Can you devenom snakes?

Discussion in 'General Snakes' started by theend882, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. theend882

    theend882 Embryo

    i just heard that u can devenom snakes is this true? if it is how is it done?
  2. Ash19

    Ash19 Embryo

    Yeah it's true I'm pretty sure. I saw some documentary about it on tv once...I think they hold the head of the snake, and firmly press the open mouth down onto some sort of jar with a rubbery type lid so the fangs pierce it and the venom drains out. I'm not sure, but I think they have to keep doing it every once in a while, becomes it comes back. Though I could be wrong. I saw this a while ago.
  3. That sounds like the process of milking to get venom for anti-venom. As for devenoming I would say that it would be a surgical procedure to get rid of the venom glands. Not sure if it is possible.
  4. Ash19

    Ash19 Embryo

    Ohh that clears that up for me lol! I always wondered about that.
  5. coastie

    coastie Embryo

    I've heard they sometimes even after they remove the glands they can grow back, don't know if its bs or not. They still have those fangs unless they're removed too, sounds pretty cruel though.
  6. theend882

    theend882 Embryo

    i thought the snake would die or somthing like that if u did
  7. Well you would be removing what it uses to hunt and eat. Might make it so they won't eat. Removing the fangs would be very cruel.
  8. theend882

    theend882 Embryo

    thats what i thought
  9. brandywine55

    brandywine55 Embryo

    Just go with a constrictor!
  10. wideglide

    wideglide Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's really a bad thing to devenom a snake. Just don't keep the snake if you can't deal with what it offers. I've heard a lot of sideshows in India that show the dancing cobras devenomize the snakes by making them latch onto something then ripping the fangs and glands right out of the snakes mouth. Nice, huh? Stupid people.
  11. Ouch that has got to hurt the snake and really piss it off. I agree if you can't deal with the fact that it is venomous then don't get it.
  12. theend882

    theend882 Embryo

    i wasnt planning on getting one i was just curious
  13. agr

    agr Embryo

    That was on Crocodile hunter once, most of the "snake charmers" are dealing with venomoids. They buy cobras from anyone who will trap them and then rip out fangs. THe Croc hunter ended up buying the new cobras that still had their fangs and driving out to release them far away from civilization, I was impressed usually he is a lot more like his South Park apperance.
  14. Poor things, and all they are trying to do is live where they have lived for a very long time.
  15. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    Yes, Venomoiding (removing the venom glands) is nothing less than sick mutilation, often performed in some idiot's garage. Ripping their fangs out doesn't do a thing. Snakes lose fangs eating prey all the time, they just grow new ones. Buying a hot that has had its fangs removed will not do you any good.

    Basically, if you can't handle a hot snake, you shouldn't keep one. You shouldn't mutilate the animal to make it fit into your needs.
  16. Ash19

    Ash19 Embryo

    Well said Axe!
  17. Reptile88

    Reptile88 Embryo

    look up a picture of lets say for example a rattle snake skull ,, it will show the fangs and how they are replaced,, just like a shark, they lost them and the next pair moves forward,,if you wanna keep a venemous snake,,your gonna have to know how, be careful and not get bit,,if it is possible to get a vet somewhere , to surgically remove the glands,,it will cost you more then the snake was worth
  18. Axe

    Axe Embryo

    Well, not necessarily... A 10ft rodent-eating King Cobra will probably cost you about $1000, but whether it's done by a vet or anybody else, it's still mutilating an animal.

    The only people who have venomoid animals are people who want to show off how big and tough they think they are by having a cobra. The fact that they mutilate these animals to make them "safe" not only shows how big and tough they're not, but it also shows what self-righteous idiots they are.
  19. Janice

    Janice Embryo

    Sad, so sad.....I would love a big tiger too, but I'm not going to get one de-clawed, take out it's teeth, and underfeed it so it's not so powerful, just because I want a big kitty cat.
  20. shrap

    shrap Embryo

    And not only that, but a venomoid (snakes with venom glads removed) is more dangerous than a snake that has not had the venom glands removed. Mainly because the keeper will now treat and handle the snake as if it is no longer dangerous. When in reality it has been proven time and again that snakes are capable of regenerating their venom glands.

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