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Q: Laying Box Medium?
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Heart and Soul Reps

In Relation To:

Paige [013]
Alright... I'm used to boas, easy, they drop their litters. This is our first year breeding pythons. My girl is a few days past her date for laying after her pre-lay shed and she seems like she just keeps searching for a good place to lay. I just have paper towels in there right now.. I was wondering if any one has had any significant success in getting a troubled girl to lay on any substrate? I'm not talking about incubating I'm just talking about the substrate for them to lay the clutch on. Maybe I'm just being paranoid? :) thanks!

Kylie Rae

Points: 250
Topics: Egg Laying , Knowledge Base
Tags: Incubation, Laying, Medium, Substrate
Species: Pythons > Pythons > Python regius
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Assisted Answer 6/26/2009 8:14:33 PM

FyreFocks
She needs a lay box; something secure for her benefit, filled with vermiculite or sphagnum moss.
 
Author Comment 6/26/2009 8:16:49 PM

Heart and Soul Reps
Do you mean.. like a hide box? Something to crawl under, or something to sit in?
 
Assisted Answer 6/26/2009 8:20:24 PM

Floof
Like a moist hide... Large enough for her to curl up comfortably with the clutch of eggs, so larger than a normal-sized moist hide for her. Spaghnum moss is a decent lay substrate.
 
Member Comment 6/26/2009 8:31:43 PM

FyreFocks
What Floof said.
 
Accepted Answer 6/28/2009 4:29:41 PM

dalvers63
It can all depend on the snake. I had a laybox the first year I bred ball pythons. Last year I didn't bother and she laid just fine. If you have a box big enough for her go ahead and put one in. I not she really will lay when she's ready whether the is a box or not
 
Member Comment 6/28/2009 4:31:58 PM

dalvers63
Oh should have said if you do put a box in I usually use either damp sphagnum moss or a mix of Aspen and Eco earth. You don't want it soaking wet, just lightly damp.
 
Author Comment 6/30/2009 11:34:51 AM

Heart and Soul Reps
She laid yesterday!! I had to put her in the box the day before though... she wanted to lay under it, lol. Thanks everyone!
 
Member Comment 1/17/2011 6:09:17 AM

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