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FWC-minimum breeding size??


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Posted by Chance on May 09, 2003 at 13:32:58:

In Reply to: FWC-minimum breeding size?? posted by Sybella on May 08, 2003 at 23:57:23:

:Yes, Chance. She's great!!! Still a total doll. She's going to shed now and looks dead but stil not one sign of aggression. I love her to pieces!! I have 7 snakes and I could easily part with any of them but her and my retic. :)

:That's good news about her size...I have a male coming on Tuesday. Hopefully, they'll love eachother. ;)

:About mating...I've heard that they mate 2 to 3 times a year, whenever they want and not on any particular seasonal schedule. Have you found this to be the case with yours? Also, how many do they normally have?

I've also read that FWCs generally don't have a very set breeding season. In their native habitat it's pretty much wet and warm all year around, so it's probably triggered by photo period if anything. Then again, they may be the kind of species that just mates whenever they feel like it. What you might try is keeping the male and female separate, keep them in very wet conditions for around 3 months or whenever the female sheds and shows any slight swelling around the cloaca or just looks a bit larger than usual, and put them together. They should begin the jerky courtship soon. FWCs can generally be housed together with no problems so you won't have to worry much about cannibalism (just feed separately, of course). Good luck! Maybe mine will get it in gear here soon.



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