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Old 03-01-2010, 08:20 PM
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In this video a man is cutting open all snake eggs to see what hes got, is this bad ??? Aparently he "knows what hes doing"


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Actually very common practice, as he mentions he has waited and it has gone past the due time so he is cutting the eggs that have yet to pip, you can see the eggs have caved in. The idea is why risk a snake just because the egg was too thick or the egg tooth has broken off. What I dont agree with is him pulling them part out to have a look at what they are. Most just slit have a peep and then leave them too it.
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Actually very common practice, as he mentions he has waited and it has gone past the due time so he is cutting the eggs that have yet to pip, you can see the eggs have caved in. The idea is why risk a snake just because the egg was too thick or the egg tooth has broken off. What I dont agree with is him pulling them part out to have a look at what they are. Most just slit have a peep and then leave them too it.
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there is a thread about this in breeding section, that might be of interest

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/breed...eggs-open.html
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there is a thread about this in breeding section, that might be of interest

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/breed...eggs-open.html

i had to comment on that thread its shocking
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i had to comment on that thread its shocking

I was getting quite annoyed by this comment

well i personally think cutting eggs open is wrong because in the wild if they are not suppose to make it they wont hatch, but then again i have cut some leopard gecko eggs open because they was 4 weeks overdue and they smelt bad and were brown but the little one was alive but sadly died.

you should never cut open or help a hatchling hatch because its just going to deteriate later on in life.


Erm maybe if you had cut them before hand the one that was alive might have made it.
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I was getting quite annoyed by this comment

well i personally think cutting eggs open is wrong because in the wild if they are not suppose to make it they wont hatch, but then again i have cut some leopard gecko eggs open because they was 4 weeks overdue and they smelt bad and were brown but the little one was alive but sadly died.

you should never cut open or help a hatchling hatch because its just going to deteriate later on in life.


Erm maybe if you had cut them before hand the one that was alive might have made it.
yeh another comment from someone who has no clue at all .
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I generally slit all my eggs to give the babies a helping hand if they need it. 90% of the time, though, they make their own slits on a completely different part of the egg and emerge through that.
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I generally slit all my eggs to give the babies a helping hand if they need it. 90% of the time, though, they make their own slits on a completely different part of the egg and emerge through that.
lol, sounds like snake logic to me .
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yeh another comment from someone who has no clue at all .

thats why we have ppl like you mate to ask if we have a problem, i wouldn't think twice about asking you a question cause i know if you didn't know, you'd know some 1 who does and you'll get back to me asap!
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