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Q: Is 12 years too old to breed a male corn snake?
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CrazyJen

Hello, my oldest corn snake I have had since a hatchling in 2008. I haven't bred anything in a very long time. But an opportunity has come up that has me wondering. What age would you stop breeding your male snakes? I believe their life expectancy is around 15-20 years when kept in good condition. Is this a situation where you just have to try and see if he is interested?

Thanks for any replys. Getting a little advice before moving forward with the het testing! 


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Accepted Answer 4/30/2019 12:24:09 AM

Sonja K. Reptiles
I have not bred Corns specifically, but I have bred Rhino Ratsnake males that were of similar age without issue. I could see the possibility of a lower fertility rate, but not necessarily. The last clutch sired by my oldest male had a 100% fertility and hatch. As in any pairing make sure he’s healthy and of good weight.
 
Member Comment 4/30/2019 2:13:38 AM

Doomtrooper

It will be fine 12 isn't that old ,, 

 
Author Comment 4/30/2019 8:28:05 AM

CrazyJen

That's the way I was thinking too. Thanks for help confirming! 

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