Study

Husbandry and propogation of the Radde's viper Vipera raddei raddei Boet

  • Published source details Kudrjavtsev S.V. & Mamet S.V. (1991) Husbandry and propogation of the Radde's viper Vipera raddei raddei Boet. Herpetological Review, 22, 96.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Vipers

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Snakes – Vipers

    A study in 1989–1991 [location unknown] (Kudrjavtsev & Mamet 1991) found that two captive female Radde’s vipers Vipera raddei raddei bred successfully in captivity. In 1991, one female gave birth to one live young and three infertile egg masses, and the other female gave birth to three young and two infertile egg masses. The young snakes survived for at least eight months. Adult snakes were placed together in a 140 x 60 x 60 cm terrarium, with a substrate of fine gravel, larger rocks, and shelters made from bark and plywood. The terrarium was kept at a temperature of around 25–32oC.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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