DRAGON SNAKE INQUIRY QUESTIONARRE

Thank you for your interest in our available Dragon Snakes.

The Dragon Snakes we are making available are all male wild caught imports that have been established in captivity with us for at least 2 years. The staple of their diet is composed of tadpoles and frogs. They are also being fed guppies, but due to their strong preference for amphibious prey, I would like them to go to homes that are willing and able to provide them with tadpoles and frogs as a staple dietary item. They will be $800.00 + shipping each since they have been very well established with us here.

 

Due to their more advanced requirements, I would like to ask a few questions regarding your experience as a reptile keeper. We have put a lot of time, energy and love into our Dragon Snakes and want to ensure that they are going to homes that are capable of fulfilling all of their needs so that they are able to thrive in their new environment. 

 

Please understand that we have already received over one hundred inquiries and we only have six Dragon Snakes that we will be selling. With that said, due to the high demand and very low availability, there will be many accomplished, smart and experienced keepers that may not end up with a Dragon Snake simply because we do not have nearly enough to offer. However, we will be saving the contact information of these keepers so that we may reach out again when we have captive bred offspring to sell.

Due to their high sensitivity to heat, we will not be shipping Dragon Snakes to their new homes until the end of October at the earliest. Therefore, we will be accepting applications until October 1st. You will receive a response from us shortly after the submission deadline.

Thank you all so much for your support, we couldn't do this without you!

 

Please fill out the following questionnaire.

First, let's gather your basic information.

How long have you been working with reptiles?
How many reptiles do you currently keep?
What kind of reptiles do you primarily keep?
What kind of snake species do you currently keep? Check all that apply.
How much experience would you consider you have with wild caught reptiles?
What region(s) are the reptiles you currently keep native to? Check all that apply.
Do you have an established relationship with a qualified herp veterinarian?
How familiar are you with the husbandry and care of Dragon Snakes?
Have you ever kept or do you currently keep Dragon Snakes?
If you have ever or currently keep Dragon Snakes, have any passed away in your care?
Do you plan to contribute to captive breeding efforts for Dragon Snakes?
Do you have experience preparing and administering medication for snakes?
Do you know how to effectively identify, test for, and treat common mild illnesses that occur in snakes without having to take them into the veterinary office for a physical examination?

Consultations with your herp vet are always encouraged, but taking a wild caught Dragon Snake in to the veterinary office for a physical examination is not recommended. From my observations, one of the leading causes of captive mortality in Dragon Snakes is related to excessive stress. It is crucial to minimize stress as much as possible with this species, and this includes knowing how to tend to their needs in the least invasive way possible.

Do you currently have a steady colony of healthy feeder tadpoles and/or frogs?
Do you currently have a steady colony of healthy feeder fish?

Remember that not all fish are deemed safe to feed to snakes. Your feeder fish colony should include fish such as guppies, platies, and mollies. While goldfish and minnows are most readily available, they must be avoided as they contain an anti-nutrient enzyme called thiaminase that break down vitamin B1, which is crucial for all living beings to carry out their bodily functions. To learn more about thiaminase and its affects on snakes, click here.

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