East African Gaboon giving birth!

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East African Gaboon giving birth!

Postby Chantel » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:11 pm

One of our East African Gaboons gave birth last week. All in all she had 32 live and 7 dead. The babies are gorgeous!

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Postby Chantel » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:26 pm

And a stripey one!

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Postby EDDY » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:46 pm

Congrats!!! You dont see this often.

That striped one looks awsome. It will pair up nicely with the striped one Mike Perrys got.
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:09 pm

Chantel thats really impressive. I hope you have offered them food already. These guys eat within hours of being born.

Were the sex ratios favourable?

Do you have an idea of prices if you decide to get rid of any?

Have to agree with you the babies are gorgeous. Congrats.
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Postby froot » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:01 pm

Wow! That is excellent! Please show us more pics of them once they have shed and dried out. Congrats, this is good news for the species.
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Postby Mongoose » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:32 pm

*choke* *choke* *rub eyes*

Shew, that is amazing!

What are the going rates going to be if you do sell?

Bitis are amazing!
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Postby ColinF » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:10 pm

:shock: :D :shock:
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Postby Chantel » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:23 pm

Thanks for the compliments. Chantel will take some more pics soon. They all shed within hours of being born, and I'll be feeding them soon. I have another female that's about to drop - any minute!

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Postby dave » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:57 pm

damm,i defenitly will need a new keyboard now :cool:
the striped one is amazing :shock:
any idea on location of the parents ,looks uganda gabby to me :?:
i wish you both luck with the baby's :D
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:15 pm

Great stuff Gavin and Chantel! Well done! They are just awesome. I can imagine how you feel.
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Postby armata » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:37 pm

Sorry about old stories but - when I was working with Ionides in the Mrwara region of Tanzania we found a couple of big male gabbies in thickets that were of the same striped phase.

I needed shots of gabbies giving birth for me book, bugger!
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:44 pm

Armata - you worked with Ionides!!!. One of the great pioneers. Big respect. Dont tell me you also worked with Charles pitman.
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Postby armata » Tue May 01, 2007 12:08 am

I ain't that bloody old!!!!! I am officially a pensioner though 65 going on 30 so to speak.

I have happy memories of Mtwara; gaboons were very common and some of the biggest N.nigricollis I have ever seen.

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Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue May 01, 2007 12:14 am

I never said you were old - ha ha - i just know that Pitman worked with Ionides. If i remember correctly.

Never too late for desaixi and the others.
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue May 01, 2007 8:29 am

Congratulations Chantel & Gavin... I've been waiting in anticipation for these photos!! Love the striped one. It's stunning!!

Please send me a pm about costs ;) I think BV might like a pair. lol

How big is that female, if I may ask. I would like to one day breed mine, but probably only in two years time.
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