Venomous Snakes: Snakes in the Terrarium by Ludwig Trutnau Review
If you know this book, you know the venomous community highly praises it. To veterinary clinics, zookeepers, and horticulturists, this is a classic read for venomous snake husbandry. The author was a practicing herpetologist for over 30 years. The book was initially published in Germany and is considered a classic work in venomous husbandry in […]
What is the Difference Between True Vipers and Pit Vipers?
All vipers fall under the family Viperidae. However, it contains two sub-families that distinguish between what we call “True Vipers” and “Pit Vipers.” The distinction is whether or not a viper has heat-sensing organs, which we call “pits.” Pit Vipers have these heat-sensing organs and belong to the subfamily Crotalinae. True Vipers, on the other hand, lack these […]
What do Snakes Eat?
There are many things that snakes eat. Snakes are carnivores and eat other animals and what a snake eats mainly depends on the snake’s size, as they eat essentially what they can overpower and swallow. Small snakes will eat small rodents while very large snakes have even been known to eat animals such as deer, […]
Why is My Snakes Nose Bleeding?
While there could be many causes for the bleeding of the nose in a snake, one of the most common reasons in captivity snakes can have a nose bleed is because the snake is rubbing their nose and face against the enclosure wall for extended periods. This is likely due to the snake lacking something […]
Venomous Snakes in Captivity Book Review
If you have read Venomous Snakes: Snakes in the Terrarium by Ludwig Trutnau, I thought this book was going to be very similar to that. It turned out to be more of a manual of taking care of venomous snakes in general rather than specific species, however, the book specifically states it is not a […]
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Viperidae Genus Bitis Species nasicornis Scientific Name: Bitis nasicornis Subspecies: Common Name(s): Rhinoceros Viper, Rhino-horned Viper, Rhinoceros-horned Viper, Nose-horned Viper, River Jack, Other Family: Viperidae Max Size: 90-120 cm or 35 to 47 inches. Antivenom Code(s): SAfSAI03, SAfAVC02, SAfIBM01, SAfICP07 Geographical Range: West and […]
Top 10 Most Venomous Snakes in the World
This is a list of the most venomous snakes in the world in order by the LD50 according to subcutaneous injection which is the most common form of envenomation in humans. There are some difficulties with making a list like this, but if we just go by the LD50, this is the list you would […]
Crotalus atrox Care Sheet
***The information on this post cannot and does not serve as medical advice.*** Scientific Name: Crotalus atrox Subspecies: None Common Names: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Coon-tail rattler, Texas rattlesnake, Víbora de cascabel, Víbora serrana (Mexico) Introduction The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) are beautiful snakes; but Crotalus atrox is the venomous snake responsible for the most human […]
Why Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?
Snake shed their skin when they grow. Its the same for many animals; spiders, scorpions, centipedes, and many other animals shed their skin. When an animal increases in size, their skin gets too small for their body, so their skin comes off with a new skin underneath! It is an exciting phenomenon for every collector. […]
What is the World’s Most Venomous Snake?
If we are strictly referring to the toxicity of a snake’s venom, the Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) is probably the winner for the world’s most venomous snake. However, when judging for this position, there are many factors to consider. For example, is this data referring to the toxicity to humans or certain kinds of animals? […]