Breeding python natalensis

Breeding python natalensis

Postby Coral » Thu May 28, 2009 6:02 pm

Halo there i just want to get a few tips of how to breed natal rock pythons.my female is 2.8m 3 or 4 years old and my male is 2.2 and 6 years old.help would be appreciated
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Engaiauden » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:25 pm

Can you post some pictures? I have 4.1 P. natalensis but they are only 2 years old, I'd like to breed them too in the future...
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby RustyJusty » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:46 pm

whats the difference between The Natal Rock, and Rock pythons from Limpopo etc? Is this a recent subspecies split?
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Reptiles Unlimited » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:55 pm

All the Rock pythons throughout SA are the same species, namely Southern African Pythons (Python natalensis)
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby RustyJusty » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks for clearing that up, I had never heard of a Natal Rock Python...thought I had a new species to go out and find and photograph! :D
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby it_bit_me » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:24 pm

They don't mature that quick. Wait 10 years.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Coral » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:07 am

Well I must say my rock pythons mated last season but nothing happened and now this season they started mating in July and ended in September. My female has shed twice now and she does'nt want to eat now and she is quite heavy, weighing more than last year this time.
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby mailjvdb » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:19 am

How easy is it to obtain permits for these animals? If its even possible to get permits, what are you planning to do with the babies? I caught a P.natalensis on a call out last week, and its such a beautiful snake, that I wouldn't mind owning a captive born one. But obviously that part is still in the future, was just wondering.
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby alvinno » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:28 am

A while back i saw a ad. babys with permit were for sale for R800 each they were all males thats why i never make a purchase. Showed my friend the guys paper work, he made a few phone calls and all was legit. So aim sure one can obtain permits easily if it is captive breed.
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Coral » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:07 am

My pythons are legal with permit.As far as i know we dont need tops permits in the Western Cape for them.well if there is something then i will sell the babies.
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Zookeeper » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:25 am

it_bit_me wrote:They don't mature that quick. Wait 10 years.

A quick google search shows that guys are breeding the males at 18 months and the females at 3 -4 years old.
Is it not possible for the mods to start deleting all the junk that gets posted on this forum because it just makes us all look like idiots.
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby it_bit_me » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:59 am

Dont be a googler ZK. My opinion is not second-hand information.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Zookeeper » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:39 am

it_bit_me wrote:Dont be a googler ZK. My opinion is not second-hand information.

Cool ,post some pics of the babies you produced .
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Serpy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:29 am

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but Tops permits are a national permit, which means in the Western Cape you also need tops....
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Re: Breeding python natalensis

Postby Bushviper » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:51 am

Serpy wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong here, but Tops permits are a national permit, which means in the Western Cape you also need tops....


100% correct. You need TOPS permits to own or breed any nationally protected animal like the rock python.
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