Miscellaneous poisonous snakes
A very large representative of the genus, reaching more than 2 meters in length. The representative of the only two species of bog on the African continent.
Inhabiting rain-forests and on the plains along the rivers almost throughout Equatorial Africa from West to East. This Western Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Senegal, the Gambia, Benin, Liberia, Guinea, Congo, Zambia. Species readily climbs trees and swims well, is commonly found in scrub, where it hunts birds. Leads nocturnal. Bites to humans are quite dangerous.
This species is named after American naturalist and Explorer William Blanding’s turtles (1772 – 1857). Very interesting and quite a rare snake in terms of content. The peculiarity of this species, in addition to obscure systematic belonging to the genus Boiga by Toxicodryas is rare for snakes sexual dimorphism. Males of this species have bluish-black body with yellow bases at the head and yellow spots in the anterior third of the body. Females have a grey body with brown spots and stripes. Fry first colored the same as adult females, but very quickly the males peretsvetayut.
For the content of this snake I recommend a spacious cage with several tiers of branches. Although they live well and in suitable size cages. Just, in my opinion, such beautiful snakes always want to see). It is desirable to shelter that the snake was not nervous and felt safe, a big drinker. Daytime temperatures are around 27 to 29 degrees at night and 22-25. Humidity recommend to keep about 70%. Ideally you need to feed a quail or a chicken, but eat mice and rats. We fed our big time in 5-6 days, giving two two-week perepechenko.
For cultivation of this species wintering is not required, but a small drop in temperature by a couple of weeks never hurt. To spray them the same two times less, simulating the dry season. The species is oviparous, eggs are quite large, like the kids that come out of them. Incubate the clutch when the common average temperatures (28 – 29 and lower at night to 25 – 26). In General, this difference in three degrees is well suited for the incubation of most species of snakes.
The behavior of Bogi often quite aggressive, especially the males. The attacking poses are very expressive, boiga flexes zigzag the front third of the body and got its mouth widely, uploda the lower jaw. Looks very impressive. They bite, I must say reluctantly, often, more frightening, but if you did, most likely, will take out the poisonous teeth, which are her deeply in the mouth, but have a relatively large size. A strong poison that causes paralysis. You can actually die, so safety needs to be the same as when working with other species of poisonous snakes.