On July 27th, Wednesday dawn our first Suriname redtails (Boa c. constrictor) of the year have been born.
Our biggest Suriname female dropped 11 live babies and 2 slugs. By morning when we noticed the presence of babies, the female had already finished the birth. What's more, all babies have already broken the sac and were breathing zippy.
Gravidity was 112 days long counting from the Post-Ovulation-Shed. During that time she always accepted food, she was given moderate sized preys, though. In the last month we didn't offer her food.
Neonates are big, well-developed, weighted between 93-100 g. We expect them to shed in a week.
CB 2016 Tumbes longtail boas
(Boa c. longicauda)details..