Gravid Bitis gabonica

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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Rob » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:23 pm

Bushbaby wrote:When did you see copulation? Possibly she's ovulating, or has she been mated with?


BB take a good look at the pic, shes enormous. Surely if she was ovulating she wouldn't get to this size?
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:33 pm

I've seen mine also swell when she was ovulating, so hence why I asked when he saw them mating. Different snakes ovulate differently, just remember that.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Rob » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:39 pm

Yeah of course they swell when ovulating, I'm just wondering if she is ovulating and is this size, I can't imagine what she would look like at full term.

Ive never kept adult Gaboons so my opinion really isn't worth much, but my suggestion to Anton would be to buy some containers for some baby Gaboons ;)
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby zululand » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:43 pm

They definately mated, he does not take no for an answer! Anybody out there need a female covered we make a plan no worries.

BB - this guys does exactly the same, huffs and puffs and cruises all over looking for another female.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:45 pm

Can you recall when they mated? Mine mated in July, and I'm expecting babies within the next 3 weeks or so. The wait is just painfully long!
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby zululand » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:56 pm

First time I caught them at it was Sept '08 then again around May last year. I have never bred Gaboons before so its a long slow learning curve for me.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:54 am

On Saturday morning, Zululand's Gaboon had 10 live babies and 2 still born.

"10 healthy little Gabby's

She started off with 2 stillborn but then they rolled out 100% healthy little dudes.

Small batch but its her first babies so I'm very very happy with the result!"

Congratulations!!

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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Amphibian » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:20 am

Congrats mate....brilliant news.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:31 am

That is great news. Congrats man
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:04 am

Wow Congrats! I am sure you are on Cloud 9 with this success.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:00 pm

WOW WOW WOW...LOVE IT MAN !
Congrats !Now you will get at least 50 pm's on what the price is and and and haha...N-joy them mate !
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Cornelius » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:01 pm

Congrats mate, really good news.
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby justinvBreda » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:01 pm

Attractive little fellow!! Congrats!!!
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby Loretta » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:43 pm

Congrats! So cute...!
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Re: Gravid Bitis gabonica

Postby froot » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:05 pm

Congrats zululand. This does not happen often at all!
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