Wow! lots of babies!

Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Wvipera » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:13 pm

A white lip tree viper female that i have been caring for at the snake park where i work at recently dropped a pile of babies.
32 live healthy youngsters to be exact. This is her third successful breeding (1st year - 18 babies, 2nd year - 22). She also dropped 2 still borns and 1 slug. The second female we have is also heavily gravid and this will be her third breeding as well. Interestingly, her first breeding yielded 17 babies and second yielded 24, so would be interesting to see if she matches up to the first female.
Just thought I'd share this with everyone, here are the babies . . .

Image
User avatar
Wvipera
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:52 am
Location: JHB

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Snakes4Africa » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:20 pm

Very nice clutch! Now for the fun and games getting them all to eat.
Those who have made no mistakes have learned nothing and can teach nothing.
The same is true of those who continue to make the same mistakes.



Pain is temporary
Snakes4Africa
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1008
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:09 pm
Location: Durban

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby marc bt » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:25 pm

very nice, can't wait to get my babies!
just wondering, is it true that males have a solid white line on the side of their bodies running from tail to head and females not?
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Fooble » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:31 pm

Jees!
Do you have a picture of the female pre birth perhaps?
Organized crime comes in more forms than one.
User avatar
Fooble
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 am
Location: Umhlanga, Durban - KZN

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby marc bt » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:32 pm

yeah that would be interesting.
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby levi_20 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:00 pm

wow thats cool!
User avatar
levi_20
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby addonexis » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:18 pm

marc bt its true that the males have the line...
I will put it in a mayonaise jar, with a stick and a leaf to recreate its natural enviroment
User avatar
addonexis
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:19 pm
Location: jhb

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Wvipera » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:11 pm

@snakes4Africa, yip - loads of fun and games are going to come! But its something i enjoy
unfortunately I don't have any pre-birth pics but i do have some taken during birth. I'll dig them up and post the pics
User avatar
Wvipera
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:52 am
Location: JHB

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Widget » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:11 am

*Gulp*
User avatar
Widget
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Potchefstroom

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Loretta » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:33 pm

Eish! I'm so glad its not me who has to feed the hordes! I vaguely recall reading a thread saying they're particularly difficult when it comes to the first feed and that they usually have to be force fed. Is that true?
I'm not suffering from insanity... I'm enjoying every minute of it!
User avatar
Loretta
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 am
Location: Potchefstroom

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby BB Gabonica » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:59 pm

@ Loretta: White-lips generally need to be force fed their first few meals unless you can get hold of plenty of tiny geckos or frogs. Some take scented pinks nicely and some are born as eating machines and will take pinks without hassle.
User avatar
BB Gabonica
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:06 pm
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby marc bt » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:13 pm

The white-lips we breed at Northlands were rather easy to get feeding. Once they had shed most started to take pinky parts but the key with these guys is patience. They would often strike at the piece of pink but not hold on then finally after a couple of attempts they would hold on, then you have to keep as still as possible until the pink was a fair way down it's throat. Some of the other babies ate later, once you noticed them slithering on the floor of the enclosure you knew they were looking for food and would go mental when food was in their cage, striking at it non-stop, until finally they would hold on.
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Loretta » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:51 pm

@ BB Gabonica: Thanks for the info!

No offense to anyone, but it certainly does not sound like fun to me!

They are very cute, however....
I'm not suffering from insanity... I'm enjoying every minute of it!
User avatar
Loretta
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 242
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 am
Location: Potchefstroom

Re: Wow! lots of babies!

Postby Hustler » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:38 pm

That's a real nice clutch! Goodluck with getting them all feeding ;) .
The man who has no imagination has no wings. -Muhammad Ali

You can live every day like a man. But if you do not die like a man then it all means nothing.
- Egan Inoue
User avatar
Hustler
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 797
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:16 am
Location: Joburg South


Return to Whitelipped tree vipers (Cryptelytrops albolabris)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron