breeding season and breeding snakes

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  1. Willspyrou

    Willspyrou Not so new Member

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    okay so this may be a stupid question to some but breeding season!!!
    when does it start when does it roughly finish
    i know its breeding season now
    but i also want to know
    is there only one breeding season per year!
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    this is my first breeding season
    and i pretty much think i know a fair bit about breeding pythons from research
    but it would be greatly appreciated if people would post any tips they have or pointers whatever you want to call them for a bit of guidance
    i currently have a pair of mating stimsons
    and a pair of mating diamonds
    i also have a hunch my bredli's may be mating but havent caught them out yet!!!
    so please let me know of any helpful tips and pointers you guys thought came in handy when you started!
     
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    Cockney_Red Well-Known Member

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    If you have done your research, you must know of dates to cool, and introduce your pairs
     
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    Willspyrou Not so new Member

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    im just asking for what people think!!!!
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Don't get upset then.He gave you his opinion.
     
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    Willspyrou Not so new Member

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    Nah I'm not didn't mean it to come across that way
     
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    kitten_pheonix Well-Known Member

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    All of your research should of answered all of those questions?
    How long have you had them for?
     
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    Hope are prepared to look after all the babies for a loooong time,...none of what you have mating atm is easy to sell these days,...people are still struggling to get rid of last years offspring.
     
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    Willspyrou Not so new Member

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    Lol not a lot of love from people ahaha
    but he nah I'm prepared
    i have also got a couple reptile and pet shops that are willing to purchase multiple
    but in short terms yes I am prepared
     
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    Haha, you guys sure showed him. That'll teach him for asking questions.
     
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    I separate my animals mid-late September. Mine breed mid/late Winter and early Spring, with eggs being laid from about now to December.

    The only real tips I'd suggest is to keep a very close eye on your girls, and make sure you have those lay boxes ready! Make sure the incubator is good to go, mine has been sitting at 31.5C for the last few weeks. Breeding the snakes is the easy part really, the fun really begins with getting your babies to feed.

    and also guys, really? It's not hard to answer his questions or not to say anything at all really...
     
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    Willspyrou Not so new Member

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    Thanks for the tips
    ye got my incubator running already nesting boxes ready
    so looks like so far I'm pretty much on track

    and ye haha ask a question or two get shot down like no tomorrow ahah
     
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    for all the best information you will ever need get yourself a copy of Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons, it is probably the best book on the subject you will ever find, all the best breeders will probably have this bible in their library, and the best part is someone else has done the hard yards and all info is tried and tested otherwise Mike Swan would not have his name associated with it as the editer, another gr8 thing about is that you will not be "shot down" for asking questions. :) .............................Ron
     
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    I wasnt shooting you down, just making you aware of it. I bred diamonds and bredli last year, if i hadnt been contacted by a shop for a cheap bulk purchase id still have 20 snakes rapidly outgrowing their tubs. Needless to say the snakes arent even getting aviary time together till the seasons it waaaay over!!!
     
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    Whats the chances this would cover tree snakes as well. Or should the breeding practises be pretty similar. Ive done a lot of looking around and have found little to nothing on breeding tree snakes
     
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    Try this book, I don't own it but by the description it sounds appropriate. A Guide To Australian Snakes In Captivity-Elapids & Colubrids
     
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    cheers, ordered myself a copy!
     
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