Draco becomes a dad.

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Draco becomes a dad.

Postby Bjorn » Wed May 08, 2013 8:06 pm

Hi All,

It has been a good while since I have posted on the forum. Lots has been happening at Reptile Garden but this tops my list.

So I have put a little story board of pictures below. Hope you all enjoy.

I placed her into a safe area to lay her eggs. She dug a long tunnel that kept collapsing so she made do with a small hole in the end.
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Due to the space shortage, I dug behind her and took eggs as they were laid. She was in a heavy trance and I could even move her legs out the way. It was a really amazing experience. I could wait all night so I left her to lay the rest and bury them so I could get them in the morning. In total I got 28 perfect eggs and 2 which she broke.
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Well this was one of the first chaps out and believe it or not they didn’t all hatch at the same time. I have 2-3 hatch every day for close to 3 weeks.
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Some eggs I cut only once I could see they slit or had been trying. I did unfortunately lose 2 in the egg.
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One happy family. (baby was obviously removed after picture)
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I left my camera so I can’t post pics of the babies but sure I will get some up here soon. They are all eating and have had a few meals. Some awesome little characters these.
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby poobsta » Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm

That's amazing Bjorn! Congratulations!
These lizards are amazing haven't had the pleasure of keeping them privately but the ones I worked with at the park where stunning. This isn't the first time you've bred these correct?
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby Bjorn » Wed May 08, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks, I have produced them before but last year the eggs I got went bad for some reason. This time it went a lot better!
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby lesserball » Thu May 09, 2013 5:56 am

Congrats man,,, lookikg good!
Will you be selling them?
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Postby Bushviper » Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

Well done. I hope these are easy to raise and will breed again for you. The babies dont seem to be that easy from wild caught gravid females it seems.
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby Robyn@TRR » Fri May 10, 2013 3:43 am

Fantastic pics! Congrats on your success!
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby Rolf » Fri May 10, 2013 10:34 am

Awesome stuff, congrats Bjorn!
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby Bjorn » Fri May 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks guys, Draco is already going for it again but man is he driving the girls wild and not in a good way. I am selling the babies but only to responsible keepers who can provide the space an adult requires. So thats an indoor and outdoor enclousure. These don't belong in a flat unless they have a room. LOL

@ Robyn - Thanks so much for the link on Reptile Report! :D

My babies from 2 years back are doing great and taming nicely. Some of these babies are nice and chilled.

Really wish I had a farm, then I would keep them all. haha
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Re: Draco becomes a dad.

Postby levi_20 » Sat May 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Amazing, thanks for sharing your experience!
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