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burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Tue May 04, 2010 8:52 pm

I have a male 1.8metre retic and a 1.4metre burm female.

They are doing great together. I separate them when i feed and for a while afterwards.
Other than that i havent
had any problems.

Has anybody who has kept burms and retics together got any advice?
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jantus » Tue May 04, 2010 9:37 pm

I would say it's fine to keep them together as they require the same temperatures and humidity etc and they're both "big" snakes. Just watch them when they get to breeding size as these 2 species wil hybridize and I wouldn't really recommend that. Just my oppinion. Not the biggest fan of hybrids. Other than that, I'm sure they'll be happy living together. :D
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby TonyK » Tue May 04, 2010 10:18 pm

Bateaters are stunning snakes but from what I have read they almost impossible to produce or I am sure we would see more of them.
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Wed May 05, 2010 5:57 am

Im not planning on breeding bateaters, i would rather get another burm and retic, but only next year some time...
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Wed May 05, 2010 7:16 am

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1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
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1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby fredsmith » Wed May 05, 2010 8:06 am

TonyK wrote:Bateaters are stunning snakes but from what I have read they almost impossible to produce or I am sure we would see more of them.

Bateater? That's an interesting name...
How does one derive that name from this pairing?
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Bushviper » Wed May 05, 2010 9:02 am

The name Borneo Bateater was given to these snakes because it sounded better than Bastard python or Bad news Python.
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Redmachine » Wed May 05, 2010 11:55 am

Almost impossible?
Does this mean that there have been bateaters?
If there is,Where can i find a picture?i'd really really like to see it.
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Mitton » Wed May 05, 2010 12:10 pm

Redmachine wrote:If there is,Where can i find a picture?i'd really really like to see it.

Just type "bateater" in Google.
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Wed May 05, 2010 12:49 pm

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These are bateaters...
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby herpitologica » Wed May 05, 2010 1:11 pm

I don't agree with it but it's not a bad looking snake......
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Wed May 05, 2010 3:28 pm

I got these pics off the web a couple of months ago, and i must say, i waz quite suprised by the fact that they are burm + retic, bateaters look so different from the parents
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Wed May 05, 2010 5:42 pm

My advice would be "don't do it!!!" Hybrids, no matter how pretty don't do our hobby/business any good. These snake can and do hybridise. Your snakes are currently too small to breed, but the time will come and you will be sorry.
Furthermore, just from a practical side, even separating them for feeding can become problematic when they get bigger.
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Thu May 06, 2010 10:03 am

they are together for the time being, just until i have more space. i definately want to breed with and specialise in python and boas, but i want to keep 'real' or 'pure' breed snakes, a.k.a no hybrids! separating when feeding isnt much of a prob for now coz the tank is made from 2 tanks joined side by side wich makes it about 2.3m long, the join has a solid divider that can be put in, but they will definately be separate when they are older, im going to get mates 4 them.
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1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: burms and retics together?

Postby Jamster » Thu May 06, 2010 3:44 pm

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1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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