Malaysians are at t again.

Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:31 pm

Well it's still early days but this gives me some hope. This is the second time I have seen them locked but this time there is no doubt about it. I fed the female yesterday a young rabbit but you can't even notice it.

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The other pair not doing much so this boy might have to really work it. LOL
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby eyed_lizard » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:21 pm

Oh yea! well done and congratulations Bjorn :D
Guess you should add this to the other post "what are we breeding this season" ;)
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:27 pm

Thanks. I will have a look at the post!
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby cornell » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:55 pm

Beautiful snakes i MUST say.

What are their temperaments like?

What kind of space do they need?
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:12 pm

Thanks! They are not bad at all. Out of ten I imported only one was a bit of trouble but I still pick him up when he is hissing. He went from chilled to seriously agro and I didn't work with it then at all. Then all of a sudden it was manageable again. The male in picture has never given me trouble until I disturbed him shedding one night. I have helped him shed by peeling the skin from his lips. Many bloods are bad but most captive bred are really nice. I also hear that albino bloods are super docile.

I have them in 1400x600x600 and in breeding season I just take out the divider. The don't need much space as they very lazy snakes. They not a beginner snake by any means. If your worried you snake hasn't defecated in 2 weeks then a blood is not for you. They do it once every 3 months with heavy feeding. LOL

I think they are awesome snakes and will definitely get more when I am able. I just hope I can breed these out!
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby cornell » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:38 pm

Oh really? I hear so many conflicting views about these...

They are certainly some of the better looking snakes out there!

What is your feeding regime like with your blood pythons? I hear they are eating machines!

I am still getting my experience with big pythons and boa's, especially the more "aggressive" species, don't believe I am ready for one of these yet!
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:02 pm

They do get a bad rap. I guess it's a 50/50 situation.

I was feeding them fairly heavy when young at every 5 days but weekly is fine. I slowed them down after a year and now feed them every two weeks or so depending on the size of the meal. Some are eating piglets and young rabbits. I give them a good break when due a shed or getting backed up. I normally take them into the yard and give them some exercise so they have a bowel movement. LOL
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:01 pm

I have been waiting for this moment for a while now! I am so stoked with this.
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13 huge eggs (some are stuck underneath)
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Last night I saw she was moving around a bit but not liking the nest box. She was laing coiled up with her tail on her head so I was thinking she is super close. So hard to tell with such a thick snake if she had eggs but all the signs where there. Shame she looks thin for a blood now. LOL
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Silvrav » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:12 pm

Awesome! Incubation time? They hatch then quite later then some of the other species.?
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:33 pm

It's going to be about 65 days at 30-31 deg c. It is a bit later than most but bloods have been known to breed at any time of the year. I seem to breed some stuff out of season too.lol This is a first for me though.

It can always be a problem with snakes that the female is not ready when you introduce the male. Sometimes their timing is off and that why I left him with her for a long time. I put them together in early spring and they mated constantly for two months or so before she ovulated.
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby nvlooi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:49 pm

Congrats. That is awesome!!!
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Postby Bushviper » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Now that is really nice. The eggs look good too. Holding thumbs they all go to full term.
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks guys! It's as they say don't count your chickens (snakes) before they hatch. The eggs just look too perfect so I am hopeful. The wait is going to be difficult!
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby cornell » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:23 pm

Fantastic! Taking the eggs must have been interesting...

What is the "technique" used to remove egg's from a potentially angry mom that can hurt you properly?
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Re: Malaysians are at t again.

Postby Bjorn » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:32 pm

haha You would think so but I just gently picked her up an moved her to the nest box she was supposed to use. A little hiss as usual. Out of the 5 I have only 1 might bite you as my mother found out 8 times in one sitting. shame!
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