Your Reptile and Amphibian Resource and Information Site

Anacondas Forum

Click Here To Register and Become A Member Of The RepticZone Family  

Back to Anacondas Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area  

Josephine 11 !!   Flicker3123   Maliki666   Snakeman774   Nelson jacobson   Maliki666   Nelson jacobson   Maliki666   Defiler13   Nelson jacobson   Denial9945   Defiler13   TheSurfer   GoodNPlenty   Nelson jacobson   Nelson jacobson   Nelson jacobson   BigJim84   BigJim84   GoodNPlenty   Maliki666   GodfatherBest   Jackii   Rhys_1992   Takahiro111   ReptileGOD   ReptileGOD   Takahiro111   ReptileGOD   Takahiro111  
Pages 1 2 Next

 Member  Message

 #2046460


Josephine 11 !!
View Profile





 Can i handle an anaconda

I have had a rtb for about 5 years - she is about 7 feet and about 40 lbs. She is dog tame an handled almost every day for a few hours so she is tolerant - never sttuck never bitten. She is my favorite pet and she gets tons of love and attention I have been looking to get a more intermediate snake. What is the temperment of the anaconda that is handled daily. Would I as the only snake person in my house, be able to handle her and keep her safe? I
have the room for enclosure, and afford feeding, vet care, etc. but want to hear from you guys.
i have no second person to help with feeding which is no problem with my boa but will i be able to o tht with an anaconda. if i were to get one, it would be for its whole life. so i want to make a good decision.


thanks



07/28/09  01:28am

 #2048019


Flicker3123
View Profile



  Message To: Josephine 11 !!   In reference to Message Id: 2046460


 Can i handle an anaconda

Before responding to this post take the time to go to the redtail and burm forum.



07/30/09  01:32pm

 #2071672


Maliki666
View Profile



  Message To: Josephine 11 !!   In reference to Message Id: 2046460


 Can i handle an anaconda

I have a lot of experience with rtb and i would bet a thousand dollars that your boa doesn’t weigh 40lbs, 15 at best but more like ten! MY 13 FT GREEN ANACONDA ONLY WEIGHS 80LBS



09/14/09  04:18pm

 #2075773


Snakeman774
View Profile



  Message To: Josephine 11 !!   In reference to Message Id: 2046460


 Can i handle an anaconda

Hey buddy i have been doing snakes for awhile and i never had any issues with my 2 anacondas i have both puppy dog tame.



09/24/09  12:57am

 #2076839


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: Snakeman774   In reference to Message Id: 2075773


 Can i handle an anaconda

Maliki666 i’ll make a ten thousand dollar bet with you that I have a boa over 50 lbs.



09/26/09  02:16pm

 #2077773


Maliki666
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2076839


 Can i handle an anaconda

If your trying to convince me that anyone on this site has a RTB at 7 feet long and 40 -50 lbs don’t waste my time or yours, san diego zoo at least a few years ago had a RTB at 13 ft and claimed it was the largest in captivity weighing only 45 lbs. A very large RTB at this length could easily hit this weight or more, but 7 feet long and 40lbs isn’t even reasonable. Save your breath and your money



09/28/09  04:10pm

 #2077979


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: Maliki666   In reference to Message Id: 2077773


 Can i handle an anaconda

my red tail isn’t 7 feet she is 9 1/2ft. and weighs 50+ empty.



09/28/09  09:43pm

 #2078376


Maliki666
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2077979


 Can i handle an anaconda

Very hard to believe no offense, but if true then by far the exception not the rule



09/29/09  06:08pm

 #2078622


Defiler13
View Profile



  Message To: Maliki666   In reference to Message Id: 2078376


 Can i handle an anaconda

Would you happen to have a picture of this Beastly rtb?



09/30/09  09:45am

 #2079748


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: Defiler13   In reference to Message Id: 2078622


 Can i handle an anaconda

I don’t know how to shrink the file size to post pics. All my pictures are like 2mb and that is apparently to big to post. i have alot of pictures of her.



10/03/09  03:17am

 #2079767


Denial9945
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2079748


 Can i handle an anaconda

no offense but if you have to come to a forum and ask a bunch of people that do not know you if you can handle a conda then the answer is no. Only you can know if you can handle one or not. If you have to ask people then usually the answer is no



10/03/09  08:37am

 #2079804


Defiler13
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2079748


 Can i handle an anaconda

Well since theyre to big to upload here upload them to photobucket.com or something because IF ITS REAL then that would be a pic worth seeing.



10/03/09  10:59am

 #2080275


TheSurfer
View Profile



  Message To: Defiler13   In reference to Message Id: 2079804


 Can i handle an anaconda

you crop the pic to get a smaller size. take a pic with plenty of room on the sides to crop(the boa right in the middle). that should fix your little predicament.



10/04/09  06:22pm

 #2080980


GoodNPlenty
View Profile



  Message To: Josephine 11 !!   In reference to Message Id: 2046460


 Can i handle an anaconda

"I have been looking for a more intermediate snake"

I’m not sure what non-venomous snake could be considered more advanced than a green anaconda? Rock pythons are often said to have the worst temperment, but then again so are anacondas but most here will tell you it’s different from snake to snake and handler to handler. Burms and Retics get close to same overall size.

Either way, you’re talking about something "more intermediate" than one of the Big 4 (Retic, Burm, Conda, Af Rock). When it comes to constrictors, these 4 are the tops of Handling Need to Know skills. In fact, I would wager condas might rank at the top for the sole reason of how they can strike.

Where most snakes give you the typical S-coil that signals a strike is likely, a conda gives no such warning and will "slash" at 90 degree angles with mouth open almost like it would use its teeth to rake over you and maybe get a bite where it could.
For this lack of forewarning alone, anacondas *might* take top dog as it were for Advanced Handling requirements rather than Intermediate.

*This is not meant to portray condas as aggressive attack-snakes, but simply explain how, if viewed as "more intermediate" you will be setting yourself up for stitches in the near future. These are serious snakes and advanced husbandry knowledge/experience is recommended.

~ GNP



10/06/09  03:43pm

 #2081083


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: GoodNPlenty   In reference to Message Id: 2080980


 Can i handle an anaconda




i’m trying to see if i can post.



10/06/09  06:47pm

 #2081084


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2081083


 Can i handle an anaconda

[Url]
its not working



10/06/09  06:48pm

 #2081090


Nelson jacobson
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2081084


 Can i handle an anaconda



I didn’t have anyone to help me take pics/handle her. So they are not the best. however I felt I owed you guys something. she is easily stretching over 9 ft. And weighs over 50lbs. TO quote the famous Mr. Ripely "believe it or not".



10/06/09  07:08pm

 #2081232


BigJim84
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2081090


 Can i handle an anaconda

If you are the only one,you dont need to worry about it bein safe,but maybe you instead...A burm would be a better off move..I think the rule of thumb is any restrictor over 6 foot should be held with atleast two people in the room..There is no way as 1 person should you be around a large anaconda by yourself..Yes it sounds cool to say I have an anaconda,but they are very serious snakes..If you ask me,junping from a red tail to a conda would result in your anaconda going up for sale after a few years......



10/06/09  10:56pm

 #2081381


BigJim84
View Profile



  Message To: BigJim84   In reference to Message Id: 2081232


 Can i handle an anaconda

Now that i see you are only 11, I dont understand how do your parents would ok all that and not want anything to do with the snakes?Sorry,but you would have very irresponsable parents cause it sounds like they have no clue about snakes and just get you what you want.Just because you have the space and urge now,dosnt mean you will later..Now I dont even recomend a burm..I would suggest keeping your rtb,and give yourself atleast till you are 18 for burms and condas..Remember,these wont be snakes you will be able to house in a college dorm.And you DO need a second person around for them.Please be wise and wait...Your too you..Granted u will be alittle older when it gets bigger,but maybe by then you will know more about what you wanna do about college and a career..THat way you dont have a snake for sale on here,or nothing bad happens to u in the mean time



10/07/09  12:04pm

 #2081452


GoodNPlenty
View Profile



  Message To: BigJim84   In reference to Message Id: 2081381


 Can i handle an anaconda

From your profile "I have a ball python, a leopard gecko and a blue tongue skink"

I’m not sure if it is due to lack of updating or not, but I see nothing of a 7ft RTB.

I would suggest sticking to RTBs for now and look for working with the Big 4 later on. Heck, many highly knowledgable and advanced handlers never get into Retics/Burms/Condas/Af Rocks simply because of size issues, and these are people with decades of experience in some cases.

*BTW - those are some awesome pics of your RTB, Nelson!

~ GNP



10/07/09  03:00pm

 #2081519


Maliki666
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2081090


 Can i handle an anaconda

I don’t know man, 50+lbs is still a hard sell for the snake in the pics, very beautiful snake indeed, but probably not the weight you think! When I first got my big male anaconda the owner said that he weighed 25lbs and was between 7 and 7 1/2 feet long, I had no reason to doubt this when I handled this snake and when put on a pull scale weighed only 14lbs. My big male anaconda now stretches at 13ft even and when weighed the other day scaled 74lbs, normally he is in the 78-80- range but has dropped some, even my 14ft retic only scales 60 and she is very girthy! If you weigh your snake with an accurate scale you may be surprised, beautiful snake though. And as the others have said an anaconda is a big responsibility and the strength these animals possess far exceeds that of rtb"s trust me. Also the are very messy compared to all other constrictors, after eating they need their cage cleaned everyday or at least every two days! I handle mine by myself and because of this when it’s time to clean their cage I usually drag him across the floor to his pond so i’m alone in the cage, this is an animal who has never bitten me in 8yrs of keeping him but a large snake is to much to handle by yourself if you plan on holding it. Putting a snake like these on your shoulders at this size and even smaller can have serious risks, they can kill a person by accident just trying to support their own weight and can strangle a person without knowing it. Also they can have very strong feeding responses to animals like duck and will grab anything in front of them when they smell food, at your age you would not be able to fight off a large constrictor in that situation. Now that I have said what I wanted to say I wish you good luck and all on this site can sympathize with your desire to own a snake even at your age cause we have all been their, but use some common sense and you will live long enough to work with these animals when the time is more appropriate. GOOD LUCK!



10/07/09  06:24pm

 #2255957


GodfatherBest
View Profile



  Message To: Nelson jacobson   In reference to Message Id: 2081090


 Can i handle an anaconda

wow awesome boa man. not over weight and fat like most "big" boas out there now. i’m stunned she’s beautiful



02/19/12  12:32pm

 #2270937


Jackii
View Profile



  Message To: GodfatherBest   In reference to Message Id: 2255957


 Can i handle an anaconda

i disagree with everyone. that snake looks like it could way more! I still don’t think a conda is the right move to make now, sorry. I’m 14 and can barely keep up with my mississippi map turtle, Betta, Cali king, and dog. It may be a good idea to get a different snake if you’re like me and have already decided to pursue my love of reptiles and make it into a career. Good luck.



06/23/12  12:47pm

 #2283217


Rhys_1992
View Profile



  Message To: Jackii   In reference to Message Id: 2270937


 Can i handle an anaconda

Good looking boa. As said best to wait big snakes ain’t something to be taken lightly. I’ve got a burm just over 13 foot and his strike for food is fierce. Even my 6 foot burm can strike. There not cheap to keep either with heating for a big enclosure, feeding vet bills if ever needed etc. Enjoy your boa for time being Is best thing to do. People on here give good advice follow it and you will have happy and healthy reptiles



10/19/12  11:14am

 #2306747


Takahiro111
View Profile



  Message To: Rhys_1992   In reference to Message Id: 2283217


 Can i handle an anaconda

I agree 100% with you big snakes aren’t easy to keep my burm(16’) and boa(8’)food cost more than my other reptiles and their vet bills due to their dangerous size my monitors also meet up with their expense. A anaconda is way to dangerous and should be lefted to experts. I wouldn’t call myself and expert but I dealt with reptiles for years and I wouldn’t ever get a posionous or anaconda maybe a retic but I’ll wait until I’m more advanced.



07/05/14  10:59am

 #2307012


ReptileGOD
View Profile



  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2306747


 Can i handle an anaconda

u have a burm that’s 16 feet



07/09/14  03:28pm

 #2307013


ReptileGOD
View Profile



  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2306747


 Can i handle an anaconda

you have a burm that’s 16 feet



07/09/14  03:29pm

 #2307022


Takahiro111
View Profile



  Message To: ReptileGOD   In reference to Message Id: 2307013


 Can i handle an anaconda

Yea its housed at my brothers house now for a while..I had it since we both was little he was a week old hatchling and I was a little girl lol best gift I ever got :) that’s what made me get into reptiles. I took him to the vet for a checkup to see if he was over weight and they said albino burms can get 16-17’ in captivity but he hasn’t grown anymore..he stopped lol.



07/09/14  07:31pm

 #2307023


ReptileGOD
View Profile



  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2307022


 Can i handle an anaconda

Wo that’s awesome what color is he



07/09/14  07:50pm

 #2307025


Takahiro111
View Profile



  Message To: ReptileGOD   In reference to Message Id: 2307023


 Can i handle an anaconda

Hes yellowish and white but he was a little orange when he was little but that orange dissappeared as he got older. The breeder said he was the only albino out the clutch that had orange on him could he be mixed with something else or its the color that fades as he got older?



07/09/14  08:54pm

Pages 1 2 Next


Back to Anacondas Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area