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RE: Nice to come home to this.

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Posted by: FR at Thu May 22 12:38:31 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

So 8 days, that was considered normal years ago. So recently, Steve Perry reported one with his version of deep nesting, laid the next day. So we have a range of days from one to say 14.
What occurs while they are holding eggs? that is a good question and not the only one, just a good one?
When gravid, they gain weight, then at some point, they appear skinny and fat at the same time, to a point if the scales thin, the snake appears A shaped instead of roundish. etc.
So the question is what is normal or good. I and I am sure most would say, to drop the eggs at or just before the female starts to thin out. Which would be a good thing.
So with deep nesting( and let me tell you nothing I have ever done as good as nature). They will drop all on their own, the eggs before the females start to look bad. Our job as keepers should be to make it as easy as possible which is normal to the wild females. Its all about our way of applying words, some factory breeders place them in nests at 9 days, and say, they are ready and they are. More accurately, they are past ready and within harmful. In my experience, harm starts to occur somewhere after 9 days. In your conditions, only you can set that in a meaningful way. As your conditions can vary. That said, 1 to 5 days seems to be good, 5 to 10 days, not as good, but not harmful, 10 days and beyond, CAN be harmful and can cause death. Remember, this is only guide. It will be fun to see what happens next year. Also, the above is only for you to compare to. As long as your animals are healthy and your happy, its all good.


   

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