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A Family of snake

Almost all snakes reproduce sexually, with the participation of female and male. Only certain species are capable of parthenogenesis, i.e. the reproduction is not transmitted sexually, and from unfertilized eggs without the participation of a male. There among the snakes, as a rare exception, and true hermaphrodites, i.e. individuals who are simultaneously female and male. Such exceptional case was recorded on the small island of Queimada-Grande, South America. There were found the snake, dubbed the island bothrops, among which, in addition to ordinary females and males, meet bisexual individuals who make up the majority of the population. These individuals are females, while the ovaries are the male copulatory organs and Mature testes. Such individuals may in some cases play the role of females and to breed, and the males are fertilizing other females (ordinary or hermaphrodite). The existence in the population of the island bothrops such unusual females is so efficient, the need for normal males has dropped, and their share in recent years has declined.

The female from the male in the overwhelming majority of snake species difficult to distinguish. The serpent the visible Continue reading

Royal Python

Problems with young.Part 1.

Infant vardousia or hardened yolks, hard belly, mass in Ball python hatchlings.

Newborn Regius, born in razvodnyh world level (captive breed, next, CB) or on a snake farm in the wilds of the jungle (farm breed, then FB), sometimes present surprises. In the last third of the body they have formed a small swelling. If you palpate the area, you’ll find some solid foreign body. It can be of different sizes and in some cases take up half the volume of the digestive tract of the snake. It’s not stool, as some might think, this so-called hardened yolk (hard yolk). Foreign colleagues use the term “hard belly” to refer to this problem, in a literal translation on Russian it sounds like vardousia.

The good news is tendopathies suffer only newborn Regiony. Suffer the vast majority of cases, not for long. Somehow solid the yolk mass is blocking the intestine, which threatens the life of a newborn Python. If the mass, which is visually similar to the oblong lump of matter, not removed in time, the snake will die of starvation and dehydration. If you delete, the chances of survival of the young of Ragusa will be slightly higher, but according to statistics, only 10-20% of the pups live longer than two months after the procedure.

Removing Python from the tumor, by contacting the veterinarian or yourself. In any case, you should be prepared for the fact that a dense mass inside the belly of a snake Continue reading

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