Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 214

6 members and 208 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 03:30 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 68,689
Threads: 243,169
Posts: 2,522,804
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Lavenderlovender13
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    03-14-2019
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts

    Tail was sticking up about 4 inches

    I'm waiting for my 25 year old ball (never been with a male) to lay eggs, she took 48 days last year, and its been around 40 days so far this year from the pre-lay shed.

    I noticed her tail sticking right up, but nothing came of it, is this a sign they are getting ready to lay by any chance?

    Apart from going to the toilet or maybe mating, I donno why else they would do that.

  2. #2
    BPnet Veteran Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,119
    Thanks
    16,845
    Thanked 9,877 Times in 6,315 Posts
    I suppose it could be, though I've mostly seen it when a snake is about to let loose some stool or urates. But you have to figure that eggs put pressure internally, so it
    stands to reason that your BP might have felt like she had to 'go', & that's why nothing came of it.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    03-14-2019
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts

    Re: Tail was sticking up about 4 inches

    She just laid in the night/this morning, so a couple of days after the tail thing.
    So maybe some connection.

    I'm gonna have to remove her later to get to the eggs, I donno how many there are, or if there's any left to come out.
    They are probably non-viable as she hasn't been with a male ever.
    Just need to try and not get mauled.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to colin-java For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (06-03-2020),dr del (06-03-2020)

  5. #4
    in evinco persecutus dr del's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-20-2006
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    24,504
    Thanks
    9,165
    Thanked 6,754 Times in 4,291 Posts
    Images: 93

    Re: Tail was sticking up about 4 inches

    Hi,

    They do raise the tail during egg laying but it needs to be considered as part of a larger set of signs - is the tail in the center of the coils? can you see the bulge of the eggs right down by the vent?

    If any of the last two are negative it's probably poop - and if the tail is on the outside but you can see a buldge it's what we call "sausage butt"

    Glad to hear about the eggos though - Congratulations.
    Derek

    7 adult Royals (2.5), 1.0 COS Pastel, 1.0 Enchi, 1.1 Lesser platty Royal python, 1.1 Black pastel Royal python, 0.1 Blue eyed leucistic ( Super lesser), 0.1 Piebald Royal python, 1.0 Sinaloan milk snake 1.0 crested gecko and 1 bad case of ETS. no wife, no surprise.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to dr del For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (06-03-2020)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1