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Main Category:

Snakes

Sub Category:

Venomous Snakes

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

EEKSTER

Years Experience:

15 to 20 Years

Species:

Monocled Cobra (naja Kaouthia)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

None

Sexing and Characteristics:

Probing is the only way to sex a monocled for certain that Iím aware of

Females lay up to 45 eggs in a clutch in a burrow and coils around them.. Hatchlings are 26-35cm long and miniature replicas of the parents, including fully functional venom glands.


Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

News paper works fine but doesnít look the greatest.

Bamboo litter, reptile mats, bark, coconut husk, Etc

Monocled like water more than most cobras. So a larger water bowl would be preferred on the cool side of the cage. You can also put a small bowl on the warm side to keep the humidity up

Lighting and UVB:

None

Temperatures and Humidity:

They thrive at temperatures between 25 and 32įC (day) and 20 to 25įC (night), and at a humidity of 40 to 80%.

Mist the cage once daily or at least every other day

Heating and Equipment:

Heating pads, heat lights. Never use heat rock terrible heating method.

Caging Provided:

I prefer a solid wood box with locks on the doors or something like a vision cage but that will not work for a baby monocled they can slip between the glass and escape

Just as a reference on cage size 20 gallon for babies, 55 to 70 gallon for adults. I do not recommend using aquariums for hots to hard to seal up.

They are timid snakes so a plants or two isnít a bad idea. fake or real doesnít much matter just make sure itís a nontoxic plant just to be safe. If not your snake will hide in the box all the time of course you donít want to much stuff in the cage to get in the way

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Mice, chicks,and rats

The size of you snake will determine which one of these you feed.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Calcium not bad idea for a growing baby or a gravid female

Itís up to the Keepers not a must unless gravid.

Maintenance:

Very easy care. keep the cage clean,water bowls filled with fresh water, and monitor your temperature and humidity

That’s the basics

Some Words on this Species:

All I can say is there fast, smart, and unlike any other hot Iíve owned.

some monocled are timid to a point, but some are very aggressive it varies

I gathered this info from my personal experiences and from a few other care sheets I found.

There really isnít a lot out there on these snakes as far as care. It is minimum but if you don"t know you canít care for your pet properly. I hope this helps new comers

Just remember be safe and responsible

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