My Dumerils

Re: My Dumerils

Postby uncutdiamonds » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:49 pm

I understand that they are nocturnal and hunt mainly smaller animals. But I snake that strong should also easily constrict bigger animals, too.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby rolandslf » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:26 pm

You are quite correct, the key however is not in the size of the prey item you can kill, but rather in the size of the prey item you can swallow.

Having said that, my Dumerils easily put away Jumbo Rats.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby MJ Fourie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:49 pm

What length and weight are those beautiful animals suppose to be before you can attempt breeding them?
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby rolandslf » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:39 am

Some people do try to breed them too early.

I would advise for the Female to be at least 1.3 meters in length and weighing in at least at 4 kilograms. ( 1,5m and 5kg is the safer option however).
The Male is fine at 1 meter and 2,5 kilograms.

There are people on the Forum who have breeding this species for longer than I have and may have a more informed opinion.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby MJ Fourie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:35 pm

Thank you! That confirms my suspicion. I will just have to wait at least another year for my female to gain some more weight. Good luck, I hope you succeed with yours!
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby Silvrav » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:45 pm

rolandslf, glad to hear she is doing ok.

And yes, they are very strong...I would not want to be caught alone with one around my neck.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby uncutdiamonds » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:06 pm

rolandslf wrote:You are quite correct, the key however is not in the size of the prey item you can kill, but rather in the size of the prey item you can swallow.

Having said that, my Dumerils easily put away Jumbo Rats.
I heard that some people claim Dumerils to be bad feeders.
http://dumerils.com.tripod.com/id1.html
What are your experiences?

Also, How active are those snakes, especially during the day?
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby cornell » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:12 pm

Mine is the best feeder I have, by a long shot!
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby rolandslf » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:21 pm

Dumerils are not overly active. Mine like to chill on the shelves inside the enclosure.

As for feeding, mine have never ever refused a meal, my Female is known to eat, even when in the blue.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby leonthemenace » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:12 pm

Hi Roland
Bactroban is fantastic yes, but if you mix it 1-1 with Ketazol its twice as good.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby rolandslf » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:14 am

Thanks for that piece of info., Bactroban however did fix her up, there isn't even a scar anymore.
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby uncutdiamonds » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:50 pm

rolandslf wrote:Some people do try to breed them too early.
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There are people on the Forum who have breeding this species for longer than I have and may have a more informed opinion.

Does anyone breed them at the moment or have little ones?
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby rolandslf » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:07 am

I do breed them, and hopefully I should have some babies come the end of January or thereabouts.

My Female, whom I think is Gravid.

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Re: My Dumerils

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:48 pm

Holding thumbs for you!
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Re: My Dumerils

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:56 am

She does'nt look gravid from the pic, but I'm holding thumbs for you!!
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