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With so many snakes in collection there's allways something happening.... 
Check what happened over the years in this logbook...

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December 
19
During the weekly feeding one of the young Corallus was in the middle of his shedding. That didn't bother him at all; he rapidly accepted a naked rat. The next morning he hang upside down for dead. Probably choked... After making the photos I wanted to remove him but found out that he was still alive !!  The rat (I admit; a large one for a just born) was stuck in his mouth and he couldn't  remove the rat himself.  The rat became stuck because the snake didn't bother to find the head of tail first. Now, a few days later he's allright, waiting for his food. 


October 
20
The score after five weeks concerning the nine young Corallus: 
Three of them started eating spontaneously, five others do not show any interrest at all for food (naked mice or rats). One died this week; no abnormalities seen.
 
October
8
We did visit the European Snakeday in Houten.
Is always something to look forward too.
We sold several Corallus, mainly offspring 2004 and 2005.
September
21
After allmost one month after she had her (dead) litter female 17 started eating again. Female 18 (who had a litter on August 22 has eaten three times allready. Two of her youngster have eaten too. 
We never ever force-feed offspring of this species: they'll start eating spontaneously within the next three months.... 
 
August
28
It's a strange week this week:
Today Epicrates c. cenchria had a litter. We never ever saw matings and since two months the female started eating again. We didn't expect her to be pregnant.
It's a nice surprise after yesterdays disappointed...
 
August
27
Female 17 produced offspring today with quite a disapointing score: 10 infertile eggs and five dead: 


The first two shared the same egg: 
they are significantly smaller than the others and share the umbilical cord.


This one was still alive !! (shortly)
The placenta was still present and the ventral skin was partly grown together.
 


This beauty had several abnormalities on the spine


The placenta was partly present.

August
22
Much to our surprise female 18 produced offspring today (father is number 20). The score is: 9 juvenile, 4 dead and an infertile egg.
All dead youngsters do have an abnormality on their spine. The two colour-lines within the litter are wel represented by the photos of the two dead youngsters.

August
21
The snake mentioned on August 14 died today. We'll try to find out what kind of disease she had.. 
August
20
The pregnant Corallus h. hortulanus are both expected to give birth to there litters around September 10. (if the first mating was successfull and the pregnancy takes 230 days).  
August
18
We kept four Morelia viridis (offspring 2005). They are 14 months old now and they all started their colour-change over the last three months. That is remarkable because the moment that colour-change starts is very variable, even within the same litter: it is our experience that the colour change can start between 7 and 22 months.
August
14
One of our Corallus h. h. (born: 2004) has multiple bumps all over the body. The animal is in agony and bites in the own body frequently. 
Dr. Maja Kik is contacted for profesional advice. 

June
15
This is the same Corallus h. hortulanus as on the photo of May 28. 
Notice how much darker she became in the last 2,5 week.!
May
28
Both female Corallus h. hortulanus are pregnant. they grow, there colour is darker compared with a few months ago and they can be found on the hot spot frequently. We expect the juvenile in september.
May
28
The female Morelia viridis did not lay eggs. She started eating again and can't be found on the hot spot as frequently as before. The mating was between January 22 and februari 23. If the last mating was succesfull she should have laid her eggs around May 23. 
May 
7
The female Morelia viridis sloughed today. She will lay her eggs within the next ten days (is our experience)   
April
21
We did put one of our Morelia viridis males to sleep today because of a prolaps. He has had several prolapses as a juvenile which we were able to replace nicely. He never had such a massive (bleeding) prolaps before. At the same time  we found faeces; hard and dry in a way we never saw before. We don't really have an explanation for this, If you have any idea please let us know.
 
 

April
19
The female Morelia viridis is offered the same laying site as last year: a terra-cotta flowerpotin a washing-up bowl filled with moist vermicullite. Temperature on this spot is 28 degrees Celsius (constantly). She shows no interest. We´ll have to wait.  
April 
2
Morelia viridis is certainly pregnant. She stopped eating, is growing well en her basic colour is changing to a lighter shade of green. If the first mating was successful the eggs can be expected around April 19.   
March
21
Over the last few weeks we received several photo's from Jakko.
Jakko bought one of our Morelia viridis offspring last year. Beautiful pictures that show the changings of colours within a month. The data on which the pictures were taken are added.
 
 
 

Under "Misculaneous" some wallpapers are added..


Februari 22
 

Februari 27

Februari 28
 

March 4

March 8
 

March 8

March 28
February
20
We saw approx. ten matings of theMorelia viridis couple. 
Both Corallus couples did what we wanted them to do.
We keep our doubts on Epicrates c. cenchria. No matings seen.
We seperated all man again.
 
January 
25
Male 15 was introduced to female 17 on January 23. They were found in mating this morning !!
January 
23
Male 20 was introduced to female 18 this evening.
Mating within the hour !! 
January 
22
The morelia viridis male was introduced by the female last night. She went for hiding under the newspapers on the floor of the terrarium immediately. 

This morning we found them under the newspapers in mating.

January 
17
One of our offspring 2005 Corallus h.h. was put to sleep. He was a poor eater and found on the floor of his terrarium, with a poor muscle tonus and covered with bumps. We saw this before (only on young snakes) but don't know what desease it is.
January
14
The last three Corallus h.h. did accept pinky mice spontaneously. This is there first food since being born 4,5 months ago. All still looked wel (remember: small litters / large animals). We have the impression that all slow starters are males...
January
06
best wishes to you all !!

Check the breeding page for the animals we will put in our breeding project this year. We decided not to breed with females 21 and 22. Both animals are poor eaters for the last months and both have problems shedding completely. 


 
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