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so i posted a thread the other day asking for advice about breeding ball python morphs as this is something i would like to do in the future. currently i do own both a male and female coastal carpet python so iv'e decided to breed these together first to gain some experience before i breed ball pythons. i think this would be a good idea and a good thing to do.
my question is, is my male up to the job ? hes tiny compared to the female, hes around three years old and four feet give or take a few inches, from what ive read males need not be the same size as the females as they mature at much younger age, but surely there is a preferred size at which they can breed at ???? any advice on sizes and weights etc would be much appreciated : victory:

(sorry for the long message peeps :whistling2: )
 

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just give it a go, he either will or won;t there is no health risk to him, assuming the females doesn;t squash him :lol2:
so his small size wont affect his health or put any stress on him, its just a matter of him being into the older girls or not haha ... he does look like a shoe lace compared with her though.
 

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My male albino bred this year at 18 moths of age and less than 500g's in weight and my male bredli did the same the year before at a similar age. They do not have to be big to pack viable sperm.



Just look at the comparative sizes of male and female hognose snakes for example.
 

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thanks for uploading that piccy :) beautiful snakes... similar size difference in my male and female
 
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