Albino African House Snakes Personal ad9 Dec 2020 - Other Snakes - Fredericton, NB
I have some baby cape house snakes available.
7 x T+ albinos (Looks albino) - $300 each
4 x het. T+ albinos (Looks normal, carries albino gene) - $150 each
Almost all of them have had 3 meals and are ready for new homes.
These are the cape house snake species, originally from South Africa.
Scientific name: Boaedon capensis (previously; Lamprophis capensis)
These snakes are known to be particularly robust feeding snakes once started.
They start on pinkie mice and progress to adult mice or hopper sized rats when adults.
The males reach about 2 - 2.5 ft and the females can reach up to 4 feet.
They have a similar temperament to corn snakes and are very easy to look after.
My advice is to keep them with a heating pad (although they do well at ambient temperature too) under their cage/tub and give them a moist hide (a small tub containing some moistened moss) for them to climb into occasionally to stop them from getting too dry and to help them with shedding.
Some info on the type of albinism (amelanism) in these snakes:
The T+ (Tyrosinase positive) albino colour mutation is a recessive trait.
There are 2 types of albino genes in house snakes. Tyrosinase negative and tyrosinase positive.
Tyrosinase is one of the proteins that play a part in producing melanin pigment in animals and in albinos.
Tyrosinase negative animals do not have this enzyme and are usually characterized by red eyes and a lack of all black/brown pigment whereas tyrosinase positive animals such as mine have the tyrosinase protein and are characterized by black eyes.
I love these snakes and I am so excited to have some babies to share.
Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions for me.