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Posted by Sybella on May 18, 2003 at 01:54:15:
In Reply to: More FWC breeding questions... posted by Nightflight99 on May 17, 2003 at 08:36:07:
LOL! Hi TE!! :)
:Sounds like they are almost ready. I would probably wait another year before attempting to breed them, as this would likely give you better results. Also, if they are not displaying courtship behavior by now, they are unlikely to produce this year anyway.
Almost?? Ah...you're gonna make me cry!! :(
I understand that they don't mate on a schedule like most snakes do...can't I just leave them together? I also have a second female that's the same size he is. Would it hurt to throw her in and let the three of them cohabitate? (Not at feeding time, of course! LOL!) Or do they take more interest in a "partner" if the partner isn't around all the time?
They've only been together for about 18 hours so far...How soon should courtship commence normally? Doesn't it depend on if she is ready?
:Your female is nearly 7 feet? I thought 6 feet was considered full grown...they get bigger?
:I haven't measured them in some time, but the female reminds of a fire hose, and still continues to grow. 1800mm (~6ft) can generally be considered "full grown", however, keep in mind that this species can reach lengths in excess of 2700mm (~9ft), though that is certainly not the norm.
Wow! 9 feet...LOL! Part of the reason I like these guys is that they don't get so darn big! I have a 14 foot retic that is way too big for me to hold now. :)