Two headed jungle just hatched!

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  1. RSPcrazy

    RSPcrazy Very Well-Known Member

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    Found something a little different in the incubator today.

    Enjoy.

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    It looks to be conjoined twins, as the top and bottom of its body is separated (but still joined), but the middle of its body is one.

    I'm uploading a video of it hatching to YouTube as we speak, I'll link it here once it's ready.

    I gave it to my reptile vet (Dr Robert Johnson) for his research. Better it being studied, then me throwing it in the bin I say.
     
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    poor thing :(
     
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    That's pretty cool, too bad it's so deformed though.
     
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    So it came out alive? it's interesting but sad, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Yes, it came out alive. But by the time I had gotten it to the vet (roughly 40 minutes later), it had died.
     
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    Wow that's bizzare yet so sad
     
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    Isn't nature amazing and cruel at the same time? Cheers for the pics and vid.
     
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    interesting, but sad, id be happy that it died so quickly rather than having to do the deed myself,...
     
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    Poor little bugger...
     
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    Poor thing :(
     
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    Just wondering why on earth you took it to the vet for. What would they of done?

    Just curious is all, Dan
     
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    Maybe that's why.
     
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    wow. Do any 2 headed snakes live? very interesting.
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Yes occasionally they do
    Over the years I have hatched a 2 headed mac as well as a bhp.
     
  16. Trimeresurus

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    Yes, some look and function pretty normal aswell, sometimes both heads can eat ect, I don't think many live for as long as normal snakes though, but some have lived for years.
     
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    amazing....
     
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    My bad, didn't see that.
     
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    i hatched a jungle with almost the same deformity but it had a eye right on the tip of its nose, poor thing it died about 2 minutes after hatching. but i did cut a window for it, in nature i doubt it would have been able to cut its way out.
     
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    If it lives there are people who would pay handsomely for that!
     
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