Behind the scenes: Egg collecting

Behind the scenes: Egg collecting

Our Royal Python breeding season is now well under way and so far we have had approximately 400 eggs laid to date.

The eggs are housed in incubation containers with moistened vermiculite in our incubators.

We normally start slitting the eggs roughly 55 days after they have been laid to help the babies exit the egg once they are ready.

Once the egg starts to sink inwards, we know it is nearly time. The sinking inwards is caused by a reduction in size of the yolk sac, which has been feeding and helping the baby snake develop.

Some babies will exit within the next day and for others it may take up to a week. Have a look and see us in action?

Royal Python Breeding Part 1 - Egg Collecting