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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
31
The end of an frustrating year. No offspring at all and several adults lost.  
October 12  During my evening inspection I found female 04.04 eating her litter. I forced her to vomit and concluded that the litter did excist out at least of 10 dead youngsters and two unfertile eggs. All juvenile are within the membrane and look full grown.. It's very frustrating to have a dead litter again without having a clue what the reason might be ...


October 
02
Again an adult female died unexpectedly. It's femal 99.17 born in 1999 and pregnant too. The picture, taken a week ago, shows her filled belly and dark skin.
September
11
Yesterday female number 04.17 did give birth to 10 unfertile eggs and one relatively large juvenile. A poor score but what a beautiful red one !

Much to my disappointed I found this juvenile dead this morning. Nothing abnormal was noticed during inspection yesterday; it did react alert and adequate. 

August
12
The last remaining Gonyosoma oxycephalum died. He was doing well over the last three months. Last week he did throw up two days after eating a mouse. I didn't worry to much because the prey was relatively large.
July
09
I added the remaining Gonyosoma oxycephalum to my collection. He's doing fine.  
June
04
Much to my surprise I found female 99.18 dead this morning. I didn't notice any abnormal behaviour over the last months.  I did see several matings in Februari and expected her to be pregnant. She stopped eating, was allways found near the hot spot and het skin darkened. All signs for a pregnancy. Inspecting the dead body I noticed a necrotic thickening of het belly. 
June 
01
The only Gonyosoma oxycephalum left is doing well. He eats and sheds without a problem. I'll keep him in quarantaine for a few more weeks.   
May
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Two of the December 2007 offspring Corallus hortulanus did not eat untill now. 

Two chicks (one day old) from a couple diamond doves fell out of their nest yesterday and were accepted instantly.
 
 
 
 

 

May
25

 

The female Morelia viridis keeps amazing us with her behaviour. Over the last months she stayed in the terracotta pot for weeks at the time. Whe shedded yesterday and accepted a small rat today. It doesn't look like she is pregnant.  
April
04
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Today again two Gonyosoma oxycephalum died. 

This is a picture taken on March 31 showing the skin problems two days before the animal died. 

There's one animal left. He recovered and it looks like he is doing well.
 
 
 

 

March
24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Problems with Gonyosoma oxycephalum. Since two days all three animals left developed skin problems that look like waterpox. Odd, because we don't keep wet at all. Antibiotics started and we decided to keep them even more dryer.
March
6
The female Morelia viridis did shed and is back in the laying site. We'll wait and see...

One of the Gonyosoma oxycephalum died.

 
March
3
Problems with Gonyosoma oxycephalum. Only one animal did eat (once).  All four have snake mite.  Treatment started today. Fortunately they were kept in quarantaine apart from the other animals in our collection. 
These are not the problems you expect with captive born animals....
 
February
28
The Morelia viridis female was taken out of the laying site for inspection today. She did not leave this site for the last week. We expect her to be pregnant; she grew over the last weeks and her basic colour is changing to a lighter shade of blue. (compare this picture with the one taken on January 27..)
February
22
Much to our surprise we found our female Morelia viridis inside the terra-cotta flowerpot filled with moist vermicullite. We saw matings in Juli next year and in January this year. We'll wait and see..
February
18
Again matings observed on Epicrates c. cenchria 
 

Last years juveniles are beautiful !!

February
17
Yesterday we introduced the males numbers 15 and 20 to the ladies. Both did mate on the same evening..  
January
30
We saw matings by Epicrates c. cenchria. The Corallus hortulanus male 05 was put together with female 17 and later female 18 but no matings seen.  
January
27
We did put the couple Morelia viridis together on January 25 with a mating the same evening. The next evening we saw a second mating.

It's remarkeble to see the difference in colour between both animals. After last years matings (in January, February and July) the female changed colour what made us believe she was pregnant. She did not produce eggs and did not return to her "original" colour.

January
27
We went to the local reptile market today and found, much to our surprise Gonyosoma oxycephalum offspring 2007 on sale. This one was on our wishing list for ages but we never found healthy offspring. We bought 2,2 
January
23
Last week we decided about the animals to breed with this year. Check "breeding" for the details.
January
01
best wishes to you all !!  

 
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