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Is my snake gravid?
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
Is my snake gravid?

Hi everyone! My 5 y/o ultramel tessera was paired about 1 1/2 month ago. I don’t brumate as my temps don’t get cold enough here. However, she is looking very round.. almost overnight. When I feel her she doesn’t feel lumpy, but just full overall in the lower third. Attached are pics of her taken today, she’s usually a very slender girl naturally. She shed on saturday, I have offered her a hide with sphagnum moss and she loves it. Maybe that is her pre lay shed? She’s just been acting very restless as well. You can also see the scale spread in attached photos

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Old 02-25-2021, 04:42 PM   #2
My guess would be yes she is gravid.
Old 02-25-2021, 04:53 PM   #3
Originally Posted by 67temp View Post
My guess would be yes she is gravid.

Is it her body shape or just how I’m describing it?

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Old 02-25-2021, 07:45 PM   #4
The shape of her body plus the way her body contacts your hand. Plus you mentioned when they were paired and how she has been acting which is right on par.
Old 02-25-2021, 10:36 PM   #5
Rich Z
If you think "maybe", it would be best to treat her like she is rather than treat her like she isn't.

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