A large vivarium for an adult will be required, many keepers consider a six feet long vivarium to be a minimum. Preloved supports a number of accesskeys to help you navigate our website, they are as follows: Preloved and the heart device is a registered trademark of Moo Limited. ". They are a messy snake, so particular attention to hygiene must be adhered too – regular careful cleaning and maintenance of the vivarium is essential. Warrell DA (2004). This is because wood is an excellent insulator of heat and so a wooden vivarium will make it easier to control the crucial temperatures required inside the habitat. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Preloved, of your Preloved account and return to the homepage, Use this button to open and close the breadcrumb list, Navigate to the sub-categories of Home and Family, Display the search results in a grid layout, Display the search results in a list layout, This advert has no user uploaded images or videos. We use moss to keep the box moist and humid. The reason that this mutation has cropped up so often is probably due to the very small genetic variation in the UK false water cobra population. This advert is located in and around They more resemble a garter or water snake than their mature counterparts. The eggs should be incubated in an incubator at 84oF. Thanks. The ventral scales are yellow or brown, spotted with dark flecks that make three dotted lines which appear to merge towards the tail. Prolonged, chewing bites may result in painful (sometimes extensive and persistent) swelling, as well as bruising. However, unlike a true cobra, a FWC stays in a horizontal position when it … Clown Loach £7.50 Each Bolton, Greater Manchester. The common name false water cobra is an allusion to its ability to flatten its neck, similar to a cobra as a defensive reaction to make it look larger and more intimidating. Super Red Magma Flowerhorn £85.00 Each Remove Advertisements. [7] H. gigas can flatten not only its neck, but also lower down the body, which is not possible for a true cobra. These radiate heat but produce no light. The fangs are at the rear of the mouth, they need to bite and chew – a larger specimen has more chance of envenomation. In captivity, hypomelanstic animals have been produced. [4] Additional South American common names include mboi-peba, ñacaniná, surucucu-do-pantanal, vibora ladradora (barking snake), and yacanina.[5]. Peterborough, Northamptonshire. False Water Cobras are native to Brazil and are often referred to as The Brazilian Smooth Snake. NW England false water cobra User Name: ... or an oddity+hypo, I believe snake's n adders hatched at least one. Will consider hypo/lavender. Lighting is often provided by keepers, we would suggest a T5 tube of no more than 7{cb5d0a8cf0c44aef2db327d9ab0dba08dd09aed1126b509e5fa01d3aaa87fe47}, Arcadia’s ShadeDweller is ideal. All Rights Reserved. A large Colubrid snake, the False Water Cobra is not related to true Cobras. The background colour of a mature specimen is an olive green or brown, with dark spots and bands covering much of its body. Manchester, Greater Manchester. For this reason, and the venom, this species is best suited to those with a little more experience. CASH WAITING NOW !! Super Red Magma Flowerhorn £85.00 Each eating well im wanting 120 can meet local or drop off local. New fish Oxford, England, False water cobra looking for a new home he is fully grown and likes to hood up extremely aggressive feeding responce, This advert is located in and around Their temperaments can vary considerably between specimens; some are very docile and reluctant to bite, whilst others are very defensive and even aggressive or intimidating. £130.00. Doncaster. However, unlike a true cobra, a FWC stays in a horizontal position when it … Manchester, Greater Manchester. Peterborough, Northamptonshire. The tongue is black, and of the typical snake fashion. Your email address will not be published. It has been recorded as growing to around three metres in length, and although regarded as only mildly venomous caution should be exhibited, especially with a full-grown adult snake. The false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is a non-front-fanged colubroid snake frequently exhibited in zoos, and maintained by amateur collectors. Little detailed documentation regarding the time-course of symptoms development and the consequences of their bites to humans has been published. Description: 4ft Female False Water Cobra (Hydrodynastes Gigas) For Sale For £110 Including Full Set-Up!. False water cobras require a warm basking area but a near constant air temperature. £120.00. The false water cobra's size, abundance within its range and generalist diet make it an important predator in the region it inhabits. They require a proportionate amount of space to live happily. Temperatures should be around 30C under the basking area during the day, lowering to an ambient of around 24C at night. They originate from tropical rainforest areas of South America, and are found in wet humid areas such as marshes. Temperatures should be monitored daily using a�thermometer. To light the enclosure we would use LED bulbs that do not radiate much heat or light. Albino Silver Arowana £300 Each This colouring gives the false water cobra effective camouflage in its natural rainforest environment. [4][6] It is of medium body, and is therefore neither particularly heavy nor slender-bodied, but is one of the heaviest colubrid species when full adult size is attained. Online Order Enquiries - Monday to Friday, In-store Shop Enquiries - Monday to Sunday, By subscribing you agree to be sent marketing emails from Northampton Reptile Centre. False water cobras require a wooden vivarium as their enclosure. eating well im wanting 120 can meet local or drop off local. In South America, it is sometimes referred to as boipevassu. The page you requested does not exist. Heating is best provided by an overhead heater, we use ceramic heaters, some keepers prefer halogen or incandescent bulbs. It is commonly and alternatively known as the false water cobra and the Brazilian smooth snake. What will you do with the babies if you incubate the eggs? It is also very easy to clean. Some mild swelling resulted, but after nine hours, the victim claimed to have experienced three bouts of muscle paralysis, during which he fell and was unable to move or speak. i have 1 x 12 weeks old dark phase hypo cross normal. The ambient air temperature want to be around 88oF is created by using a ceramic night bulb. Decoration: large water bowl, humid hide, natural wood pieces. This advert is located in and around Rectory Farm, Northamptonshire. [4] Females are suggested to have lighter bands and markings on their bodies. False water cobras should be kept on a slightly moist substrate to increase the humidity inside the vivarium. False Water Cobras came into the UK reptile trade in around 1990 (as verified by rep-tech), and odd brown/orange individuals have cropped up from time to time in breedings many times between 1990 and now. Secondly, the vivarium needs to have a sufficient length to allow for the creation of a temperature gradient. 1.2 66% UK Hypo available. Golden Cobra Snakehead £65.00 Each The wooden vivarium should have good ventilation to allow air flow in and out of the enclosure. We found 6 'false water cobra' adverts for you in the UK and Ireland, This advert is located in and around They Wanted. Preloved supports a number of accesskeys to help you navigate our website, they are as follows: Preloved and the heart device is a registered trademark of Moo Limited. It is of medium body, and is therefore neither particularly heavy nor slender-bodied, but is one of the heaviest colubrid species when full adult size is attained. False Water Cobras are rear fanged, mildy venomous, and are highly intelligent and active. Plenty of hides, including the humid area, and a large water area will cater for their needs – they do occasionally climb, so branches may be appreciated. False Water Cobra . Will consider hypo/lavender. Dowling HG, Gibson FW (1970). Otocinclus £3.00 Each Required fields are marked *, Receive information about our animals and products. However, a medical examination did not produce any unusual results. A gravid female should have access to a nesting box to lay her eggs. These animals vary in coloration, from some having only slightly lighter colored saddles, to those that are almost patternless. A water bowl large enough for the snake to get in to should be used providing it does not raise the vivarium humidity too much. Basket. Additionally, the pattern and coloration of this Hydrodynastes species superficially resemble those of true water cobras (Boulengerina). Whilst many substrates are available we have found bark chips to be a great substrate which absorbs some moisture and that is what we keep our false water cobras on. these snakes are for keepers with knowledge of snakes. H. gigas is a large colubrid that may exceed 3 m (9 to 10 ft) in total length (including tail) when adult. This advert is located in and around The preference of wet land as a habitat for H. gigas contributes to its common name of false "water" cobra. You need to consider whether you want this to happen. Food is in the way of appropriately sizes rodents, available commercially in frozen form. CASH WAITING NOW !! This temperature can remain constant day and night. They are a large, fast snake that should only be kept by experienced keepers. [4] Captive-bred specimens can become quite tame and trusting and many exhibit a high level of intelligence. These radiate heat but produce no light. Hatchling and juveniles are much darker in coloration and do not have the typical dark eyes of the adults.