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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bitis Gabonica, Feb 27, 2005.

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  1. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Hi guys

    Just thought I'd give you an update on our mad house :D

    This year we're planning to breed the beardies and the collared lizards, the corn snakes, the western hognoses and the Dumerils boas, hopefully! Well, we have put them all together, and have so far spotted the male corn getting busy with his three ladies, the Dumerils getting friendly, and although we haven't actually seen the hognoses mating we are hoping they have.

    Today Yemaya, one of our adult female beardies, has started digging and has become restless, meaning, judging by her history, that we will have beardie eggs in roughly a week!! :D

    And a bonus for us... we originally bought our hogg island boas as a pair, but when we later had them re-sexed we were told they were two females. They have been apart for a while, and since the smaller one has been off food all winter and has been slightly aggressive, which is totally out of character for him/her, we thought we would put them back together just to see - perhaps she is a he afterall.. haha and guess what, we witnessed them mating the other day!! I'm especially excited about them, as there are so many people cross-breeding them with commons today, and we would love to be a part of prolonging the life of this beautiful species.

    Well, that's all for now.. I'll keep you updated, but fingers crossed we should have millions of babies everywhere soon!! :D
  2. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    Wow, you're gonna be able to supply England!!! Just don't tell Donna. lmao
  3. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    LOL :D Donna's got to buy one of each!! :p
  4. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    thats awesome! congrats. hope to see pics of all the babies. :)
  5. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member


    That's great news Rachel!! I expecially hope it works out with the Hogg Island Boas!
    You'll be VERY busy, but don't forget to pick up a camera every now and then! I can't wait to hear more!!!!!!¨¨ :D :D
  6. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Thanks guys.

    Andrea, I know, I was annoyed with myself thinking back at not taking a pic of the hoggs, would have looked great with my article, but I was just so astounded watching them mate!! - hmm, sounds perverse doesn't it :p
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Well you know how you Brits are! :p
    Sounds like you will soon be up to it in little ones!
    Aw take 2,....they're small! ;)
  8. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    LOL :D Yeah come on, and any other Brits on this forum... who wants a snake or a lizard??? We do deals for people we like :p

    Hehe Merlin, you've never seen anyone get so excited about seeing two snakes mate :D
  9. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    You are going to have a house full! If I was closer I would say sign me up for a collared.... :D
  10. venus

    venus Founding Member

    LOL, Rach I can totally relate to getti g excited about snakes mating. I did the happy dance when my BP's did the dirty on Valentines Day!!!

    Looks like you are going to be really busy soon. Good luck.
  11. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Well, still no eggs from our beardie Yemaya, although she doesn't actually feel gravid though she's showing all the signs. Incubators all set up anyway.I'll keep you updated on that one... :)

    Re: the snakes,. our male corn is still getting dirty with his three girls :p Our Dums are still yearning for each other, and keep doing so every time we separate them, so they're going back together for another mating. Our female hognose has just had her post-ovulation shed, so fingers crossed we may have eggs any day :D

    And our hogg island boas are mating like mad, and our female is going through her post-ovulation shed right now. Here's a couple of pics of them mating!!

    Also, we suspect that our female BRB may have just had a post-ovulation shed, although this isn't ideal, but will provide regular updates on that too! Oh dear, rack building and incubators gallore at ours!! :D

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  12. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Great news Rache,,,and awesome pictures,,,,might have to fly over soon and take some babbies off your hands !!!! good luck.
  13. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    That's so exciting Rachel!! (A bit much all at once, but really great!) When it rains, it pours!
    Most people say "It's raining cats and dogs" ... at Rachel's house it's raining gravid herps!!!
  14. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    LOL :D Fingers crossed Andrea!! :p

    Ken, you know you're always welcome :D
  15. samantha

    samantha Elite Member

    this is really neat! i havent got any gravids yet, but im hoping this year the turtles will do the deed...hehehe i know it horrible i want them to mate more than they want to! cept paws hes in love as of now following my young female around everywhere......i thkn she is too young though so may have to keep a close eye on them. it has to be really kool to see all the love going on with your herps, i want to see pics of the babies...i bet they are the cutest lil things!
  16. boyblue

    boyblue Elite Member

    the only thing i ever bred are beardies and really they took care of that for me. this year my female beardie went into brumation at the time she normally breeds but thats ok cuz now all of my female leopards are gravid and my corns are getting busy.
  17. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Well, Yemaya our female dragon laid 29 eggs yesterday.. unfortunately all infertile :( This is very inconsistent for her, so we are wondering if it was an unfertilised clutch, that is the male hasn't mated with her this time. Ah well, shame as I was really looking forward to babies, but we'll have some soon I'm sure..

    Here's another pic of the hoggs mating, a close up of the tails and if you look really carefully you can see part of one of the male's hermipenes! :p

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  18. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Great pic....and good luck.
  19. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Hey are we aloud to put reptile porn on here, lol. Great pics Rachel, good luck. sorry about your beardie eggs, I know its a bummer.
  20. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    LOL :D Aint snake porn just brill :p

    Thanks Marsha, it was such a shame, but we will have plenty of babies soon I'm sure - probably more than we'll know what to do with!! :p
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