Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:50 pm

Hi Every One

Well 6 years ago I got a pair of Hypo redtails and they where tiny.
For the past 3 years I have had the pair together every season hoping for the best and every year went bye with no breeding.
My hypo male sadly passed away last year but I had another very normal but odd looking male that I just thought why the hell not and I introduced him to her.
He tried his best but from what I could see she wanted nothing to do with him at first.
I checked the tank after he was in there for about 14days and he was on the other side of the enclosure where they used to be inter twined. I removed him and offered them both something to eat. He took his rat but she (a non problem feeder) refused. She shed a few weeks later and I started the countdown. Did a sonar and we picked up about 10 heartbeats. She didn't make it easy though as she kept on moving the babies around. After that she took a few small rats but not to often.
I calculated her due date to be around the 20th of October. So yay finally the hypo is gravid.
Just to think I wanted to get rid of her a few years ago :smt021 (Emotional decisions) Sorry bushviper but you are more than welcome to acquire some of her offspring.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Westley Price » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:23 pm

Congrats man.

Always nice to have something work out after trying for so long. Some pairs just are not compatible, and both could have had decent clutches with other partners.

Where are the pics of the male?
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Jedi Biscuit » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:24 pm

Absolutely stunning girl! Please keep us updated! Can't wait to see her babies =D
Jedi Biscuit
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:06 am
Location: Durban

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:21 am

Hi Westley. Thanks man yea I'm very excited and now its just the wait...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Westley Price » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:57 am

Looks like your male might have some Sonoran or other dwarf genes. The pattern resembles some of the smaller localities.

I always find it difficult to ID an anery boa from pictures for some reason. In person it's fairly obvious. So I cant comment there.

But fingers crossed for you!
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:13 pm

HI Westley.
I doubt that the male is Anery, he is a bit dark and to what I can find about the Anery gene is that they are silvery and "cleaner", but there's not much silver in him.
Well they all chowed yesterday except the female. She refused a small rat again this week. Its getting close now. Im very exited to see what pops out the other end.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:49 am

It is now 11 days before her estimated due date.
She is laying stretched and flattened out all day. She seems very uncomfortable. Tail flicking side to side like a cat.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:55 am

Well the countdown is going slow. Its 4 days till the estimated due date. She is stretched the whole length of the tank and fat as hell. She has lost a lot of condition during the whole pregnancy and is quite on the thin side. Very excited to see what pops out when she eventually does pop and then she will be treated to some rats and rabbits.
Holding thumbs!
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:18 am

Well there you go.
Friday evening I came home to discover the first baby popped out.
She delivered 31 babies. 5 didn't make it through the first night by either being stillborn or I missed them and couldn't help them out the sack. 6slugs and one more died on Monday it was just to weak.
At the end of the day the final count was 25 healthy nippy babies. 14hypo and 11 normal looking babies.
Not to shabby for her first batch.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:25 am

Epic, congrats man. Few stunners in the bunch there, especially the fat little hypo in the bottom of the picture!

Few nice looking normals there too.
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:35 am

Hi Westley, thanks man.
I still have no idea what the markers are for Anery in the babies. So need to do some research to make sure that they are in fact only normal.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Mitton » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:39 am

Very nice man, congrats.
www.moreliapythons.co.za
User avatar
Mitton
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:32 pm
Location: Jhb

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:46 am

I wanted to say bunch of them look Anery, but didnt want to sound stupid, haha.

They look very silvery.
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Whitelipp » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:05 am

The tails are said to be lavender.
Weird thing though my wife has no idea of boa genetics, infact shes never liked snakes until we got married and she had no choice but to like them.
Any way she said some of them look like the have lavender colored tails and according to http://www.blumenboas.com/boamorphs.htm the tails are lavender in color when born.
That just got me thinking a little bit that it might be possible that I have a few Anerythristic babies in there.
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Hypo Female Finaly Gravid

Postby Tars » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:23 am

WOW!! What a nice bunch of new ones, well done, that is stunning!!

Keep us updated of what will be available and post some pics after the first shed please.
User avatar
Tars
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:46 pm
Location: Centurion/ PTA

Next

Return to Redtail boas (Boa constrictor sp.)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron