Category Archives: Birthing Record

Birthing Record page, tracking all historical births

This pair of Suriname Boas have been together

Suriname Red-tailed Boa (Boa constrictor constrictor)
An adult pair of Suriname Red-tailed Boas (Boa constrictor constrictor)

This pair of Suriname Boas have been together for the last couple of months. With any luck, we’ll be fortunate to have some beautiful baby boas available later on this year. 🙂

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A Halloween phase Amazon Tree Boa

A Halloween phase Amazon Tree Boa
A Halloween phase Amazon Tree Boa from a litter earlier this year. We’re slowly growing these guys up before offering them to new homes (Corallus hortulanus).

A Halloween phase Amazon Tree Boa from a litter earlier this year. We’re slowly growing these guys up before offering them to new homes (Corallus hortulanus).

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Amazon Tree Boa Litter is here!

Amazon Tree Boa Litter is here! We were fortunate enough to have 13 neonates born from our unproven Calico male to a Garden female.

We’ve been looking forward to this litter for three years now. Two years ago we paired the Calico male with a garden female. Unfortunately she slugged out.

Last year we paired up the Calico male with a female. Unfortunately the female turned out to be a male!

This year we’ve been very fortunate with this Amazon Tree Boa litter. 

  • Born September 23rd, 2019
  • 13 live, 2 infertile, 1 DOA
  • Average weight: 18 grams
  • Sire: Calico red
  • Dam: Garden

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First Boa litter of the season

First Boa litter of the season. Hog Isle Boas!

This litter was produced by a first time female. It’s been a few years since we’ve produced Hog Isle Boas so we’re happy to see these awesome little worms born here again as Hog Isles have always been one of our favorites. ❤️😊

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2018 Suriname red-tailed boas are here!

Our 2018 Suriname red-tailed boa litter is here! After a long wait, our pair of Suriname red-tailed boas (Boa constrictor constrictor) have produced a beautiful litter of boas. There were 35 boas in total, no infertile or still born. A very impressive litter indeed.

Suriname’s will be available in a few weeks time once all boas have shed and had a few meals. We like to make sure animals are started off as solid feeders on frozen thawed prey. This also gives us the chance to select a few choice animals as hold-back from the litter. 🙂

Below are just a few photos of the litter of the day they were born (9/11/2018). We’ll post more pictures as time permits. 

Enjoy. 🙂 

2017 Bolivian Boa Litter

Finally our litter of 2017 Bolivian Short-tailed Boas has landed. In fact the neonates they look fantastic! Also, we ended up with 16 live and 2 slugs, an excellent litter for a first time female.

Even more interesting to see how small Bolivians are at birth. Altogether the average weight of the Bolivian Boas is approximately 50 grams.

  • Sire: Bolivian (Silver-back)
  • Dame: Bolivian (Blonde-pastel)
  • DOB: August 18th 2017
  • Gestation: 99 days
  • Litter: 16 live, 2 infertile
  • Average weight of neonates: 50 grams
2017 Bolivian Short-tailed Boas

Sire and Dame Pictures

2016 Northern Emerald Litter is here!

Our Northern Emeralds (Corallus Caninus) finally gave birth today (September 19th 2016). This was our first attempt at breeding for this species and we’re quite happy with the results. We’re extremely happy to see that the litter is finally here!

We had paired my animals at the end of December, and the pair had been courting heavily up until early February, when the female went into shed. About a week later the female shed she appeared heavy in the mid-section. We wasn’t sure if we had observed an ovulation at the time so we weren’t 100% sold she was gravid. For the next couple of weeks, we introduced the male a few more nights to see if there was any interest, and when he failed to court the female any longer, we separated them for the last time and the long wait began. Or at least so it seemed.

On May 5th the female went into shed again, therefore believe we may have seen her building up for an ovulation earlier in the winter. However, she still appeared thick in the mid-section, and gave no obvious sign of ovulation preceding the shed cycle.

Many people have been asking when the litter was due, and when we would animals available. Now that we have animals on the ground it will be some time before we get them all feeding properly before we make any available (Minus keepers!) Keep an eye out on the news thread for updates, or give us a shout if you need anything further.

In the end, the birthing took place 118 days after the last shed.

  • Sire: Unknown age Northern Male, 1,700 grams
  • Dame: 2009 CBB Northern female, 2,000 grams
  • DOB: September 19th 2016
  • Litter: 4 live, 1 incompletely formed, 4 infertile
  • Average weight of neonates: 50grams

2016 Northern Emerald Litter