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Anaconda snake careBy: Johan
Now finding an anaconda snake is, due to the fact that they are endangered and not captured in the wild anymore, not easy. Anaconda snake care is really a handful even if you do have previous experience with snakes. Be sure that this is what you want before acquiring the snake and everything needed to sustain it. It is a snake with a temper and you will need to keep a look out not to get bitten. Although not venomous, the anaconda snake does have teeth and the bite can be rather painful, a bite is also a sign of bad anaconda snake care know-how. Therefore it will now follow some simple pointers in anaconda snake care that will ensure the wellbeing of your anaconda snake and also keeping you from getting bitten.
Anaconda snake care – Enclosure, the bigger the better
The title of this section is not intended for the snake but for the snakes habitat. This is a large snake so to exercise good anaconda snake care you should provide it with huge space filled with natural rainforest items and hiding places. Remember though that the more things you put in, the more things you have to clean on a regular basis. The anaconda snake is an aquatic snake made for lying in water. Just dry land might make it stressed, so for best possible anaconda snake care provide it with someplace wet to hide and remember to change the water one and awhile. The enclosure should be plastic because it keeps the heat and humidity better that glassed terrarium. The background lighting should be on a 12 hour cycle with 12 hours full light and 12 hours darkness.
Anaconda snake care – Climate, never second-guess
Temperature is extremely important for a snake and you should not be guessing. Find out what temperature is the best for your specific kind of anaconda snake and try thereafter to keep that temperature at all costs. There are a lot of ways for heating the enclosure but we recommend against ceramic heat emitters or basking bulbs as these dries the air and thus change the humidity. Be sure to place heat so that the snake has a hot spot at one end of the enclosure and a cooler spot on the other. To take the best anaconda snake care as possible and keep control of the situation try to get a thermostat with a probe. Place the thermostat in the cooler part and the probe in the hot part, check both the temperatures regularly and regulate the heater thereafter. Otherwise you want the enclosure to be humid, maybe at 50%-60%, but you should never get it wet and attractive for fungus and mould. There are many ways to check the humidity bit the for best anaconda snake care there are cheap digital hygrometers to buy.
Anaconda snake care – Feeding, naturally dangerous or boring safety
Rodents are the best food and while the anaconda snake prefer them alive they can be converted to pre-killed or frozen rodents. Here there isn’t anything best for your anaconda snake care, you have to choose between the most natural way for the snake to eat or risking it from getting injured in a fight with its meal. It is your choice. An irregular feeding can stress your snake and therefore you should feed it a relatively large rodent once a week. The smartest anaconda snake care tips I can give you is not to handle the snake at least for a day after feeding it as it could make the snake regurgitate.
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