When it comes to breeding dragons, you should know that sexing them can sometimes be difficult. Dragons do not come with a zipper they shed, which makes finding the right sex much more difficult. Luckily, there are some things that can help you determine the sex of your dragon easily. If you follow these steps, you will have no problems when it comes to mating your dragons.
The first thing that you will need to determine is whether your snake is a male or a female. Sexing dragon snakes is usually fairly easy if you know exactly what to look for. Luckily, you don’t need to probe or pop these snakes because they are so fragile and thin, and the possibility of hurting them is also high. Instead, tail sexing isn’t an invasive or difficult method of determining the gender of your snake, and it is an easier and more gentle way to do it. Because each species of snake have their own special characteristics, you can sex them by observing their physical traits.
One method that you can use to determine sex is by taking the snakes into an enclosure and keeping them in a confined space for a few days. Since males do not venture far from the confines of their enclosures, you can find out the gender of the snake by observing their behavioral patterns. For example, females will generally stay close to the water dish, but they also will hang around the edges of the enclosure. However, males will generally be somewhat farther away from the water dish and will wander more aimlessly.
Another way to tell the genders of your snakes is by handling them in captivity. Although you may easily notice a difference between male and female due to their size, you will notice that the scales on their body differ. The scales are present on all snakes, but since they differ on the size of the snake, they may even be able to tell the gender of the snake just by looking at them. This is an expert tip that should not be taken lightly. If you feel like you are handling one of your snakes incorrectly, simply remove them from the enclosure and try again.
You should know that the average size of most reptiles when captured, is one inch in length. Because of the variation in sizes among species, you will need to use a calculator that will measure the snake’s girth, as well as their length. These are two important measurements in the process of Gender determination in captivity. Although you can observe the two sexes from afar, you will have little chance of knowing their average size without a proper enclosure. Fortunately, there are some great reptile tanks out there that will help you come up with the proper enclosure, so you will be better prepared for Gender determination.
Another thing that you should know about these snakes is that they are coldblooded, which means that they require external heat in order to function properly. Because of this, they cannot stand being left out in the cold. This is another reason why it is important to provide them with an enclosure that has both warmth and humidity. There are some great heaters and humidifiers available for purchase, so make sure you have one handy when you are shopping.
The third thing that you should know about these amazing snakes is that they like to stay clean, so keepers who do not change out of their holding tank regularly will find that they struggle to hold them long enough to be productive. In order to keep your snake healthy and happy, keepers should make sure that they wash their hands thoroughly after handling them. Keepers should also be careful about cleaning their enclosures. They should make sure that there is no dust or debris left in their habitat. This will keep the snakes from becoming ill due to bacteria.
Lastly, keepers need to know that these snakes require a good amount of humidity in order to remain happy and healthy. In order to do this, they should have a substrate to use when they can no longer be in their habitat. In order to maintain this type of substrate, they should have a temperature and humidity monitor as well as a way to change out of the substrate when necessary.