Breeding 2011

Office building

 

 

 

If you are interested in captive-bred offspring, please check the...

OPHIOTROPICS website

 

for an up-to-date list of animals available. You can also reserve juveniles in advance. The snakes can be obtained during major reptile fairs in Europe, like Hamm (Germany) or Houten (Netherlands).

Captive breeding Wagler's vipers from different localities is done in Indonesia under local conditions in the true sense of the word. Of course, wild-caught animals are used to form a breeding stock. Localities of all vipers are known. Pairs are only formed with snakes, which stem from the same area.

Breeding Wagler's vipers under local climatic conditions is very easy. It only requires a large plastic container with a good ventilation to house an animal. An aircon unit is also helpful during the hottest months of the year, but is rarely needed, especially, if rooms follow local design, which allows for optimal ventilation. During the rainy season, we also keep males and females together outdoors in our garden in large wire cages.

Feeding adult males is also no problem, as house geckos are abundant in our premises. However, for reasons outlined elsewhere on this site, we try to avoid them as much as possible and offer lab-bred mice and rats.

Juvenile T. wagleri are kept single and require special attention until they are about 6-8 months old. As shown on the left, an electric lamp to heat up food is essential for successful feeding of young Waglers during nighttime.

 

 

 

 

Plastic boxes for keeping baby Waglers

breeding room

 

 

A new breeding project includes animals from Singkawang, northwestern Borneo.

 

Female from Singkawang, Borneo

 

 

   
Female from Singkawang, Borneo