im new to this forum and to breeding royals - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Snakes


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 388
Default im new to this forum and to breeding royals

hello everyone.
im new to this forum so not sure if im doing this right.
I put my male and female Royal /ball python together today. they have locked at least once today. I have read about 3 days on and 3 days off,so leave them together for 2 more days,then separate them,feed them and then put them back together after 3 days rest. got that,the thing that I don't quite get is the ovulating and gravid thing. when she swells,do I put her back with the male or is his job over?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:11 PM
RickDangerous's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Port Talbot
Posts: 1,576
Default

U need to read up more im afraid! Once they've locked most people take em out and give em 3 days rest. Theres no need to leave him in once you've observed a lock. Once shes ovulated his job is done.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:14 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 388
Default

so is his job over or do I need to put him back with her again at all?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:19 PM
RickDangerous's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Port Talbot
Posts: 1,576
Default

u put him in for 3 days on/days off. If during his 3 days on u see a lock, remove him, rest for 3 days and put him back in again. Keep doing this until u observe ovulation
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 388
Default

is the ovulating the swelling bit? do I put him back with her then? or is that the end of his work?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:24 PM
RickDangerous's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Port Talbot
Posts: 1,576
Default

yes its the swelling bit. No his work is done then.

Markus Jayne, Ball pythons | ballpython.ca
bigal1982 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Super Citizen
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: newmarket
Posts: 944
Default

I put my males with my females around once a month. Some people I have talked to have agreed that if it is just one male to one female that the 3 on 3 of mat be a bit too extensive
verity123 and RickDangerous like this.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 388
Default

they are locked now,have been for almost an hour. when they separate,i can take him out,try feeding them both them put him back,i keep doing that until she swells,is that right,then she will do the rest on her own until she lays the eggs,is that right. sorry to sound so dumb but just want to get it right

Last edited by kellywellyboot; 06-06-2013 at 08:34 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:35 PM
RickDangerous's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Port Talbot
Posts: 1,576
Default

as lukeraymont says 3 days on 3 days off might be a bit much. Im no expert, ive got my first set of eggs in the incubator right now, and i certainly didnt pair that often and my male was going between two females so once a month would be about right. One male can do 3 females, so then u might go towards 3 on 3 off for the male, but the females are getting a longer break.

You don't need to be feeding every 6 days either. u really need to do your own research as like i said, im no expert!!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 388
Default

all I really need to know is do I keep putting him back with her until she swells then his job is done and the rest is upto her?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breeding royals

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
breeding royals darrencovskin Snakes 9 14-09-2011 04:53 PM
Breeding Royals... What would you do? Orks007 Snakes 13 07-07-2010 10:36 AM
Breeding royals russm Snakes 1 21-06-2010 07:23 PM
breeding royals snakearms Snakes 5 05-12-2008 06:54 PM
Are you breeding your royals? wo0thigh Snakes 5 10-02-2008 08:06 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)