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BCI Breeding Question

Postby ichrd » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:59 pm

BCI breeding age and size? (Male & Female)

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Re: BCI Breeding Question

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:07 pm

Size for this particular species I can't help with.
Size is the primary determinant factor of ability to breed, and most snakes in captivity generally reach the right size at two to three years of age.
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Re: BCI Breeding Question

Postby Jamster » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:48 am

Males tend to mature sexually at a younger age and smaller size. When it comes to females it essentially depends on how big you want her to be. I personally would only breed a female BCI at about 1.5m and up. The bigger your female the better the chances are that you could get a bigger litter, healthier babies and your female will more than likely be better off during gestation and after dropping the neonates.
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Re: BCI Breeding Question

Postby Bushviper » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:07 pm

Males can mate at 18 months old however I have seen 3 year old males that did not produce viable sperm leading to many slugs (infertile ova) which can cause a blockage and kill the female. Females do best when they are 4 years and older. If you grow them slowly (1 meal a week for 3 weeks then skip a week and then 3 meals again) they will live for 20 years and breed for most of that time. Females live longer if only bred every second year as well. Dont use one male on more than one female. They are not retics or ball pythons. Try have two males for each female if possible.
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