Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

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Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Malkavia » Thu, 20 Jun 2002 01:08:20



Okay, I was told that pretty much all i had to do to get my carpet
python pair to breed is put them together starting in february, for a
couple of weeks...well, its June now, and i still have them
together..if i havent noticed any *** by now is there a chance
of it occuring yet or should i separate them?

Thanks
Evan

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Jeff Wagn » Thu, 20 Jun 2002 07:37:54


A couple questions first..

 How old are the snakes?

 Did you cool them over the winter?

 Are you 100% sure you have a pair?

 Lets start there and see where we go from here.

 Jeff

Quote:

> Okay, I was told that pretty much all i had to do to get my carpet
> python pair to breed is put them together starting in february, for a
> couple of weeks...well, its June now, and i still have them
> together..if i havent noticed any *** by now is there a chance
> of it occuring yet or should i separate them?

> Thanks
> Evan

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Evan » Fri, 21 Jun 2002 05:57:37


Quote:
>A couple questions first..
> How old are the snakes?

at least 3 years, probably more like four

Quote:
> Did you cool them over the winter?

Not purposefully, but the temp dropped a good 10-or more degrees for
them due to weather (and the fact that i cant afford to run the gas
heater full blast all winter)

Quote:
> Are you 100% sure you have a pair?

The guy i bought them from assured me i had a pair, & their tails
match what i've read about male/female visual differences, but no i
havent probed them or anything (i dont know anyone willing to help
hold 'em)
Quote:
> Lets start there and see where we go from here.
> Jeff

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Jeff Wagne » Fri, 21 Jun 2002 08:08:14


 The snakes need to be brumated. That means cooled to 60ish degrees or
less (varys by species) and not fed for 8 weeks or more, again
depending on species.
 Then you slowly warm them back up and begin feeding again. After the
second shed put them together and they should breed.
 The snakes must be cycled or they don't know it is breeding season.

 Be sure to talk to a python person for correct temps and durations
before attempting to brumate them as I only know colubrids.

 jeff


Quote:

> >A couple questions first..

> > How old are the snakes?
> at least 3 years, probably more like four

> > Did you cool them over the winter?

> Not purposefully, but the temp dropped a good 10-or more degrees for
> them due to weather (and the fact that i cant afford to run the gas
> heater full blast all winter)

> > Are you 100% sure you have a pair?

> The guy i bought them from assured me i had a pair, & their tails
> match what i've read about male/female visual differences, but no i
> havent probed them or anything (i dont know anyone willing to help
> hold 'em)

> > Lets start there and see where we go from here.

> > Jeff

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Rhon » Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:30:14


60ish is too cold for a carpet python.  If you drop it that far, you
could end up with respiratory infections.  I don't have a temp to tell
you, but more research is necessary on this one.  

~Rhonda

"Good memories, good friends, and a few good laughs is a valuable
commodity these days."  Ross Brewitt

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Jeff Wagne » Fri, 21 Jun 2002 12:17:44


 It very well may be. I don't know pythons..Hence the suggeston for
more experienced python person.
 What part of the world does it never get below 60? I would think that
a conservative number. But then I don't really know.

 jeff


Quote:

> 60ish is too cold for a carpet python.  If you drop it that far, you
> could end up with respiratory infections.  I don't have a temp to tell
> you, but more research is necessary on this one.  

> ~Rhonda

> "Good memories, good friends, and a few good laughs is a valuable
> commodity these days."  Ross Brewitt

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by rlingra » Sat, 22 Jun 2002 12:36:06


i know people belive what they want to about this but i breed burmese for
many years and boas for the last 2 years and never ever cooled any of them
down. some people swear by it other like myself see no need for it.
and for colubrids i bred them from 12 to 20 years of age and as before i
never cooled them. red rats, yellow rats and Fl kings.

Randy

P.S
I stopped posting links to my site. so people would not think the only
reason i replyed was a plug for my buisness.

 
 
 

Carpet python breeding (am I doing this right?)

Post by Evan » Sat, 22 Jun 2002 01:40:51


Well from what i've read these irian jaya carpets live in northern
australia and indoensia, i wouldnt think it gets near to 60 for too
much of the year, but i could be wrong.  Thanks for the advice, i'll
give it a shot next winter



Quote:
> It very well may be. I don't know pythons..Hence the suggeston for
>more experienced python person.
> What part of the world does it never get below 60? I would think that
>a conservative number. But then I don't really know.

> jeff



>> 60ish is too cold for a carpet python.  If you drop it that far, you
>> could end up with respiratory infections.  I don't have a temp to tell
>> you, but more research is necessary on this one.  

>> ~Rhonda

>> "Good memories, good friends, and a few good laughs is a valuable
>> commodity these days."  Ross Brewitt