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New snakes

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by Kahne, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Kahne

    Kahne Good Dog

    My boyfriend desided to take in two more snakes a Male spider Ball Python and Normal female. It was kinda a two for one deal. I have wanted a spider ball for awhile and now we have one :)

    So that makes 6 snakes all together...... we now have 4 Ball Pythons (two normals, one spider and one ghost) A boa and a Carpet python. I am putting my foot down and saying no more unless its the Lesser I really want :)

    norm 1.jpg spider 1.jpg spider 2.jpg


    Forgot to add that we are thinking the Female we got might be pregos the guy said she had not ate in "awhile" and looking at her shes all fat not much mucle? any ways to tell if she really is?
     
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  2. Humblepit

    Humblepit Good Dog

    Nice looking snakes!!!
     
  3. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Cool, my friend is breeding balls. She has a Pinstripe, Mohave, Bumblebee, and is getting a normal female thats been bred with a Fire and a Pastel.

    As far as I know, unless she gains weight and pops some eggs out, there isnt a way to tell. Unless you take her to the vet. She may very well be gravid though, I would get some food in her and take it day to day.
     
  4. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    nice! I would love to have another snake, I really don't have the room though, and time with the baby comming
     
  5. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    I want a snake SO bad!! I love those. I am not sure which is which but the black/grey one is to die for.
     
  6. Kahne

    Kahne Good Dog

    The black/grey one is the spider ball python. Im really happy with him so far hes a stunning spider
     
  7. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    nice balls! I'm a carpet python girl myself...

    If you're good, you can tell if a female is gravid by running your fingers down her belly and feeling the follicles developing. breeding season for ball pythons is JUST starting though so unless she ovulated early it's unlikely she's gravid. Was the place you got them from keeping the snakes together?

    You can also have a vet do an ultrasound to see if she's got eggs though that can be expensive. I'd just set her up in the proper environment and weigh her to make sure she's not losing lots of weight. Offer food every 2 weeks after she's had time to settle and don't worry about her unless you notice a large drop in body condition or weight.
     
  8. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    I know lots of people who breed balls all year round..?
     
  9. Amon Ra Reptiles

    Amon Ra Reptiles Little Dog

    You can breed year round. But most have a season. Which is staring in November and ending April or may. Just depends on the females. The season is the normal season for ones in the wild so most will try to stick with that. The temp changes are what triggers them to start breeding. But there are a lot of people who breed year round and are successful.
     
  10. Amon Ra Reptiles

    Amon Ra Reptiles Little Dog

    Oh sorry I forgot to answer the OP ha ha. As stated a vet can do an ultrasound. Also as stated you can feel for follicles. BUT follicles does not mean she's gravid. Every female during breeding season will produce them, only if she is bred by a male will those follicles become eggs. Usually they will go off feed during breeding season but not always. If they do it does not mean she's gravid.
    I could go into what to look for while breeding that would be signs of being gravid but it wouldn't help in your case. However when they are full of eggs they are big and fat. The belly will feel soft like marshmallow lol. They will lay on the hot side of the enclosure and usually in a perfect coil. Closer to laying they will turn on their side to try and get the eggs in position to lay.
    If she does have eggs you need to consider what your going to do. It's not easy to care for the eggs without killing them. I would do some research on it. You could let her incubate them, but it's ever more of a hassle. Keep them separate!!! Don't keep more than one snake to an enclosure. It will lead to problems. Plus having a male and female... Well that means eggs and if your not able to incubate them.....
    Any questions feel free to PM me. If you could get some up close pics of her. Like holding her at either end and letting her belly sag. Good luck and pretty snakes
     

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