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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:47 am

lol Will do.

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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby marc bt » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:48 pm

Hi BB,
hows the big girl doing, can we have an update and some pics maybe? :D
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:12 am

My female B. gabonica ate last night again. Seems she was rather hungry cause she went crazy! lol

I hope that she is eating because she's busy "feeding" babies. I know I saw the sonar, but anything can happen. Guess it's just a few more months before I know if she did have babies or not. haha
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:22 pm

I can't stand the suspense anymore :( This girl is making me go grey!!

She's stopped eating for 3 weeks now, shed about 3 weeks ago as well. Shes been very wrestless and is either on the heating pad, or off the heating pad.

I eventually got a bit of spagnum moss (my supplier didnt have stock) and put that in her cage on the heated side. She spends a lot of time there. She even lies with her body off the moss, with just her tail on the moss.

She's rather big as well, looking seriously fat.

It's all just a long wait now and counting the sleepies. I just really wish she would have the babies already!! lol

Will keep you updated on her progress.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:33 pm

Holding thumbs for your girl! Be ready with your camera!
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:12 pm

Thought I would snap a shot of her when I got home.

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I then went to the shops & when I came back she was on the cool side of the cage.
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What you guys think??
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby NickFT » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:30 am

I am new to this thread, but am somewhat hooked with the suspense, Good luck
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby adrianx » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:30 am

She's looking good, I hope the suspense ends soon. The best of luck to you..
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:20 am

Thanks. The suspense is getting worse, but hey, all good things come to those who wait, right?

She is still not eating and moving from the warm side to the cold side of the cage. The male is all agressive and showing behaviour he showed last year when he wanted to mate with her, so I am wondering if she is indeed gravid, or just ovulating, although we did see "eggs" on the sonar last year.

Will keep you guys updated though ;)
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:00 pm

And I'm still waiting :(

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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Mitton » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:05 pm

This is enough to drive a person crazy!!
Hope she drops the babies soon, I think it is going to happen this week some time, I think Thursday......
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby spinnerak » Fri May 28, 2010 5:13 pm

anything ?
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Bushbaby » Mon May 31, 2010 9:54 am

Nope, nothing. Both the male and female are STILL not eating, so I eventually put them together, but nothing. It's so frustrating!! I've concluded that she's not gravid.
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Re: Bitis gabonica

Postby Warren Klein » Mon May 31, 2010 11:41 am

It's not over till the fat snake sheds!
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