How to Care For Dragon Snakes


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Sexing dragons can be a little tricky if you don’t know what to look out for. Luckily, dragon snake sexing isn’t a painful or risky process. Instead, you don’t need to probe or pop these snakes because they’re so fragile and thin, and the risk of hurting them is also too high. Instead, tail sexing methods is a safer and much easier method of sexing a dragon snake. With this method you can easily tell a difference between male and female snake.

To sex these species of dragon snakes, first identify them by their pattern on the skin. The biggest difference between the two genders is in the appearance of the anal glands. These glands are present only in females and only in egg-laying stage. They appear somewhat incomplete in males. Tailoring the substrate to match their appearances is necessary if you plan on breeding them.

To begin this breeding process, make sure the tank has good humidity and good water quality. Dragon snakes live in a cold to hot environment and they have a tendency to grow stressed out easily. You may also want to place the substrate inside the terrarium so that they get sufficient light and air. The best way to breed them successfully is to keep them comfortable and stress-free in captivity.

It’s also important that you learn how to properly set up the tank and other accessories. Dragon slayers and most other captive reptiles are delicate creatures, even in captivity, so they need to stay in a relaxed state of mind and in a low stress state of any kind. For example, a half-inch long ball of the substrate could be a great place for them to relax and lay down for the night if they’re kept in a cramped enclosure. However, a half-inch ball of substrate can be very uncomfortable for a ball pythons, so a smaller enclosure would be better. Make sure the temperature of the enclosures matches those of your dragons. Set the enclosures with a medium temperature on the bottom and a high temperature on the top of the enclosure.

When it comes to reproduction, Dragon snakes live in colonies called “bands” where each member produces eggs at a specific time. The eggs hatch in about three weeks, after which they need to be fed and removed from the eggs quickly to avoid them being damaged. This isn’t a major problem, but be sure not to leave them for too long since they might suffocate. Also, if a male dragon snake produces more than four eggs then he and his mate will become aggressive and attempt to kill off the other eggs.

Breeding these animals requires an environment with high humidity (at least 80%) and adequate light (about four hours a day). They can tolerate low temperatures but you should never place a vent anywhere near the enclosure because they will be affected by it. The food your dragon snake eats will also affect their appetite so do choose your food wisely. Corn is very good and should be offered frequently.

In the wild dragon snakes hunt during the night time and forage around the substrate during the day. A few males and females may live together in captivity. Most of the time they all stay in one enclosure with a substrate. It’s very common for them to create their own hideaways where they can hide during the day and climb into at night. There are two types of hideaways – wet hideaways and dry hideaways. A wet hideaway is somewhat like a small enclosure with a loose substrate that allows moisture to escape and a substrate that is completely enclosed.

To care for your snake successfully, you should provide a home that’s suitable for the lifestyle they have. If you decide to get a captive bred snake, then you should purchase an appropriate enclosure that has adequate space for your new pet and a suitable base where they can climb onto when awake. With a little bit of effort and research, you will be ready to welcome your new reptile into your life.

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