Experience: Novice snake holder
Food: Live or dead prey.
Feeding adult: Every 10 to 20 days
Feeding young: Every 5 to 7 days
Water bowl: Yes
Change water: 3 times a week
Usually feeds on ground rodents such as mice, chicks and rats.
You can offer these prey animals alive or dead. Although it is more practical to accustom them to dead prey. It sometimes happens that the food animal injures your snake. If you go for live food, you will have to stay with it while feeding your snake, because most prey animals can also injure the snake. In addition, run the hose out of the housing and with food tongs to avoid unnecessary injuries. If they are kept together, it is wise to take them apart during feeding. It sometimes happens that the snakes grab the same prey or grab each other and this can lead to unnecessary injuries..
The accommodation must be kept clean to prevent diseases and bacteria accumulation. This can be done by doing this weekly, it is also wise to thoroughly clean and disinfect the accommodation a few times a year. This prevents the build-up of bacteria. When cleaning, make sure you also clean the climbing branches and elevations.
Like many other snakes, they can be defensive. This ensures that they are not always easy to handle. To avoid unnecessary wounds, a hose hook must therefore be used. Only handle them with your hands if you know that the snake is used to people. Always be calm during handling, this minimizes stress on the hose. Finally, there are a few things to pay attention to. The hose cannot be handled in the dark and immediately after shedding. At such a moment, handling is extra stressful on the animal.