Common Name: False Water Cobra
Species: Hydrodynastes Gigas
Price: Females are £300, Males are £250, or £450 for a male and female pair.
Details: Captive Bred in the UK. False Water Cobras are a rear fanged, mildly venomous snake. They are not related to the cobra family, but given their name because they have a false hood, designed to make predators think they are more dangerous than they are. Captive bred animals are often much more docile than they would be in the wild, some will rarely display this hood. They are not deemed dangerous to humans, but can cause localized swelling and pain from a bite. This, in addition to their semi aquatic nature, large size and temperament, means this snake is only available to experienced keepers who have kept at least one other species of snake before and can demonstrate confidence in handling. A very unique and rewarding species to keep for someone looking for something more challenging than the usual beginner snakes.
How to buy this animal: Our animals for sale are available to see in our shop in central Cardiff. We do not allow online checkout with animals as stock can change very quickly if someone buys the animal in store, and because we need to ask you a few questions to make sure this is the right animal for you and you have the correct setup and know how to care for it. To reserve an animal, please visit us in store, call, leave a Facebook message or email. You will need to be over 18 to purchase an animal, so please don’t be offended if we ask for identification. If you’re under 18, you’ll need to bring a parent/guardian with you. We will ask some questions that we ask everyone and in most cases will also ask to see a photo of your setup just to double check it’s suitable. You will be required to leave a name, address and telephone number.
Delivery: We offer free local delivery in Cardiff, Barry, Penarth and Dinas Powys. Delivery within 100 miles of the shop is available and we can give you a quote but need a postcode to do so. We can help you arrange UK wide delivery via licensed reptile courier and will hold an animal if paid for until a courier is available.