Means of Introduction: Released pet. Status: Unknown. Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made. Remarks: Not reported breeding.

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As you can see from this photo, the elephant trunk snake appears quite soggy with loose skin, almost reminiscent of a Green anaconda. Their care is specialized. Elephant trunk snakes are various shades of brown and some have spots, stripes, or a combination of both. Their bellies are generally a lighter tone closer to an ivory, cream, or pale yellow. They have loose-fitting skin that suits their aquatic lifestyle and allows them fluid movement within the water.

Neither gender usually exceeds eight feet in length, making them a moderately-sized animal to keep as a pet. They tend to live between twelve and twenty years in captivity. Elephant Trunk Snake Habitat Elephant trunk snakes are one of the few species of pet snakes that are truly aquatic.

This is one area of their care that is extremely unique. A mature animal will require a tank that holds at least 40 gallons, but anything larger is also fine. Elephant trunk snakes are known for being escape artists, so be sure that your tank has a secure fitting lid on top.

We also weigh our lids down with either a hardback book or two on each side or a rock or hefty paperweight. Water in the tank should be warm. Make sure to provide plenty of hiding places within your tank as this species is an ambush predator and also can be somewhat shy.

Another necessity is an elevated, out of water platform such as floating cork bark. Although they live aquatic lives, these snakes do enjoy basking and will emerge from water to do so. Elephant Trunk Snake Feeding Habits One of the most important facets of Elephant trunk snake care is their feeding habits and preferences. Most terrestrial snakes that people keep as pets eat mice or rats. The elephant trunk snake has a completely different diet because it eats aquatic prey.

Elephant trunk snakes et aquatic animals such as fish and frogs. The elephant trunk snakes at Backwater Reptiles are offered feeder fish. Many owners allow a small feeder fish population to exist within the tank, while others place only one or two fish at a time in the tank.

Elephant Trunk Snake Temperament Elephant trunk snakes are extremely mellow and non-aggressive towards people. However, we must mention that although you can remove the snake from water, handling should be limited to removing the snake for cleaning of its tank or other such necessities.

No discussion on Elephant snake care would be complete without mentioning the aspect of handling these special reptiles. Due to the way it is built, the elephant trunk snake is not meant to be picked up and held. The bottom line is, although elephant trunk snakes might be friendly to people, DO NOT pick them up or handle them on a regular basis. Conclusion — Elephant trunk snake care Because they are not interactive pets and because they require a completely different set up and care requirements than traditional pet reptiles, we recommend elephant trunk snakes for experienced herp owners only.


Elephant trunk snake

It is also kept as an exotic pet. Description Acrochordus javanicus possesses a wide and flat head, nostrils situated on the top of the snout. However, its head is also wide as the body. Females are bigger than males and the maximal size of an individual is cms. The skin is baggy and loose giving the impression that it is too big for the animal. The skin is covered with small rough adjacent scales. The skin is also used in the tannery industry and its leather is called Karung.


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Sometimes it will forage both during the day and at night. The snake captures its prey by folding its body around it, using its prehensile tail and the sharp scales to ensure a firm grip. The Javan wart snake rarely comes onto land. Their baggy skin is developed for agility under water and restricts them from traveling efficiently on land. Most of the time, the snake stays under the water surface, and it can do so for up to 40 minutes continously. When it need to breathe, the snake floats to the water surface and position its nostrils above water for 15 to 20 seconds. Food Habits The Javan wart snake is a carnivore.

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