patternless pair of African rock pythons, they show some cage aggressiveness, and they tend to be unpredictable when stressed. For example, when its just me, Chris and the ARPs,then they're calm and dont strike, when more than 5 people are there they will strike as people move past its cage.
*sniff. I miss my afrock....sold him coz I wanted to try my hand in retic breeding. Too bad the male that replaced the afrock passed away a year ago.
Anyhows, afrocks are great pets....definitely not for the beginner, but still a great pet. My experience tells me that they are good feeders and will learn to tolerate human interaction; I remember that the first time I got my afrock (17 mos at that time), he would attempt to strike, always aiming for my face. After roughly a week, he finally managed to calm down and permit "barehanded" handling (aka, no hook used).
I'd suggest you start with a younger individual to ensure an easier "taming process".
Hope this helps
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