Poisonous snakes without poison, legends and facts
Very often my posts under slip phrases on the removal of the fangs of Viper and snakes of the elapid snakes of different other ways to achieve safe work with dangerous types is also sounded. I have to say, I’m against working with defective snakes. Will tell more to further the conversation with the observers was much more productive.
Venevitinov, poisonous snakes, which after surgery can not enter the poison. They come with remote stings, or with the cut paths from the gland to the tooth. Such aspidova and vipers and pit vipers (Cobra, krait, Mamba, Tapani, etc.) necessary for the collections of zoos, in places where there are laws about poisonous animals for public educational demonstrations, such as walking kindergartens with typename (as does R. Hosser). Again, for the simple terrariumistov, if the snake was purchased from the source of the first two examples. Also, removed the poisonous teeth of the two methods, but it is extremely inefficient, direct removal of poisonous fangs leads to regeneration of functional parts, subsaline all scaly on top, often remove maxillary bone, which are poisonous fangs, this leads to impending doom the serpent. Exotic show of venomoids often use, but often replacing cobras on ugowych harmless snakes, many of which are also able to show the hood.
Snake-venomoid still able to bite, leaving wounds from the teeth, but without much consequences. There may be an allergic reaction to the saliva of snakes, or irritation in response to particular components of the saliva of poisonous snakes, but combined with life. Anyway, it is not necessary to test it, the operation could have defective or injured parts poisonous apparatus to recover, it’s not about the glands, the glands will never recover! If direct really need to take the hands of venomoid, pre-check its bite in the feeding rodent, try to squeeze out the poison (without experience you can injure the snake).
Offspring from “safe poisonous” snakes poisonous, surgery is not inherited! Yes, some still believe in miracles and they need it to repeat.
The lack of venom gland of the elapid snakes of the snakes (cobras, tipani, Mamba. ) does not prevent the conversion of feed, but feed these harmless snakes can only pridobiti rodents, they kill them.
Harmful if such an operation? Not established that the lack poisonous glands harm the snake, but the operation itself may lead to the death of the snake even in the hands of a very experienced vet, if the surgery is done correctly, there may already be a threat to the health of the snake in the future. For young snakes for the removal of the glands is extremely dangerous, so practice this only on the adolescents and adult snakes. The cost of operations in the Russian Federation about 10000-15000. After the surgery should be proper care for a pet, or you may follow the inflammation.
Snakes with removed glands behave exactly as their poisonous counterparts, the difference can be only in satskheneti if this snake lived under normal conditions and nobody touched her, the aggression with all its postures and hoods will be maintained to their last breath.
The laws on this subject is, poisonous snakes from CITES list cannot operate, only contain.
The removal of the glands for fun is a bad idea-there is no question, but in the content of these snakes do not see anything wrong. Venomoids do not wish to keep, they seem to me defective, and they do not always silicone, is injected from this head shape change sensitive, any experienced terrarium Keeper first sight recognize the Cobra or the Viper with remote glands, it is how experienced photographers find photoshop on the pictures.