Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

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Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by tspuckler » April 12th, 2012, 4:49 am

It's always nice to get your first clutch of eggs of the year.
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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by Sam Bacchini » April 12th, 2012, 6:02 am

Good work! How many did you get?

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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by monklet » April 12th, 2012, 9:12 am

Congrats Tim! If only I had room and time, I'd be begging you for one.

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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by Joseph S. » May 2nd, 2012, 9:03 pm

Way cool! How big are your females? I just got my pair-the male is 2x thicker than she is.

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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by CCarille » May 3rd, 2012, 8:49 am

Congrats! Always great to get the first eggs on the ground

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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by dickbartlett » May 7th, 2012, 5:55 am

Good going, Tim. The little female I got from you a few years ago is doing well. The bigger female may be gravid (there were 2 smiling males with her) but it is too early to tell. Cheers/Dick

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Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Post by tspuckler » May 10th, 2012, 4:14 pm

Way cool! How big are your females? I just got my pair-the male is 2x thicker than she is.
I don't really weigh or measure my snakes. I's say somewhere in the four foot range is a good breeding size for females. My adults are six years old and I'd say my breeder female is five feet - this is her third year of egglaying. The male is a bit larger and they were hatched the same year.

They do seem to take a bit of time to get up to breeding size - like 3 to 5 years. Of course they tend to go off feed in the Fall, so I'm sure that slows down their growth. But they do like to eat a lot around this time of year.

And Dick, I'm glad to hear that one you got from me is doing well for you. Good luck getting eggs from your other female!

Tim

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