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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

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    These snakes interest me a lot! Could you share some information about why they aren't commonly kept? Are they difficult to take care of? Expensive? Not common/rare?

    They are really a fantastic species; if you ever come across one, scoop it up! I am actually surprised they are not found more often, as they are a dwarf locality of the Amethystine complex. So basically, you can enjoy the feisty intelligence and attitude of a scrub in a size that is actually manageable. From what I can tell, they are just really hard to find. There are alot of restrictions in regards to the export of scrub pythons, and I hear Tanimbars are not easy to breed in captivity.

    Husbandry is pretty straight-forward. Similar to a green tree python, but without the threat of impending death if it's not perfect from the start They are arboreal, HIGHLY intelligent, and ultra-alert. Also, being bird-eaters, they have very long teeth and pack a hell of a bite. I got lucky with my little one and he's mostly a bluffer. Getting him out of the viv can be a struggle, but once he's out, he is really fun. Scrubs can be notoriously difficult to handle, so I definitely think I lucked out.

    Although, any time I've toted him along to the pet store from whence he came, everyone on staff is shocked that he is the animal I took home. He had a bit of a bad reputation So yeah, I randomly came across him at a local reptile store where I always buy feeders for my Dumeril's. I walked past his cage and literally back-pedaled. He hissed at me and it was love at first site (although, he's never done it again!).

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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

    Somebody is not happy about going from a 7 day to a 10 day feeding schedule! Grabbed the tongs instead of the rat!


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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Slytherin View Post
    They are really a fantastic species; if you ever come across one, scoop it up! I am actually surprised they are not found more often, as they are a dwarf locality of the Amethystine complex. So basically, you can enjoy the feisty intelligence and attitude of a scrub in a size that is actually manageable. From what I can tell, they are just really hard to find. There are alot of restrictions in regards to the export of scrub pythons, and I hear Tanimbars are not easy to breed in captivity.

    Husbandry is pretty straight-forward. Similar to a green tree python, but without the threat of impending death if it's not perfect from the start They are arboreal, HIGHLY intelligent, and ultra-alert. Also, being bird-eaters, they have very long teeth and pack a hell of a bite. I got lucky with my little one and he's mostly a bluffer. Getting him out of the viv can be a struggle, but once he's out, he is really fun. Scrubs can be notoriously difficult to handle, so I definitely think I lucked out.

    Although, any time I've toted him along to the pet store from whence he came, everyone on staff is shocked that he is the animal I took home. He had a bit of a bad reputation So yeah, I randomly came across him at a local reptile store where I always buy feeders for my Dumeril's. I walked past his cage and literally back-pedaled. He hissed at me and it was love at first site (although, he's never done it again!).
    Thank you for the information! Im still new to the community.... hobby? lol. I currently only own ball pythons, but I am really interested in getting one of these in the future! I look forward to seeing more pictures!

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    Thanks for sharing, just gorgeous..

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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

    Got him on the scale last night and he’s up more than 50g in 2 months!

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    He also discovered the Dumeril’s enclosure


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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

    Another perfect shed from this guy. Up 5 inches in 6 weeks!

    Switching him from a 7-day to a 10-day feeding cycle and he was not happy about the extra wait! Started with a rat pup, then left the room for MAYBE two minutes. Came back and it was gone! He reared up like a demon, with a look that screamed, “WHERE’S THE OTHER ONE?!” I had to squeeze my quail-laiden tongs through a barely cracked glass door to avoid losing a hand! The feeding response on this beast is otherworldly.




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    Re: Introducing Apophis (pic heavy)

    He's a real beauty Slytherin!
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