Baby Cape Coral Cobra For Sale
The Cape Coral Cobra For Sale is a small elapid with an average size of 1.6 to 2.0 feet, but some are known to reach over 2.5 feet in length. Like other members of the genus Aspidelaps it does have an enlarged rostral scale. The body scales are smooth. Coloration ranges from orange to coral red, but some can be a bit yellowish. It has 20-47 narrow, well-defined black crossbars, which may encircle the body and tail.
The Cape coral snake is a nocturnal species. It spends most of it life underground in burrows or beneath stones. It emerges at night (particularly cooler nights) to feed on small vertebrates. It preys on lizards (especially legless skinks, small snakes and small rodents). It will rear up, spread its narrow hood, and hiss loudly if confronted or threatened. They seem to have a reputation for being bad tempered, but often strike with its mouth closed. Little is known about the toxicity of their venom, but it is believed to be dangerously neurotoxic and requires immediate medical attention. In mice, the venom caused neurological symptoms, with death resulting quickly from respiratory failure. Coral Cobras can be housed in a variety of different enclosures. I would recommend housing these snakes individually and only placing them together at mating season. This will ensure that there is no chance of your snakes eating one another, which is rare but can happen. It will also make feeding much easier and there will be less stress for the snake, as these snakes do not live together in the wild. I also find that when it comes time to breed and you place the female with the male, it is very stimulating for the male as he makes contact with the female for the first time that year. As mentioned, in the wild Coral Cobras will eat small vertebrates such as small lizards, snakes, and rodents. In captivity they do well on a diet of small rodents. Even when Coral Cobras are fully grown, I find that it is best to offer two small mice instead of one large mouse. You can feed your Coral Cobra a small pinkie twice a week when they are growing and then as they get older you will only need to feed them once a week.