Our Mexican Black Kings (Lampropeltis Getula) decided to share a special present with us.
More Kochi Day Geckos (Phelsuma kochi) have hatched. 🙂
This is our first season producing Kochi Day Geckos and we’re pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the neonates are. Thanks to Neil Meister for providing us with this opportunity.
#Phelsuma #PhelsumaKochi #DayGecko #KocksDayGecko #DarrenHamillReptiles
The other day we were very pleased to find a clutch of Niger Uromastyx eggs! Our female Nigerian Uromastyx (Uromastyx geyri) has been looking for a place to lay her eggs for a few days now, digging all around her enclosure.
We were very pleased to see that she accepted the egg box we provided her. 🙂
The brown eggs are infertile eggs. We include them in our photos for record keeping, however they are removed before placing the eggs in the incubator. Good record keeping is an important part of successful husbandry.
#NigerianUromastyx #UromastyxGeyri #Uromastyx #DarrenHamillReptiles
Our first clutch of MBK eggs has arrived! We have a thing for darkly colored reptiles, and Mexican Black Kings (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) are no exception.
This female is a couple of years old now, slowly raised to maturity. We’re fortunate to have eight fertile eggs in the first clutch.
Here’s looking forward to those beautiful little black noodles!
#MBK #LampropeltisGetulaNigrita #MexicanBlackKingsnake #DarrenHamillReptiles
Something new and unexpected today, an Emerald Swift (Sceloporus malachiticus). This little guy is one of two babies born a few weeks ago.
We have our Emerald Swifts in a bio-active display setup, housed with multiple species that like to bask. We never expected our Swifts to breed in a multi-species enclosure, so this was a nice surprise. 🙂
#EmeraldSwift #SceloporusMalachiticus #DarrenHamillReptiles
Baby Solomon Island Ground Boas (Candoia paulsoni) were born here at DHR September 26th, 2020. These beautiful, robust boas are known for large litters of small babies.
Baby Solomon Island Ground boas are tiny replicas of their parents. However, they will start to change color after their first few sheds.
- DOB: September 26th, 2020
- Sire: Tope/white
- Dam: Orange/red
- Result: 45 live(!!!), 4 infertile
- AVG weight: 4.5 grams
#DarrenHamillReptiles #SolomonIslandGroundBoas #CandoiaPaulsoni