How do I breed my Dumerils?

How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby MJ Fourie » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:42 pm

Can anyone please help me? I am looking for more information on how to breed Dumerils in SA.

Any information would be highly appreciated. I find it difficult to get good info on the web.

Thank you!!
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby imperial exotix » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:47 pm

you just need to get a male and female and put them together and since boas dont hibernate it will be easy to breed them so you dont need to cool them down or an thing like that.Boas dont lay eggs they give live birth so that just makes it more easy
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby Fooble » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:08 pm

imperial exotix wrote:you just need to get a male and female and put them together and since boas dont hibernate it will be easy to breed them so you dont need to cool them down or an thing like that.Boas dont lay eggs they give live birth so that just makes it more easy


Where did you get that information from??

http://www.reptilechannel.com/media/sna ... a.aspx.pdf

Google some GOOD information regarding your topic.
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby MJ Fourie » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:43 pm

Thanks I will keep on searching!
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby imperial exotix » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:27 pm

fooble i watched a video on youtube on how to breed boas
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:26 pm

imperial exotix wrote:you just need to get a male and female and put them together and since boas dont hibernate it will be easy to breed them so you dont need to cool them down or an thing like that.Boas dont lay eggs they give live birth so that just makes it more easy



Ahem. Not 100% correct.
If your male does not cool down for a while, he will not produce viable sperm. Likewise, the female will not ovulate. True, they do not actually hibernate, but they most certainly do need to cool down over winter, to around 22-25deg C night.
Dumerils mate from late July to mid September (in my collection) and produce babies from late Dec to Feb, or even as late as March.
Imperial exotics is correct in saying that you need a male and female and that you need to put them together. This can be done all year round (mine live together) or you can can put them together any time from mid July onwards, preferably when one of them sheds its skin. It does not really matter which one goes into which cage, as long as they are together. Preferably don't move the female around though.
I hope this info helps, if not just let us know. Good luck!
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby Carpetpythons » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:36 pm

Where did you get that information from??


Sucked it out of his thumb of course? Oh I forgot, we all learned how to keep and breed reptiles from youtube clips. Dont give advise if you have not achieved breeding Boas or Pythons!
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby rolandslf » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:19 am

I leave my Dumerils together permanently.

What Byron says about the cooling down is also correct, I would just like to add that Dumerils are not easy to breed, if conditions are not right you just don't get babies, and this is even if the Female goes full term to giving birth.

An example of this is my season's as follows:
2008/2009 - 11 Slugs
2009/2010 - 7 Babies and 7 Slugs (All 7 babies died within a week)

Byron has successfully bred Dumerils for a number of seasons now, take his advice.
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby Fooble » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:31 am

imperial exotix wrote:fooble i watched a video on youtube on how to breed boas


I watched how to handle a king cobra with your feet.
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby eyed_lizard » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:55 am

It's not hibernate, it is brumate, this process is used to get both sexes fertile.
The sarcasm is flying high, can we keep this civil.

Let me make something clear here, brumation is not a critical process as sometimes most species breed without out it, BUT! (a big but), if you planning on doing the breeding "thing" correctly you will have to put them through a cooling period apart from one another, for example place both in their own tub, with fresh water after their last defecation.

Make sure they have enough space to hide, newspaper strips, moss, or something similar.

Check on them daily, make sure the temperatures do not drop to low (I do not know their temperature gradients)

Further more, do a search on google for more information, even though, I think the time has come and gone.

Good luck.
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby MJ Fourie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:58 am

Thank you very much for some usable information. I do appreciate your help!
Wish me luck!
I will keep on reporting and asking questions.
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Re: How do I breed my Dumerils?

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:46 am

Good luck. This makes me want to breed mine too this year. I was going to wait till next year... mmm... decisions decisions.
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