Pet Snake Forum And Discussion Board

  #1  
Old 09-11-2011, 06:31 PM
Greg Nel Greg Nel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Posts: 270
Default Breeding Red-Tail Boas

Please could someone give me basic advice on the steps to follow when considering breeding my red-tails. Alternatively please direct me to a reliable site. Some of the stuff i have read on the web appears to be hugely contradictory and some of it written by people who should not breed mice let alone snakes.
__________________
1.2 Red-tail boas (Castro + Cheeky + Sally)
1.1 Ball pythons (Pablo + Che')
0.1 Dumeril's boa (Alegra)
1.0 African Grey Parrot (Waxy)
1.3 Dogs (Marley, Jemma, Chelsea and Sasha)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-12-2011, 11:05 PM
lovesnuffles lovesnuffles is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6,093
Default

I have found one book that had the perfect description of breeding boas in it, but can't remember the name or author. Don't listen to anyone who tells you you need to season or cool down your boas before breeding them. That can do more harm than good. South America really doesn't have a big "cool" season, so it is not in their nature. They're really easy though. You can put a ready male and female together and most of the time they'll do the deed themselves. They don't lay eggs, so all you have to do is keep the female at a nice, warm incubation temp. You might wanna look up the temps to keep her at, because I don't remember and my memory is shooting out more and more because my pain mess are kicking in, so I'll let someone else take over.
__________________
.......... __
....>---'..o\
............| |
............| |
..........._\_\____
..........(________)__
.........(____________)
2.3 Red Tail Boa Constrictor (Pan, Andro, Whiskey, Brandy, Morgan)
3.7 Ball Python (Miles, Pudding, Jameson, Daiquiri, Mystery, Lemon Drop, Abita, Sambuca, Hypnotiq, Sin)
0.0.1 Kenyan Sand Boa (Shots)
0.1 Burmese Python (Gwen)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2011, 08:00 AM
Greg Nel Greg Nel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Posts: 270
Default

Thanks thats the best advice i have received anywhere. The whole seasonal thing and cooling etc made no real sense as the habitat they come from is either hot and wet or very hot and very wet. If you remember the name of that book please let me know. Slowly on the meds now! Just now you will be feeding those 2 new little herps pinkies!
__________________
1.2 Red-tail boas (Castro + Cheeky + Sally)
1.1 Ball pythons (Pablo + Che')
0.1 Dumeril's boa (Alegra)
1.0 African Grey Parrot (Waxy)
1.3 Dogs (Marley, Jemma, Chelsea and Sasha)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-13-2011, 02:58 PM
lovesnuffles lovesnuffles is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6,093
Default

Lmao! I think it'll be a while yet before they start eating pinkies ;P

I can tell you I found the book at PetSmart, which of all places surprised me. I don't know if you have PetSmart there or not, but it is without a doubt the WORST chain pet store to go to for information. Biggest idiots I've ever seen. I wonder sometimes if they go out of their way to hire idiots.
__________________
.......... __
....>---'..o\
............| |
............| |
..........._\_\____
..........(________)__
.........(____________)
2.3 Red Tail Boa Constrictor (Pan, Andro, Whiskey, Brandy, Morgan)
3.7 Ball Python (Miles, Pudding, Jameson, Daiquiri, Mystery, Lemon Drop, Abita, Sambuca, Hypnotiq, Sin)
0.0.1 Kenyan Sand Boa (Shots)
0.1 Burmese Python (Gwen)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-14-2011, 01:51 PM
Greg Nel Greg Nel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Posts: 270
Default

No we dont have Petsmart but your description sounds like the average SA pet store. I will check the online book stores even if i have to order from overseas.
__________________
1.2 Red-tail boas (Castro + Cheeky + Sally)
1.1 Ball pythons (Pablo + Che')
0.1 Dumeril's boa (Alegra)
1.0 African Grey Parrot (Waxy)
1.3 Dogs (Marley, Jemma, Chelsea and Sasha)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2011, 07:01 PM
lovesnuffles lovesnuffles is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6,093
Default

I THINK it might have been this one ... http://www.amazon.com/Constrictor-Ma...6282435&sr=8-3

It looks familiar to me, but I'm not sure
__________________
.......... __
....>---'..o\
............| |
............| |
..........._\_\____
..........(________)__
.........(____________)
2.3 Red Tail Boa Constrictor (Pan, Andro, Whiskey, Brandy, Morgan)
3.7 Ball Python (Miles, Pudding, Jameson, Daiquiri, Mystery, Lemon Drop, Abita, Sambuca, Hypnotiq, Sin)
0.0.1 Kenyan Sand Boa (Shots)
0.1 Burmese Python (Gwen)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.