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 LLL Reptile & Supply
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
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: World Wetland Day . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - Feb. 04, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Feb. 11, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Feb. 18, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - Mar. 04, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Mar 11, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Mar. 12, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Mar. 25, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Apr. 01, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Apr. 08, 2023 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Apr. 15, 2023 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for  Animal Specialties
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Rosy breeding without brumation

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

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!


   

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


<< Previous Message:  Rosy breeding without brumation - BrianS., Mon May 31 13:11:23 2010