Home | Basic Information | Health | History | Behavior | Other Information
 
  Latest news about African Egg Eating Snake health

African Egg Eating Snake Health Information

Please keep in mind that this is a snake with very specialized feeding habits. Before acquiring an African Egg Eating snake, make sure that you will have a reliable source for small fresh bird eggs. Enclosure temperatures should remain between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius (about 73 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit), with about a five degree Celsius nighttime drop. Many will do well when kept on a 14 hour day, year round, though due to their nocturnal habits they can be stressed by bright light. A shallow water bowl should be available and humidity should be kept high, usually no lower than 75 percent. A substrate of aspen shavings is often acceptable and climbing opportunities should be provided. Many African Egg Eating Snakes will sleep in bird's nest after eating the eggs, and it may be beneficial to provide a hiding spot similar to a nest for your captive snake - perhaps a small bowl filled with nesting material. African Egg Eating Snakes can usually be kept on quail eggs in captivity, and often they will eat six to seven of these at each feeding. If any eggs remain in the enclosure after two days, they should be removed and discarded. Some African Egg Eating Snakes have problems shedding. In such a case, you may wish place your animal in a plastic sweater box along with some wetted, warm paper towels as a substrate. Shedding problems in an otherwise healthy snake could be a sign that the enclosure's humidity level is too low.

Breeding
In captivity, African Egg Eating Snakes can usually be bred year round. However, in the wild, breeding occurs in the spring, and often, cooling snakes down to winter temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and lowering humidity can aid in encouraging breeding. Usually, African Egg Eating Snakes deposit between 6 and 25 eggs. They do not lay eggs in one location; rather, the clutch is usually scattered after a gestation period lasting between 80 and 90 days. Hatchling African Egg Eating Snakes can be fed finch eggs.

Complete List
African Egg Eating Snake Anaconda - Green Anaconda - Yellow Boa - Amaral's Boa - Amazon Tree
Boa - Argentine Boa - Argentine Rainbow Boa - Brazilian Rainbow Boa - Central American Boa - Clouded
Boa - Coastal Rosy Boa - Colombian Boa - colombian Rainbow Boa - Cook's Tree Boa - Dumeril's
Boa - Emerald tree Boa - Haitian Boa - Hogg island Boa - Kenyan Sand Boa - Mexican Rosy
Boa - Papuan Tree Boa - Peruvian Red Tail Boa - Rough Scaled Sand Boa - Rubber Boa - Russian Sand
Boa - Solomon Island Boa - Sololon Island Tree Boa - Suriname Red Tail Boa - Viper Bull Snake
Corn Snake European Grass Snake Garter Snake - Canadian Garter Snake - Checkered Gopher Snake - Cape
Green Snake Green Snake - Eastern Smooth Green Snake - Western Smooth Hognose - eastern Hognose - Western
Indigo - eastern Kingsnake - Arizona Mountain Kingsnake - California Kingsnake - Chihuahua Mountain Kingsnake - Coastal mountain
Kingsnake - Common Kingsnake - Desert Kingsnake - Durango Mountain Kingsnake - Eastern Kingsnake - Eastern Black
Kingsnake - Florida Kingsnake - Grey Banded Kingsnake - Mexican Black Kingsnake - Prairie Kingsnake - Ruthven's
Kingsnake - San Luis Potosi Kingsnake - South Florida Kingsnake - Speckeled Milksnake - Andean Milksnake - Black
Milksnake - Central plains Milksnake - eastern Milksnake - Honduran Milksnake - Mexican Milksnake - Nelson's
Milksnake Peublan Milksnake - Sinaloan Pine Snake - Black Pine Snake - Northern Python - African Rock
Python - Amethystine Python - Ball Python - Blackheadead Python - Boelen's Python - Borneo Blood
Python - Brown Water Python - Burmese Python - Calabar Burrowing Python - Carpet Python - Children's
Python - Diamond Python - Green Tree Python - Indian Python - Jungle Carpet Python - Macklot's
Python - Olive Python - Queensland Carpet Python -Reticulated Python - Ringed Python - Sawu island
Python - Sumatra Blood Python - Timor Python - White Lipped Rat Snake - Baird's Rat Snake - Black
Rat Snake - Emory's Rat Snake - Everglades Rat Snake - Green Red Tailed Rat Snake - Grey Rat Snake - Mandarin
Rat Snake - Russian Rat Snake - Taiwan Beauty Rat Snake - Texas Rat Snake - Trans Pecos Rat Snake - Yellow
Ribbon Snake - Eastern Water Snake - Mississippi Green

 

copyright snakepage.infoprivacy policycontactsitemap

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "African_Egg_Eating_Snake".
eXTReMe Tracker