Captive breeding of the reticulated python Python reticulatus in Andaman and Nicobar islands, India

  • Published source details Kumar S.S., Saxena A. & Sivaperuman C. (2011) Captive breeding of the reticulated python Python reticulatus in Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. The Herpetological Bulletin, 117, 28-30.


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Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Boas and pythons

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Boas and pythons

    A study in 2010 in Mini Zoo, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India (Kumar et al. 2011) reported that a pair of reticulated pythons Python reticulatus bred successfully in captivity. One female python produced a clutch of five eggs, two of which hatched successfully. The hatchlings survived for at least five months. In 2010, a pair of reticulated pythons were housed together in a concrete room (3 x 3 x 3 m). After laying, eggs were left to incubate naturally with the female. Hatchlings were measured after hatching, and again after four and five months.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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