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Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby zipxxx » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:52 pm

Got a pair of Cerastes cerastes. :)
it’s the my first time to breed, :smt005 need any information of copulation procedure, the do's and don'ts, thanks!
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby shadowfoot » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:25 pm

Something I found on another site:

Some general stuff ....
Cerastes cerastes tend to
reproduce after hibernation
period of 2/3 months (10-15C°).
Placing the animals together in
spring should result in
copulation ...
2/3 months later 5-14 eggs can
be deposited.
Incubation temp 28C° - 40 >
60days
First shed after 7-15 days, some
will eat pinkies straight away
others only lizards ...
force feeding may be needed.
A succesfull breeding by Horse
Jonson - short translation:
Org. text
hibernation of 3 months 15c -
gradualy bringing temp up to
30c and 12h light.
21-1 noticed male wanting too
get some ....
27-1 female gave way - stayed
locked together for 4 days
14-2 new mating for 2 days
18-2 female ate
14-3 male ate
mid may begin june female was
very restless ... digging in the
soil
7-5 16:50 egg laying began
7-5 23:30 finished ... resulting 17
eggs
19-6 first eggs started too hatch

I dont know how correct this info is, but its better than nothing I guess.
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:58 pm

Hi Zipxxx
Your animals look very dehydrated , place them in a tub and mist some water at their heads.
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: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby Scorpion » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:55 am

Damn!,

those are awesome snakes - looking for some myself...know of any more going? :)
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby zipxxx » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:30 pm

To it_bit_me,
Good suggestions, I thought species is living in desert of Africa, they would prefer dry environment... :-P
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby zipxxx » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:16 pm

it_bit_me wrote:Hi Zipxxx
Your animals look very dehydrated , place them in a tub and mist some water at their heads.


BTW, how about to use a atomizer to increase moisture?
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby zipxxx » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Scorpion wrote:Damn!,

those are awesome snakes - looking for some myself...know of any more going? :)


I bought the first one from a petshop, to breed more snakes, I ordered the other. maybe I could get you one if they have babies. :lol:
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby it_bit_me » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:11 pm

Scorpion I think Zipxx is an foreign member. There are cerastes for sale in SA at R2000- R3000.

Zipxxx, I should probably not have said "very dehidrated" but the upper one does look a bit malnourished or dehidrated, I would give them a bit more time to settle before I bred. Cerastes are desert species but they take in water like any other snakes. The reason they like mist is because they drink dew that forms in the desert mornings. They can never be over-hydrated so rather have a look a how much or often they will drink and then work with that info. If you want to keep teh cage dry you should take them out and water in a separate container. Have a look at the small adder care sheet, it has the kind of info that applys to your animals.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4149&p=30825&hilit=small+bitis+care#p30825
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: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby zipxxx » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:29 pm

it_bit_me wrote:Scorpion I think Zipxx is an foreign member. There are cerastes for sale in SA at R2000- R3000.

Zipxxx, I should probably not have said "very dehidrated" but the upper one does look a bit malnourished or dehidrated, I would give them a bit more time to settle before I bred. Cerastes are desert species but they take in water like any other snakes. The reason they like mist is because they drink dew that forms in the desert mornings. They can never be over-hydrated so rather have a look a how much or often they will drink and then work with that info. If you want to keep teh cage dry you should take them out and water in a separate container. Have a look at the small adder care sheet, it has the kind of info that applys to your animals.

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4149&p=30825&hilit=small+bitis+care#p30825


Oh my, I almost make a big mistake if you don't remind me. :shock: I though it can take in water from food and it's enough in the past. before it go worse I can make remediations. thanks so much .
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Re: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby it_bit_me » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:31 pm

That is what I did with my first rat. :oops:
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: Help, Cerastes cerastes breeding

Postby Scorpion » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:36 am

Cool, so who is selling Cerastes in SA then? ...if you could pm me details, it would be appreciated!

Thanks
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