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Thread: Old Blue's First Litter

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    Old Blue's First Litter

    Hey everyone! I haven't posted here in a while, I'm sorry about that.

    I've had my blue axanthic female (Radix) since she was a babe in 2009. Didn't start breeding garters 'till about 2 years ago. She's had a couple boyfriends since then, but no luck on the babies.
    About 2 weeks ago, I only just started wondering if she was gravid, or just in need of a diet.
    Suddenly babies! 3 Live, 1 still, 1 slug.
    I'm super happy about it! I felt like this wouldn't happen for her! I would have been glad all the same just to have her around as a pet, but now she's a breeder too.

    I'm also a bit worried. Mom's totally fine, but two of the babes seem weak. I didn't see the birth, but the weakest one had already lost the end of its tail.

    I understand the failure to thrive thing, dealt with it before.

    I'm keeping myself ready to see all three fail. because in the back of my mind, I wonder if they were born premature or something.

    Thankful that Akasha's alright. Merely hopeful for the scrubs. All my friends are asleep so I showed up to the forum. I had to tell somebody!
    Beth L.

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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Re: Old Blue's First Litter

    Warm hydration is really important. Little ones can dry out very quickly. Keep us posted on the situation.
    Last edited by guidofatherof5; 06-19-2017 at 02:57 PM.
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    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.

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    Re: Old Blue's First Litter

    Congrats on the production T! It's always amazing to see reproduction at work in reptiles even though there is a small downside to it. Good luck with the babies and can't wait to see some pics.
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    Stay in peace and not pieces.

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    Re: Old Blue's First Litter

    Congrats on the babies!! Don't give up on them just yet. They might surprise you!

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    Re: Old Blue's First Litter

    Good luck with them!

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