Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 1:07 pm

Things eggs hatched in 56 days at between 26-29degrees.

I was amazed how small these snakes are. Interested to see these feed so if anyone knows where i can get CHEAP finches or finch eggs in Durban drop me a PM.


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Mother and hatchling

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If anyone in KZN is interested in some feel free to PM me if you think you can feed them you can have one.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon May 03, 2010 1:35 pm

Congrats man. Not many people can say they bred these.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Mitton » Mon May 03, 2010 1:40 pm

Well done Fooble.
How many babies did you get?
For me it is easiest to just tube feed them, I don't even get eggs for the adults here in Jhb.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 1:41 pm

Really they are so very common and commonly kept.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 1:45 pm

Mitton wrote:Well done Fooble.
How many babies did you get?
For me it is easiest to just tube feed them, I don't even get eggs for the adults here in Jhb.


Thanks Mitton i have never tube fed any of my egg eaters i will only feed eggs.
I keep some Japanses quial which lay like chickens which are great for my adults.

I got 5 eggs and this was her second clutch mating took place in January had the first set of eggs end of February.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby jka » Mon May 03, 2010 2:54 pm

Nice Fooble some captive specimans.

Whats the sex ratio of this clutch.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 2:59 pm

Jka i haven't sexed them yet i shall wait till after they shed.

ill guess 2:3 though .
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby bunny-ears » Mon May 03, 2010 8:53 pm

Well done! Scabras are pretty rare in the Uk and I would love to get my hands on a pair one day. You must be thrilled with the new additions. They are very cute :D
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Mon May 03, 2010 9:01 pm

bunny-ears wrote:Well done! Scabras are pretty rare in the Uk and I would love to get my hands on a pair one day. You must be thrilled with the new additions. They are very cute :D


I will trade you 5 to 1 of your new hatchlings anyday haha.

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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Bushviper » Tue May 04, 2010 11:24 am

I think it would be okay to hibernate them straight away and then wake them up in August. That gives you enough time to build a finch aviary and get them to breed.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Tue May 04, 2010 12:18 pm

That's what i was thinking get them straight into hibernation then feed them up easily.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby bunny-ears » Wed May 05, 2010 6:36 pm

Fooble wrote:
bunny-ears wrote:Well done! Scabras are pretty rare in the Uk and I would love to get my hands on a pair one day. You must be thrilled with the new additions. They are very cute :D


I will trade you 5 to 1 of your new hatchlings anyday haha.

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A shame I dont live near you then as I would deffinately give you a few of my D.medici for some of those babies. And I very much doubt that there is anyway I could get them to you that did not cost an arm and a leg. Maybe one day though :D I am going to be over run soon as I just checked and I have another 8 fertile eggs in the incubator and another gravid female due to lay. I will be keeping back all the babies to grow on, and also any D.atra babies ( red and also black) so you never know what will happen in the future, if you ever move to the UK then let me know!
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Wed May 05, 2010 8:39 pm

Ha ha thanks bunny-ears.

I actually had some mating taking place between my D.inornata this last two days hopefully they will produce :)
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Fooble » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:02 pm

Update: Hatchlings took Bengalese eggs from the get go.

I was doing some reaidng and it is stated tube fed snakes grow much slower then snakes which were given ample
eggs as the stress of being tubed ect affected the snakes ability to gain weight.
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Re: Quick Fix Dasypeltis scabra hatching

Postby Bushviper » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:32 am

Fooble I dont think that the snakes being tube fed grow less because they stress more. I believe that the feeding process makes that more egg is lost when the tube is removed and the stomach is not stretched slowly as if they are swallowing the egg so less egg is digested with tube feeding. The snakes also fight and resist the process which uses up more energy which they would have to get from the egg being forced down them.

Either way tube feeding should not be the first choice for baby egg eaters. I am of the opinion that if you cannot get them eggs on a regular basis then you should not be keeping them. It is preferable if you actually have your own aviary so that you know exactly how fresh each egg is that you remove. 5 or 6 pairs of finches and two pairs of quail should be enough for most egg eater collections.
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