Blunt-Headed Tree Snake Breeding Information

The blunt-headed tree snake has rarely (if ever) been reproduced in captivity, most likely as a result of a lack of imported specimens and a lack of interest. These snakes appear to have an extended breeding season in the wild, depending upon their point of origination. I have been fortunate enough to have eggs laid in July from a wild-caught Honduran female; they hatched approximately six weeks later.

Clutch size averages two to three eggs, with a maximum of about eight. I say “about” eight, as Ditmars attests to an individual in captivity that regularly laid from 10 to 12 infertile eggs under a strip of bark in its cage. Who knows? Juveniles are approximately 14 inches in total length and should be set up in a similar manner as the adults. Sexual maturity is reached at 2 years old.

Related Articles

Eight Tentacled Snakes Born At National Zoo In Washington D.C.

Zoo had been trying to breed Erpeton tentaculatum for the last four years.

Connecticut Homeowner Can Continue Home-Based Snake Breeding Business

City issues cease and desist order, later issues home business permit for breeder of ball pythons and boa constrictors.

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo Releases 18 Smooth Green Snakes Into The Wild

Opheodrys vernalis were hatched as part of breeding program in conjunction with Lake County Forest Preserve District.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

What other animals do you keep?




Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module

Find Us On facebook

Edit ModuleShow Tags