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    Hi, I am kinda new to the whole owning of snakes thing. I have a 5 1/2' female BCI and a 4 1/2' male BCC. I house them together and have had them for about a year. They are both perfect, and healthy. Around February last year, ( about a month after I got them) I found them in the process of breeding. My female swelled up, (pre ovulation swell I assume) but nothing ever came of it. My question is, if they continue to be housed together, will they breed even if I don't do the whole cooling period thing??? I am not trying to breed them,(it would be nice if it happened anyway) I was just wondering if it would happen. Thanks for any advice givin. b13.gif

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    Re: Will my snakes breed if.......

    Yes, chances are they will continue to breed.

    Colombian boas do not have to be cooled (brumated) in order to breed. I have never cooled boas in this manner. I have lowered temps during the night, but returned them to normal during the day.

    So if left together and sexually mature, chances are they will breed.

    Your situation sounds like the female actually did "her" part, but the male did not. Often situations like this result in the female not producing at all.
    To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

    -Best Regards
    -Clay English
    Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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      Re: Will my snakes breed if.......

      Thanks Clay. Maybe my boy is just not sexually mature yet. When I got him, the person told me he was 2, but I really don't know. We'll see what happens.

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        Re: Will my snakes breed if.......

        Also remember that males may not do their part regardless of age.

        You may have a perfect sized 5 foot boa, about 4 years old, and he just may not perform. This is frustrating to selective breeders that are trying to breed certain traits together and watch the male ignore them.

        Many breeders including myself seperate male and females throughout the year, and only place them together for breeding. This tends to trigger a breeding response in the male and females.
        To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

        -Best Regards
        -Clay English
        Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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          .Re: Will my snakes breed if.......

          I have a female BCC (I think she is probable a BCI/BCC mutt). Her vet has a male Hogg that he took in from some kids who didn't have the money to take care of him after a rat chewed him up. The vet is looking for a good home for the hog, and of course I would love to take him in. I am in the process of building a large enclosure for my snake or maybe both. They are similar size and age, and have both been been housed alone for several years, so I know they would be safe from desease. The only thing is, I am not interested in breeding. Is there anyway to reduce the chance of them breeding.

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