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Egg-eating Snakes – Natural History and Care in Captivity

Frank is always eager to give up-and-coming exotic pet enthusiasts a chance to get published, and share their interests and findings with the world. The following article is writen by That Reptile Blog Guest Blogger Joseph See and contains information that may be of interest to our readers. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of Frank Indiviglio.

Hello all, I am Joseph See. As a college student working towards a degree in biology, I thought I would write about a very underrated group of snakes, which also happen to be the first snakes I kept and bred. When I was younger I kept all the manner of creatures around the house, except snakes, which my parents disliked. But upon moving out in college I decided to try my hand at one species that I read much about and always fascinated me.

Egg-eating Snakes (Dasypeltis) are fascinating, highly specialized colubrids that are featured in almost any book on snakes, due to their bizarre feeding habits. Egg-eating Snakes feed solely on bird eggs, and can swallow eggs several times the size of their heads. They are also undemanding and easy to keep, as long as you start with established specimens. Read More »

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