Belly tanning

Belly tanning

Postby snake kid » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:08 pm

Some my female brown house snake is Belly tanning but also eating. So is she gravid or not? Its a bit confusing.
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3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Belly tanning

Postby Sly » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:35 pm

Let her gently but firmly glide through your fingers as you putting her back in her box....index finger on ventrals and thumb on her spine, you will feel eggs, if gravid. Dont sqeeze, let her flow through, you can even if done right, be able to count your incoming eggs. Works for me. Good Luck
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Re: Belly tanning

Postby gartersnake » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:51 pm

Deon, you are a legend with many years of experience so off course it is easy for you, whereas myself it took a while to get the method to a T (but still get it wrong) :-D
My theory for simple is, was she with a male, if yes, how long ago? if all the questions match up to date then yes if not then you could have a problem.
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Re: Belly tanning

Postby snake kid » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 pm

I just bought her a month ago from a friend she was last with a male more than a year ago, but that doesn't cut out the probability of her being pregnant. Retained sperm could still be in the play.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Belly tanning

Postby Sly » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:11 pm

Also remember that Female housies can retain sperm, i have had females copulate once, meaning one single lock. They double clutched and proceed to produce eggs the following season, without even been near a male. Go on give it a try, you will feel eggs, she won't bite i promise....haha, njoy mate.
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