return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
click here for Rodent Pro
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Sept. 21, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Sept. 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Pensacola (Navarre) - Sept. 22, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Greenville - Sept. 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  NARBC Arlington - Sept. 22-23, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Sept. 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Midwest Herpetological Symposium - Sept. 28-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Sept. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Knoxville - Sept. 29-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - Sept. 29-30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 
Click here for cbreptile.com
full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for Jungle Bob
pool banner - $50 year

Gulf Salt Marsh water snake breeding

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Water Snakes ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: 53kw at Sat Jul 2 16:15:03 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

I've had a few Gulf Salties for several years, red and normal color phases. If they are paired in the same enclosure they mate every year with babies out in late August for me, probably around that time for most. Litters here are small, usually six babies. When my red male mated with my red female, all the babies were reds. When my black male mated with her, three of the babies were black and three were red.

My adults eat defrosted minnows and defrosted pink mice rubbed with minnow, presented on forceps. Newborns will eat tiny fish placed live into their water dish or presented on forceps, and will soon take defrosted fish of appropriate size from forceps. Gulf Salties are small snakes, my adults are around 20 inches long and don't seem to be getting any larger.

This species seems determined to survive in captivity, unlike some of the other species I work with, most of which are conspiring to give me a heart attack.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Gulf Salt Marsh water snake breeding - CrimsonKing, Mon Jul 18 22:32:36 2011