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RE: Rosy breeding without brumation

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Posted by: joshdustin at Mon May 31 15:46:34 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joshdustin ]  
   

Most rosy breeders will tell you that brumation is necessary for successful breeding. However, I do know of several people who have had rosys reproduce without any type of brumation at all.

On friend who breeds lots of rosys report that he had just as much success with a rack of boas that were kept warm and fed all winter as he did with those that were brumated. Another friend told me he had a pair that were kept warm and fed at least weekly from the time the were born, and yet gave birth around their second birthday.

My personal opinion is that there are several factors that go into it, and temps are just one of them. Photoperiod is probably another, and who knows what else plays into it.

As for them being coastals decreasing the brumation requirement, I don't think that's out of the question.
Late this past January I caught an adult female boa in the general area that Limburgs came from, and it promptly regurgitated two baby bunnies. I was very surprised that she was eating so early in the year, although I wish I hadn't made her prove it.
Here she is, insitu. I can post a pic if the regurged meals if anyone wants to see.


Good luck with those double hets!


   

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