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    New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    Just got this girl in yesterday. I'm very excited to be working with this species.

    Anyone who has any experience with these snakes, info or advice, please feel free to share!

    BTW, her name is Snickersnee.

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    Congrats, sure is a pretty little thing.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    0.1 Olive (Aussie) Python, Olivia, 2017

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    Re: New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    I agree with Reinz. I no zero about them, but wow, gorgeous.

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    Iíve done some research into kukri snakes in the past. They got their name because their teeth reminded people of kukri knives. The teeth are designed to cut through the leathery shell of reptile eggs. They also eat frogs, toads and lizards. Some researchers wrote an article about the cool but horrifying way they eat poisonous toads. They will eat rodents, but you can feed them bird eggs as well. The eggs will need to be cracked open. The teeth are designed to slice, not puncture, so they wonít be able to open hard shelled bird eggs. As adults their bite is no joke. Even at 2 or 3 feet they can give you stitches. They can be very defensive so Iíd keep them as a display snake. Snake Discovery have a few and they have a video out on how they quarantined them. DM exotics might have some info about them.

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    Very interesting snakes!

    ĎWhen I first read your title I immediately thought of the Kukri/khurkuri knives originating from the Gurkhas Indians.

    I hope that she will easily take rodents, unless you have a reliable source for frogs and lizards.

    Please post more about her progression.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

    1.2 Coastal Carpet Pythons
    Mack The Knife, 2013
    Lizzy, 2010
    Etta, 2013
    1.1 Jungle Carpet Pythons
    Esmarelda , 2014
    Sundance, 2012
    2.0 Common BI Boas, Punch, 2005; Butch, age?
    0.1 Normal Ball Python, Elvira, 2001
    0.1 Olive (Aussie) Python, Olivia, 2017

    Please excuse the spelling in my posts. Auto-Correct is my worst enema.

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    I look forward to reading your experiences with her, as I know zip about them. She's pretty!
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    New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    That is very , very nice !!

    It kinda reminds me of those Red Bamboo rat snakes ( the barred one )



    I had one of the other striped Bamboo rat snakes and it was savage !!

    It also had the sharpest teeth of any Iíve Ďsampledí !!

    He was my scariest snake ... all 14Ē of him !!

    Here he is




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    Re: New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    Iíve noticed a trend of yours and in choosing to take on very much advanced level species in less than a year and a half since acquiring your first snake. Certainly hope that the appropriate thorough research and preparation in advance is being conducted prior to obtaining these animals. Best luck.


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    Re: New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Iíve noticed a trend of yours and in choosing to take on very much advanced level species in less than a year and a half since acquiring your first snake. Certainly hope that the appropriate thorough research and preparation in advance is being conducted prior to obtaining these animals. Best luck.


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    I do appreciate your concern, as it wouldn't be there if you didn't care.

    The foundation of my work, experience and education is exclusively revolved around care, handling, health/rehabilitation and research of captive animals/wildlife, and education of the public in that regard. Thorough planning and research isn't optional, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I still ask for input/advice, especially on sites like these from those with a more intimate knowledge.

    You are correct. I purchased my first ball python (first snake) last July. However, prior to this, had owned and/or cared for reptiles/amphibians for over 10 years, while also working with them in an educational setting. Turtles, snakes, lizards, etc. modifying husbandry according to the newest information. Beginner level species, yes, but all are still going strong.

    In regards to advanced species, I'm assuming you're referring to the WLP? Unfortunately, he did pass away during quarantine, despite veterinary care and medications/supplementation. The feeding complications, and death, was determined to have been caused by organ failure from a heavy parasite load and import stress, not by lack of appropriate effort or poor husbandry. I will eventually be getting another, however, I won't settle for less than captive bred, even if I have to wait years. Same goes for my desire to get a BRB, which I'll be on a waitlist for, for a couple more years, as this allows for more patient planning.

    The kukri snake, this has been a desired species for some time, and I knew what I was getting into. She's eating fantastically for me, and based on the seller's information and my own research on their native habitat/ecosystem dynamics, I feel fairly confident in my efforts to provide her with optimal care. But as always, I'm always open to suggestions, advice, criticisms, and so forth, making modifications that best provide for her needs. I make posts like these for that reason, and because, well, you guys can appreciate the excitement of getting a new snake.

    Thank you

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    Re: New addition- Tioman Island Kukri Snake

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJohn View Post
    Iíve done some research into kukri snakes in the past. They got their name because their teeth reminded people of kukri knives. The teeth are designed to cut through the leathery shell of reptile eggs. They also eat frogs, toads and lizards. Some researchers wrote an article about the cool but horrifying way they eat poisonous toads. They will eat rodents, but you can feed them bird eggs as well. The eggs will need to be cracked open. The teeth are designed to slice, not puncture, so they wonít be able to open hard shelled bird eggs. As adults their bite is no joke. Even at 2 or 3 feet they can give you stitches. They can be very defensive so Iíd keep them as a display snake. Snake Discovery have a few and they have a video out on how they quarantined them. DM exotics might have some info about them.
    A lot is said about their fangs, and what they can do with them. Definitely a display only snake, I bought her with that intent

    She's been feeding very well for me on f/t mouse pinks every 2-3 days. I do additionally offer her a partially opened quail egg in her enclosure on feeding nights, just in case she feels an inkling. As she becomes more established, I'll try introducing additional prey items and see how those are accepted. Otherwise, she's adjusted quite well, and I'm excited to be working with her.

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