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    Blue Beauty snake experiences and shared info?

    Hey everyone! I'm planning on getting a Vietnamese blue beauty ratsnake sometime next year or the following so I've been in research mode. I've been able to find a small handful of decent sources and spoken to a few keepers, but in general it seems info on old world snakes are kinda scarce.

    Wondering if anyone who owns or owned a blue beauty or had experience with them can share their wisdom or stories?

    Or any resources they reccomend looking into to help me filter out reputable info vs misinformation.

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    Anyone by chance know what humidity these beauty snakes should be kept in? So far that's the most conflicting info where I'm seeing different sources and forums all giving very different ranges.
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    I don't have any information or experience to offer right now, but I do seem to recall that there is a breeder in my area who specializes in beauty rat snakes (and I'm pretty sure they were Vietnamese blues). That breeder usually attends the large Reptile Super Show expo, and I'll be going to that in August, so if I see that particular vendor, I could perhaps bring a list of your main questions to ask?
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    What a thoughtful offer... Of course YOU won't be one bit tempted, will you RedRabbit? hahahaha!
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    Re: Blue Beauty snake experiences and shared info?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    I don't have any information or experience to offer right now, but I do seem to recall that there is a breeder in my area who specializes in beauty rat snakes (and I'm pretty sure they were Vietnamese blues). That breeder usually attends the large Reptile Super Show expo, and I'll be going to that in August, so if I see that particular vendor, I could perhaps bring a list of your main questions to ask?

    Oh wow that's very considerate of you! I'd very much appreciate that thank you! I'd feel alot better getting feedback from a breeder to help figure out which info I've read is legit or misinformation.

    Don't feel obligated if it's too much trouble but main questions/info I'm looking for;

    What temperatures ranges and humidity are they kept in?

    Are there any size differences between males and females?

    Is there any reccomended guideline for feeding as far as prey size and frequency?

    What is the usual expected adult size? I've seen 7-8 ft often quoted but up to 10ft not being uncommon. What is the largest adult you have kept.

    Reccomended taming methods for hatchlings? Is it true most can calm down as they get older with regular handling?

    Thanks for offering!
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    Re: Blue Beauty snake experiences and shared info?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissterDog View Post
    Oh wow that's very considerate of you! I'd very much appreciate that thank you! I'd feel alot better getting feedback from a breeder to help figure out which info I've read is legit or misinformation.

    Don't feel obligated if it's too much trouble but main questions/info I'm looking for;

    What temperatures ranges and humidity are they kept in?

    Are there any size differences between males and females?

    Is there any reccomended guideline for feeding as far as prey size and frequency?

    What is the usual expected adult size? I've seen 7-8 ft often quoted but up to 10ft not being uncommon. What is the largest adult you have kept.

    Reccomended taming methods for hatchlings? Is it true most can calm down as they get older with regular handling?

    Thanks for offering!
    No problem at all! I can't be sure if that particular breeder (or other beauty rat snake breeders) will be at the August show this year, but it wouldn't hurt to try. I'll save a screenshot of these questions to my phone so that I hopefully won't forget on the actual day of the expo, haha. And honestly, I'm kind of curious too; they're beautiful snakes, and if their upkeep isn't too complicated, then who knows? Bogertophis may be onto me, lol.
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    Re: Blue Beauty snake experiences and shared info?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRabbit View Post
    ... honestly, I'm kind of curious too; they're beautiful snakes, and if their upkeep isn't too complicated, then who knows? Bogertophis may be onto me, lol.
    For what it's worth, I raised some Taiwan Beauty rat snakes many years back, but I can't say what the differences in requirements might be? I don't want to assume.
    I lived in the desert when I had them & didn't measure their humidity per se, but their enclosures had large water bowls for them & they never had bad sheds. They
    are more like a racer than a "rat snake"...meaning they're not good at sitting still, but I didn't find their temperament to be difficult...not biters*. I raised mine from c/b
    hatchlings & bred them years later. The Taiwans are gold patterned with black (no "blue") & quite pretty, IMO. Very enthused consumers of f/t mice or rats, not fussy-
    but they do have quite the "boarding house reach", lol. *They have some reputation for being nippy but like most snakes, it's up to the person raising them to
    establish routines & gentle handling, so they know when it's food incoming & when it's not. I don't think that a w/c adult would be at all "fun", lol, but c/b are
    readily available.
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