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 Pregnant allie questions

what months are the typical Allie breeding season? how long are they pregnant or gravid for depending on the species? i have northwesterns and i think my female got bread on Thursday.



04/06/13  12:25am

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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2295115


 Pregnant allie questions

I have Southerns so this may not be relevant but mine are breeding now. As I recall from last year it was 6-8 weeks from breeding to egg laying and 45-50 days to egg hatching at 78 F.



04/07/13  10:09am

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  Message To: Acre   In reference to Message Id: 2295202


 Pregnant allie questions

cool thanks :) , so I’ll assume late June early July if i see her getting really fat. ;)

are your Allies violent when breeding? i read that the male bites the females head while they mate, but my female got alot more hurt than i thought she would. the whole space from the back of her eyes to the back of her skull was raged scales and blood specks, she had a open bloody wound under her jaw(bigger than her eye or ear opening) and a wound on her tail. shes separated from the male and is healing now.

thanks, allelover



04/08/13  01:09am

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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2295243


 Pregnant allie questions

They can be pretty aggressive, especially if there is a large size differential between the male and female. This can work both ways; a small male may have so much trouble getting the right grip on a large female that he does more damage than a larger male would. Copulation can last almost a full day. A well nourished female will heal up fine.
Often they don’t swell up much when gravid, even when they have 9 or more eggs in them. An increase in activity and probing/digging actions are the best indicator that they are close to laying eggs. Always have a partially submerged box of moist something - moss, vermiculite, paper towel, whatever, keep it in the same place in the cage all the time, and check it frequently.



04/09/13  05:51pm

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  Message To: Acre   In reference to Message Id: 2295357


 Pregnant allie questions

...I should add again that of course I’m talking Southerns here.



04/09/13  09:03pm


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