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    Blood breeding question

    So I decided a while ago that I'm not going to breed, but I am still going to buy snakes that in case I change my mind that I will be able to breed what I have. So here is the question. I've read that Blood Python females wont breed if purchased as adults. I am looking to purchase a 4 year old T- Female to go with my male. So is it true that Blood python females wont breed if not purchased as a Juvenile?
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    Re: Blood breeding question

    Quote Originally Posted by sur3fir3 View Post
    So I decided a while ago that I'm not going to breed, but I am still going to buy snakes that in case I change my mind that I will be able to breed what I have. So here is the question. I've read that Blood Python females wont breed if purchased as adults. I am looking to purchase a 4 year old T- Female to go with my male. So is it true that Blood python females wont breed if not purchased as a Juvenile?
    I have no experience with bloods, but where did you read that? Maybe they were saying it takes a while for adult snakes to settle in when re-homed? or maybe it's
    that many adult females available on the market are there because they failed to breed, or because they are no longer productive? I would expect to pay a premium
    price for a healthy female snake in the prime of her breeding life, but if you don't mind that & can find a trustworthy* source...? (*for the snake's age & true condition)

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    Re: Blood breeding question

    I think that is a generalization in reference to wild caught blood python specimens.

    Excerpt from: http://vpi.com/publications/blood_py...ation_and_care
    'Wild-caught adult female blood pythons are extremely difficult to breed in captivity. Probably less than 1% of imported adult female blood pythons will ever lay eggs in captivity. This is not true of wild-caught males, many of which will breed successfully in captivity. But if one wants to breed blood pythons, we strongly recommend that they raise the females from hatchlings.'

    I am aware of several captive bred female blood pythons that have changed hands over the years as adults and continue to reproduce successfully.
    *.* TNTC

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    OK Guys thanks. it is a possibility that they were referring to wild caught specimens. Thanks !!!
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