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Rosy Boas - Breeding...

Discussion in 'Rosy Boas & Sand Boas' started by Nir400, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Nir400

    Nir400 Active Member


    Next month breeding season begins Rosy Boas! (In Israel).
    I have a pair Rosy Boas. Both aged 3 years old.
    My question is:
    I could pair Rosy this year? The female weighs 274 grams, is the weight appropriate?

    Thank you,
  2. rimridge

    rimridge Well-Known Member

    Hi Nir,

    Rosy boas will breed at 3 years old,but if the female is not up to size, it may be a disappointing experience. I am not sure on the weight though as I have not used weight as a guide. If the female is not fat enough you may get all slugs or some undersized babies that will die shortly after birth and/or babies that would be a challenge to keep alive.

    I would suggest waiting 1 more year.

    Can you provide a picture of the pair together for comparison?
  3. Nir400

    Nir400 Active Member

    I think she is ready for breeding :)
    She is really fat!!! Already weighing 295 grams!!!
    Some pictures:
    * coastal-male mexican-Female *
  4. rimridge

    rimridge Well-Known Member

    Hello Nir,

    Thanks for the pictures and a couple great looking Rosy boas you have there.

    They are in great shape for there age. It's allways hard to judge from pictures, so out of curiousity today I decided to weigh a couple of my breeder females. They are weighing between 450 to 475 grams and I am still looking to add some more weight to them before breeding them again.
    I understand your anticipation to try breeding them as a year seems so far away, but I still feel that it would be in your best interest.

    If you are planning to breed them next month. Are they in brumation right now? Rosy boas will sometimes breed with out, but for the best results, they should be brumated for 8 to 10 weeks.

    What ever you decide, I wish you the best of success

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