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 Signs of a gravid female

hi i was just woundering what are the signs of a gravid female red tail boa



04/23/05  10:20pm

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 Signs of a gravid female

Usually they will go off food, although some may still eat, if gravid they should be given smaller food items than normal, they will appear to be putting on weight on the lower parts of their bodies, you will usually see them in gravid behavior, all coiled up in the heat conservation position, laying on their sides a bit, some even inverted. Hopefully you get a successful breeding, and the male bred her successfully. Pics would be a good help if you have any, and a time line of them giving birth is typically 105 days after her post ovulation shed. Although they can go a bit sooner, or a bit later than that. They usually do darken up a lot more than usual while gravid too, and in a really gravid female there will be a decent amount of scale separation. You want to make sure that the cage is heated properly while she is gravid as well, so the babies inside of her are heated properly.



04/24/05  01:06pm


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