Study

Captive management and reproduction of the Savu Island python Liasis mackloti savuensis (Brongersma, 1956)

  • Published source details Radovanovic A. (2013) Captive management and reproduction of the Savu Island python Liasis mackloti savuensis (Brongersma, 1956). The Herpetological Bulletin, 123, 19-22.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Boas and pythons

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

    A study in 2010 in a captive setting in Birmingham, UK (Radovanovic 2013) reported that Savu Island pythons Liasis mackloti savuensis bred successfully in captivity. One female produced a clutch of nine eggs. Three eggs were infertile, and of the six that were incubated, five hatched successfully. Hatchlings survived for at least eight months. In 2010, one female and three male pythons were acquired. They were housed separately and only introduced to each other for breeding. Ambient temperatures were 29–30°C during the day and 22–25°C at night, and a basking spot at 35°C was provided. Eggs were removed and placed in a plastic box with vermiculite (2:1 mix with water) and incubated at 30°C and 90–100% humidity. Hatchlings were housed individually.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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