Male female size difference

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  1. Southernserpent

    Southernserpent Not so new Member

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    What do people think about dramatic differences in size of male and females when breeding. Is their any tips or recommendations when it comes to the risks associated with this
     
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    What dramatic differences in size do you refer to? Any particular species you are referring too?
    Males are generally smaller than females anyway.
     
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    Sorry I was referring to snakes and carpet pythons in particular. I wasnt referring to any size in particular just wondering if anyone thinks their is a maximum and minimum size difference or if it is completely safe to breed a young male just coming to breeding age with a fully grown female and vice versa. Also if anyone has encountered any issues breeding snakes of dramatically different sizes
     
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    Not normally an issue but it comes down to species.
    For example I wouldn't put a small male BHP in at the beginning of the season as she might consider it a snack.
    Males have been known to successfully breed & produce young at 6 months old though I haven't managed with anything under 18 months.
     
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    Thanks Paul
     
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    wow 6 months old!
     
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    Small male I used last season, he was 2 and a half but has always been a bad feeder.
    Successfully produced a clutch to [​IMG]


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    Thanks kittycat big difference between those two
     
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    Yup!! Shows it can defintely be done, but with any introduction make sure you watch them for a bit and get a good grasp of there behaviours :)
    I’ll be attempting to breed an even smaller male this season out of curiosities sake though it will be a Murray Darling pairing and they are smaller than there coastal cousins anyway :)


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