Trimeresurus Albolabris



 

English name
White lipped bamboo pitviper
Green tree pitviper

Distribution
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Hong Kong, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan), India (Assam and Nicobar Islands), Indonesia (Sumatra, Bangka, western Java and Madura), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Overview
Color pattern: green above, the side of the head below the eyes is yellow, white or pale green, much lighter than rest of head. The belly is green, yellowish or white below. A light ventrolateral stripe is present in all males, but absent in females. The end of tail is not mottled brown/red.

Habitat
In nature Trimeresurus A. is not a climate specialist. The snakes can be found almost everywhere, in there countries of origin there found from dense or open forest till private parks and houses.

Size
Maximum 110 cm

Venom
hematotoxic
Dutch: bite protocol Trimeresurus Albolabris

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Housing
The Trimeresurus Albolabris are housed in cages build from shuttering plywood 62 cm long, 75 cm wide and 60 cm high. Al the cages are closed with a locker.
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Humidity

Humidity around 60% – 80%.

Lighting

The light period being used is 12hrs on and 12hrs off. When using lights also as heatsource make sure you put the light to one side of the enclosure. So don’t put it right in the middle. By putting it to the right side or left side of the enclosure you will create a warm side and a cooler side of the enclosure. This way your boa can choose for himself/herself what they want. Also put the waterbowl on the cool side of the enclosure, don’t put it underneath the light, this may cause waterrot. We use 28 watt lights, this creates about 28 – 30 degrees celsius as a hotspot.

Feeding
Newborn boa’s will feed mostley a few days after the first shed. They need the first year a small enclosure with a lot of hiding places at the bottom and some higher hidding places. with a lot of leaves. Feeding from newborn untill the age of 2 years old it’s very important to feed every 7 days only proper sized preys. After 2-3 years they can be fed every 2 -3 weeks a small rat.

Sexing
A light ventrolateral stripe is present in all males, but absent in females.

Breeding

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