An acquaintance of ours, justifying himself to an angry breeder, whose crossbred boa he had just labeled as genetic scrap, wrote: “The responsibility of a breeder is often underestimated”. Need an example? A gravid boa or python has a greater desire for warmth, which the snake satisfies by frequently seeking the warmest spot in the enclosure for prolonged periods of time. !

Since it has reached our ears that we are mentioned in the latest YouTube video of M&S Reptilien we took a look at it. The fact that the ball python occurs in Africa, while the blood python occurs in Indochina, does not seem to matter to them.

As enthusiasts of Boa constrictor, we are frequently asked this question. Our statement on this is: There are entire legions of admirers of these beauties with the shiny cherry-red tails. Boa constrictor breeding information | Boa constrictor mating | Boa constrictor reproduction information | Boa constrictor gravidity | how to determine the sex of a Boa constricor | how to tell the sex of a boa | Boa constrictor probing | ovulation |  sexual maturity | breeding season | how to tell if my boa is gravid | Boa constrictor giving birth | gestation period | brumation. Especially for swindlers among the breeders this circumstance was an advantage. Years ago, we have a pair of Suriname Boas however, we never had the opportunity to reproduce them. ! Check out pictures of our adults. ! !

We believe that both separation and permanent co-housing of the two sexes has their own advantages and disadvantages in regard to propagation. Redtail boas with an orange ground coloration also occur, but they all have in common the fact that they are very light. Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:12 PM. One can NEVER decide such a matter from the appearence of a boa! Once the right point in time arrives, the female opens her cloaca and lets the male insert his hemipenis into it. In order to avoid this, we want to demonstrate the most common methods of gender determination in boas,  as much as this is possible to do in theory: The only method to determine the gender of young animals accurately is probing, which is done by use of a metal probe, which is available in the trade in various sizes. In addition, we are also currently experimenting with a similar and very promising approach ourselves, and are therefore no longer certain that the male and female must be separated outside of the breeding season. ! We’ve noticed they seem to do better on mice than rats. From late October through March we introduce males to females in breeding cages, in which one-quarter of the enclosure is maintained at a constant 88 degrees. There are many keepers of crossbreeds, who swear that their animals are true Boa c. constrictor or Boa c. imperator. On the upside of the tail, the thumb exercises slight counter-pressure. Gravid females almost always take on a darker coloration, which enables them to thermo-regulate more effectively. If you acquire your animals from somewhere else, and you lack the necessary experience in properly sexing the animals, an experienced keeper should accompany you when choosing your animals. However, even then the female sometimes appears to be a bit thinner, depending on how the eggs are positioned.

But back to the mating attempts of the male. Surinam redtail boas (Boa c. constrictor) are among the most difficult species of boas to successfully reproduce. The baby boas usually ball up together in the tub. Producing Suriname Boas has been on our bucket list for a very long time. ! ! Estimated average length of mature female Boa c. constrictor Approximately 1.90 to 2.20 m (6.2 to 7.2 ft), Taxonomic status Subspecies recognized by the CITES convention, Boa c. constrictor Suriname Pokigron | Pokigron Suriname redtail boas | Boa c. constrictor Pokigron | Pokigron redtail boas |redtail boa Pokigron| Boa constrictor constrictor Pokigron, Boa c. constrictor Suriname Pokigron offspring. A seasonal shift in temperature is needed to induce boa constrictors to breed. Be assured: Very few of the keepers, who later produce offspring, had planned on doing so from the start. When the male feels inclined to breed, he begins to crawl over the female and flicks his tongue at the body of his object of desire. No! .

While she is visiting her family, our friend is out collecting redtails in the rainforest. Breeding the boa constrictor (Boa constrictor imperator) can add great excitement to the keeping of this great reptile. Submitted by admin on 15. ! The boa is from Germany and is cb 2006. Who is the breeder? Since it is a good feeder it should not be a problem. We thank Daniel Nägele ( for putting these lines to our disposal: Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:50 AM, I WROTE HIM BECAUSE OF HIS TRUE SURINAME-MALE AND THIS IS HOW IT ENDED :-). If the male Colombian is unwilling to mate, we can simply use a male from Mexico. After bringing your snakes out of brumation, stimulate the male to prepare for mating. We thank Tom Burke for providing us with this photo. Unfortunately I don't know the weight. Be warned: Since the demand for pure-bred boas has increased significantly over the last few years, even the dumbest breeder of crossbred boas knows by now what to tell people in order to make the sale. I have retrieved the animal from brumation about a week ago, therefore it has lost a little fat ;-). ! Another medium to induce temptation is the scratching of the sides of the female’s body with the spurs. Many breeders in that situation then turn to pet stores. This also raises the possibility of egg binding. ! The female usually tries to escape the intentions of the male by crawling away.

The previously mentioned work by Ross and Marzek contains a detailed listing of probing depths in the various species of boas on page 39 (German edition). Even with constant repetition in our beloved snake forums this reasoning won't be cogently. Selective breeding. It is useful to not having to rely on the skills (and honesty) of the seller when picking out offspring for future breeding projects. You may now say that you don’t even want to breed your animals, but rather just keep one single specimen. DHR has been working with a number of different boa species since that late 90’s. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------, Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:25 AM. We point this obvious fact out, because some proud boid keepers realized in their first attempt at breeding that they had unknowingly acquired two specimens of the same sex when they purchased their animals a few years ago. Such a  behaviour is a distinct sign of gravidity. ! We are aware of several successful breedings of other species of boas by other breeders that utilized a similar approach. x-ray photo of a gravid Hog Island boa.

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