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    Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Hey Gang,

    I bought a baby ball python a few weeks back...with your help I worked hard on the husbandry and got things in pretty good order. I like the baby ball and everything but without hurting any feelings I feel a little bored with the snake.

    I am thinking about switching over to a baby green anaconda. Tomorrow there is a local reptile swap that happens twice a month (Scott Smith's All Animal Expo at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton IL). Odds are good I will be able to pick up a baby green anaconda.

    I'm thinking about bringing the baby ball with me and giving it to one of the vendors for free as I only want to have one snake. I figure that would ensure a good home.

    I'm hoping to get some additional advice before I make this move...Here are my questions...

    1. I'm assuming the baby green anaconda will grow much much faster than the baby ball...how much faster?

    2. I'm assuming the baby green anaconda will be a little bit more active and feisty than the baby ball...do they move around more, are they much more feisty in general? How would someone compare from owning both?

    3. Being a snake that swims and lives in a more humid climate, I am assuming I will need a small water area for the snake to swim when needed...I have also read I need to get a higher humidity for the green anaconda and slightly hotter temps...any thoughts on this?

    Anything else I need to know...is this a good idea/bad idea etc...Again, not trying to disrespect the baby ball, just want something with a little bit more character and action...

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Dont think its possible to compare a ball python to a boa

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Anaconda even

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Id sad bad idea though try a boa first they are alot more active when been handled and will get from 6ft to 9ft usually

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    No hurt feelings here. BPs are know to be the rocks of the snake world and I enjoy that. I think you need to do your research into Green Anacondas before considering one and it doesn't look like you've done that.

    Are you ready for a 10-15 foot snake? How are you going to house and feed this snake?

    The reason most people get BPs as first snakes is because they're known as beginner snakes beforw graduating to bigger ones.

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Misha View Post
    No hurt feelings here. BPs are know to be the rocks of the snake world and I enjoy that. I think you need to do your research into Green Anacondas before considering one and it doesn't look like you've done that.

    Are you ready for a 10-15 foot snake? How are you going to house and feed this snake?

    The reason most people get BPs as first snakes is because they're known as beginner snakes beforw graduating to bigger ones.

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    Agree.
    What specifically is boring to you about the ball? I'm not being snarky. Serious question.
    Other snakes are much more entertaining. If you are looking for an animal that is more interesting in the tank, most colubrids (spell?) fit the bill. They are frequently out and about; they like to see and be seen.
    The big snakes are obviously more of a challenge to manage, if that is what you are looking for.

    An anaconda, however, is a LOT of challenge. Looking at just ONE issue, are you prepared to clean up after it?
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    Just not a lot of activity from the ball...super easy going though.

    When you say cleanup, how much more cleanup from an anaconda?

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    Totally bad idea. Having a ball python for a few weeks does not make you a snake expert. If you want more activity get a corn snake. Anacondas are for the very few who can house, feed, and care for them.

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    Re: Thinking about switching to a baby green anaconda...

    Quote Originally Posted by ArabianOak View Post
    Just not a lot of activity from the ball...super easy going though.

    When you say cleanup, how much more cleanup from an anaconda?

    Have you googled anaconda or another big snakes feces? Or even thought about the large setup you will need?

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    Yes...I've been doing my research but also wanted to reach out to everyone here.

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