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    2 Born and 2 dead :(

    well I just woke up and saw that my orange eastern had 2 babies but both are dead does this mean the chances of her having a full slug litter is high? of about 100 babies born here in the last week I only saw 1 or 2 slugs / still births and now this one who I was the most excited so far her first 2 are dead. one looked like a still birth and in good shape while the other looked like it got stepped on. She has plenty of room so I know it wasn't her weight going over the baby that caused it. I'm just wondering if this is semi common or not and wether or not I can still expect to have at least a few healthy babies to raise as I wanted to keep this entire litter.

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Only time will tell.
    I haven't seen any kind of pattern taking shape with stillborns being first, middle or last and how that relates to the rest of snakes delivered.
    That's just been my experience.
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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Only time will tell.
    I haven't seen any kind of pattern taking shape with stillborns being first, middle or last and how that relates to the rest of snakes delivered.
    That's just been my experience.
    ok good to know. is it somewhat common to have a few slugs / stillbirths in a litter?

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Oh heck yes.

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    Oh heck yes.
    thank god lol, so I had been somewhat lucky thus far then. I was all freaking out thinking all the babies might be dead that will come next. still sad though one of the babies that was still born looked very bright orange. Would of been interested to see him / her grow

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Philminator View Post
    ok good to know. is it somewhat common to have a few slugs / stillbirths in a litter?
    Yes and no.

    Each birth is different.
    My last group born we're all alive and well. The group before had a deformed baby.
    Then I had a mother deliver all slugs except of one alive and well baby.
    You just never know.
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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    a real roll of the dice then I sure hope I get some healthy babies as I want to keep this litter

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Roll of the dice is a good way to look at it.
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    Thumbs up Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    got my fingers crossed for you, hoping for the best, have been following your posts, i love your enthusiasm im sure i will be reading some really positive stuff in your future posts good luck
    ​I'm not actually a gynecologist...but i'll take a look.

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    Re: 2 Born and 2 dead :(

    Quote Originally Posted by PINJOHN View Post
    got my fingers crossed for you, hoping for the best, have been following your posts, i love your enthusiasm im sure i will be reading some really positive stuff in your future posts good luck
    thanks yeah sometimes I re read my posts and I think to myself "gee these guys are gonna think im a hyper 12 year old kid" lol I get really into this don't I? :P I keep peaking my head around the corner ever other minute to see into my reptile room so I can see when she gives birth to other babies

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