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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby justinvBreda » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:04 pm

Will to be honest I saw your Gaboons about 2 weeks ago and they are big!! I honestly doubt that a medium rat when digested will make her scales seperate like that!! which in my opinion can only mean one thing! But again I am no expert and have absolutly no experience breeding Bitis spp. my thumbs are turning blue for you BB!hehe
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:01 pm

Some good news... No... she hasnt had the babies yet. We're taking her for a sonar this afternoon. I'm holding thumbs that we get a positive answer! I can't wait!! Will let you know what the outcome is!!
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby justinvBreda » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:35 pm

Thanks BB I am getting excited already for both you guys!! If possible can we see the sonar too? Pretty please!
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushviper » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:26 pm

Justin good and bad news. Bad news is that she would not keep still long enough for a photo and we did not want to stress her. Good news is that she is packed with babies. We could not count because I did not want to restrain her for too long but they are looking good. They have not been born and we could not see heart beats or anything like that so it could even be infertile ova! These should be the first genuine second generation captive bred B. gabonica I know of in Gauteng and they will all be on permit!

The vet is a champ. I will post his details in the appropriate thread. He will do a sonar for R325 a shot. He has enough experience on live bearing snakes and I will be taking him gravid egg laying snakes and Bearded dragons just so that he can gain more experience. He also did a puff adder who had plenty of babies and then a boa (who was supposed to carry het albino babies) but she is as barren as the sahara desert which was a huge let down.

I will take some more snakes next week so that we can get the hang of it with various sized gravid snakes. If you need help with venomous snakes give me a call and I can meet you there and assist where required.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby LeglessDragon » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:36 pm

BV - Would like to know if the Russian is gravid. Does he give discounts? Have to ask as it is a big trip as well to get there.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushviper » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:22 am

He is doing us a favour by giving it at half price already. Go ask your local vet what he would charge and see.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby LeglessDragon » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:55 am

In that case I am in. Please pm me the details. If he needs the experiance and you can vouch for him being a good reptile/herps vet then I say we try and help.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Mitton » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:54 am

What area did you say this vet was in?
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:07 am

He is close to where we stay Mitton, I think he falls under Villieria, or Waverley.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby justinvBreda » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:25 am

BV thanks alot for the up date!! I got goose bumps reading that she is packed with babies, I dont want to dwell on the idea that there are infertile ova's it makes me scared!hehe. BV if all is possible could I buy or shot gun a pair for when she drops as these are actually legal B.gabonicas and they captive bred?
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:20 pm

mmm... you should be negotiating with me here Justin. lol

Let's just wait till they are born before making any promises. I have a waiting list from hell with so many people wanting. Still not sure that I want to sell any.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushviper » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:29 pm

Yeah I am the fool that gave the babies away as a present when they were tiny. The things you do for peace and quiet (or that a piece and quite)?

This breeding is all Bushbabies' doing I dont touch those animals.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Cornelius » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:49 pm

Congrats, now for the big wait. Everytime i see this post i get goose bumps for your sake, i am sure i have mentioned before that these are my ultimate and 1 day when i grow up....
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby mgiddings » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:09 pm

real pity about the boa, I don't see many albinos or hets around. I am really excited for the gaboon.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby justinvBreda » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:15 pm

That is completly understandable BB, when they have been born then everything can start to take form to your liking and standards. But just incase you need to make space please keep me in mind, I am very happy for you!! Well done yet again!!
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