Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:14 am

Yesterday I had one of my Plumed Basilisk eggs sweating so it was close to hatching. I have lost one before as it couldn't get out of the egg so I decided to cut the egg. This is becoming a habit for me lately.LOL

Well this was the result. I though it was fairly motionless until it turned its head and looked at me. If it were bigger i would have been scared.LOL They like little dino's.
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This little one soon after jump out the egg to make a run for it. He had some left over umbilical but that has fallen off this morning nicely.

I went to check how the other 2 eggs were doing as they started sweating last night and I found one pipping and the other with two babies. So I have twins!
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Here is the sequence of the last baby coming out.
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They are running around like little mad things now!

These are just such cool lizards. My adults jump out the cage and take food before I can offer it and run back in. More for display than anything but my male lets me handle him a bit.
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:28 am

Can't see the pics :-?
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby bradmiller » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:49 am

Awesome - What do the parents look like?
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:03 pm

Not sure why you can't see the pics s they are there!

I will try get some nice pics of the parents and post them here.
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby snake kid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:49 pm

I can't see the pic's either, here's what it say's "Page not found
But now that you're here, go ahead and search through the billions of photos, images and videos on Photobucket.
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3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
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1.1. Olive house snake
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1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Maybe admin can shed some light on this. I post pics like I always do and they are on the thread.Really not sure what is going on.
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Westley Price » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:00 pm

I can see the pics just fine. It must be a setting on the users' sides.

Well done Bjorn, they are very cute (although I hate that word fro reptiles, haha).

I can't imagine that these are bred too often locally.

Congrats!
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby michael » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Congratulations Bjorn! Those are such nice lizards, are they difficult to keep? I assume they need quite a large enclosure?
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby bradmiller » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:06 pm

I can see the baby pics but want to see photos of the adults....
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:54 pm

Just took these photos of the parents.

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Dad enjoying a tickle
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They are fairly easy to keep. Their main requirements are UVB/UVA and 70-80% humidity. I just mist them once a day if that but they have a large water bowl and the peat gives of humidity over time. Their cage is 900x500x1200 and they doing very well. I am going to be making them a larger home one of these days.

This was their second clutch and the third is incubating now. The first babies are turning into beasts and will need to find new homes.They breed very well so there should be more on the market but I don't think they getting the recognition they deserve. I have seen some at the expos.
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Sly » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Nice Bjorn, very nice Lizard, congrats those baby, pics aren't showing pls see if you can reload them...would love to see
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm

I see the first load of pics are not working now. Not sure what I can do about it want they are on photobucket and have the correct image code. Seems out of my hands. I can still see the second upload of pictures so not sure what the hell is going on here! :smt013
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:27 pm

Ok for those that cant see try this link. My folder is public so you should be able to see this.
http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u152/BEU_photo/Plumed%20Basilisk/
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:14 am

Ah they are cuties! And the adults are just beautiful!
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Re: Plumed Basilisk egg cutting and surprize.

Postby bradmiller » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:32 am

the parents are really awesome looking - I wish I had the space to keep a few species of lizard.
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